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Lawyers: U of Illinois broke contract with professor

Lawyers for a professor who believes he was wrongly denied a job at the University of Illinois argue in a legal filing that the school already had a contract with…Click to Continue »


Missouri House initially OKs Pledge of Allegiance in English

Supporters say a measure requiring publicly funded schools to recite the Pledge of Allegiance daily in English will encourage unity and pride in the United States.Click to Continue »


A look at microbrewery laws being considered nationwide

Lawmakers around the country have been taking up various bills that cater to the growing microbrewery industry. Here are some of the efforts:Click to Continue »


Diehl proposes changes to handling Missouri traffic fines

Missouri's Republican House speaker is proposing a number of changes to how traffic violations are handled to address concerns raised by the fatal police shooting in Ferguson.Click to Continue »


St. Louis County pulls taxpayers from NFL stadium financing

St. Louis County taxpayers will not be asked to help pay for a new NFL stadium on the downtown riverfront.Click to Continue »


Illinois corn acreage projected to decline in 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture expects Illinois farmers to plant fewer acres of corn in 2015 as a nationwide price slump continues.Click to Continue »


Illinois has approved 2,000 medical marijuana patients

Illinois approved about 400 new patient applications for medical marijuana during March, bringing the total to 2,000 patients with complete paperwork.Click to Continue »


US gives threatened status to northern long-eared bat

The federal government said Wednesday that it is listing the northern long-eared bat as threatened, giving new protections to a species that has been nearly wiped out in some areas…Click to Continue »


Illinois sees lack of bids in online auction of state planes

An auction of half of Illinois' fleet of airplanes has had trouble getting off the ground.Click to Continue »


Incentive could cost Poplar Bluff taxpayers $40,000

Taxpayers in the southeast Missouri town of Poplar Bluff could pay more than $40,000 for a $1,400 contribution to a civic organization.Click to Continue »


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