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The Illinois Senate votes on whether to override Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto on raising the smoking age to 21. Rauner also vetoed a bill... [Read More]
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IL state representatives & senators return to the capitol to consider overriding Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto on teacher pay, smoking age, other bills before... [Read More]
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The amount utility customers pay for natural gas and electricity service from Ameren Illinois is set to go down, according to the utility. Residential... [Read More]
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2018 Illinois election results show that Republican Mike Bost defeated Democrat Brendan Kelly in the race for Congress. It's the third straight election the GOP... [Read More]
The Belleville News-Democrat, Southern Illinoisian and WSIU will hold two Illinois 12th District debates in October. The St. Clair County League of Women Voters is... [Read More]
Federal dollars are coming to the state to help combat the opioid epidemic. [Read More]
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U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, Health and Human Services personnel discussed federal money for opioid treatment coming to Illinois. Republican Congressmen Mike Bost, Rodney Davis... [Read More]
Brendan Kelly, a U.S. House of Representatives candidate from Southern Illinois, says he won't support Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House if... [Read More]
Fairmount Park in Collinsville, IL in Southern Illinois has its racing day for 2019 approved by the Illinois Racing Board. Live horse racing at the... [Read More]
During a local labor union candidate meet and greet that featured Democrats J.B. Pritzker and Brendan Kelly, Charles Totsie Bailey, called on those in attendance... [Read More]
Three Southern Illinois congressmen, all seeking re-election in November, have each received $10,000 during this election from a pharmaceutical company that was spun off of... [Read More]
Illinois pharmaceutical company AbbVie has given cash to several people running for office during the 2018 election including Republicans Mike Bost, John Shimkus, Rodney Davis,... [Read More]
In the 116th Illinois House district, Democrat State Rep. Jerry Costello II accused Republican David Friess of raising property taxes on residents in Red Bud... [Read More]
A Paul Simon Public Policy Institute study found most downstate Illinois counties receive more money in state funding than they send to Springfield while Chicago... [Read More]
Rain from the remnants of Hurricane Gordon causes MoDOT, IDOT to delay closing Interstate 55/64 lanes leading to busy St. Louis, MO bridge as part... [Read More]
Police and security guards will do fare enforcement at MetroLink stations in Fairview Heights, IL in Southern Illinois and in St. Louis, MO. The effort... [Read More]
The Missouri Department of Transportation and Illinois Department of Transportation, plan to close most lanes leading up to PSB this weekend for demolition work leading... [Read More]
Agricultural company Cargill, which has East St. Louis facility, in Southern Illinois, says trade war could lead to job losses. U.S. and China have placed... [Read More]
The St. Clair Township Board is placing an advisory referendum question on the November ballot about sewer rates for residents in unincorporated areas served by... [Read More]
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has started a clergy abuse hotline for people to report child sexual abuse allegations in the Catholic Church. St. Clair... [Read More]
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