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South St. Louis bank robbed

Tuesday, 05 November 2013 12:35 Published in Local News

Police search for a pair of bank robbery suspects today.

Fox 2 reports that the PNC Bank on South Grand near Ted Drewes' was robbed. Two men stole an undisclosed amount of money and sped off in a gray Cadillac. No word of any injuries during the robbery.

Illinois group collecting signatures to change income tax

Tuesday, 05 November 2013 12:31 Published in Local News

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Backers of a plan to change Illinois' income tax structure say they've collected more than 150,000 signatures from supporters.

 

The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports that members of the group A Better Illinois say they hope to keep collecting signatures on their petition through the spring. They want to convince lawmakers to put a constitutional amendment on the 2014 ballot. The amendment would allow the state to adopt a graduated or "progressive" tax.

 

Under a graduated tax, higher earners pay a larger percentage of their income than middle and lower-class taxpayers. It's similar to the federal income tax structure.

 

Illinois' Constitution currently requires a flat income tax. Changing it would require a three-fifths vote in the Legislature and approval by voters.

 

Three handguns and a rifle stolen from parked car

Monday, 04 November 2013 15:48 Published in Local News

St. Louis Police again reminding gun owners to Park Smart. A sales representative for Rhino Arms, a gun company, had her car broken into this weekend.

She parked her car in a lot around 1:30 Saturday morning in the 1400 block of Lucas Avenue. The next afternoon, she noticed the car's rear window had been broken. Thieves had opened her trunk and stolen, three handguns, 160 rounds of ammunition, and an AR-15 rifle.

Police continue to investigate the crime.

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