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Federal Funding Expands Housing Counseling in Illinois

Federal Funding Expands Housing Counseling in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) — Five Illinois cities will receive federal funding to help people find quality housing or keep current homes. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $47 million in housing counseling grants Monday. Illinois will receive $1.4 million of that to assist nearly 53,000 households . HUD counseling money will go to Carlinville,…

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Mississippi River Waters Begin to Recede North of St. Louis

Mississippi River Waters Begin to Recede North of St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO (AP) — Water levels on the Mississippi River are dropping north of St. Louis after high waters forced road and ferry closures. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that in the hardest-hit communities, floodwater crested over the weekend at almost nine feet above flood stage. Hannibal saw the Mississippi River reach about 8.8 feet…

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St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  A robber got more than he bargained for when he held up a Taco Bell in south St. Louis with a BB gun. On Saturday, police say the suspect demanded money from the cashier at the Taco Bell on Hampton. After the cashier complied, the suspect tried to rob a customer, who…

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Ripley’s Duck Boat Companies Looking For Legal Loopholes

Ripley’s Duck Boat Companies Looking For Legal Loopholes

(Associated Press) Companies facing multiple lawsuits over a summer tourist boat accident in Missouri that killed 17 people are invoking an 1851 law that allows vessel owners to try to avoid or limit legal damages. But the companies also say they’re seeking settlement negotiations with victims’ family members. Attorneys for Ripley Entertainment Inc., and Missouri-based…

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Democrats Call On Hawley To Drop Appeal In Voter ID Case

Democrats Call On Hawley To Drop Appeal In Voter ID Case

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democrats are calling on Republican Attorney General Josh Hawley to drop an appeal of a ruling that struck down parts of Missouri’s voter photo ID law. U.S. Rep. Lacy Clay in a Monday statement said Hawley is appealing to “suppress the vote of minorities, the disabled and the rural poor…

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