Missouri House passes abortion ban at 8 weeks – Governor expected to sign

Missouri’s Republican-led House has passed a sweeping bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy on lawmakers’ final day in session Friday, joining Alabama and several other states that have moved recently to severely restrict the procedure. The ban is among the most restrictive in the U.S. It includes exceptions for medical emergencies, but…

Lincoln Sculpture to Visit Springfield

Springfield, IL (KTRS) A giant sculpture of Abraham Lincoln is coming to Springfield, Illinois. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and the City of Springfield are hosting an exhibition featuring Artist Seward Johnson’s “Return Visit.” The work is described as an enlarged version of Johnson’s original work of art commissioned for Gettysburg Plaza in Pennsylvania. will…

IL Democratic Lawmaker Fights to Expand Gun Rights

Springfield, IL (KTRS) A democratic lawmaker is working to expand the rights of gun owners in Illinois. State Rep. Monica Bristow of Alton introduced a bill that would ease the application process for Firearm Owner Identification Cards and Concealed Carry Licenses, while providing additional aid to the military and law enforcement community. Bristow says, “Law-abiding…

Senator Duckworth Cautions Trump Administration on Iran

Washington, D.C. (KTRS) Democratic U.S. Senator from Illinois Tammy Duckworth is speaking out against what she calls the “Trump Administration’s reckless approach to Iran.” Duckworth, a combat veteran, questioned Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan Tuesday over the potential deployment of 120,000 troops to the Middle East. She cautioned Shanahan on moving forward. She says the…