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  • Illinois Senate expected to vote on 3 gun control measures Wednesday

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Senate is expected to vote Wednesday on whether to send three-gun control measures to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s desk. Fox 2 News spoke with southern Illinois senators from both parties ahead of the vote. Whether controlled by Republicans or Democrats, state legislatures from across the country have been trying to come to a consensus on protecting citizens from gun violence ever since the Valentine’s Day massacre at a school in Parkland, FL. “Everybody supports making our […]

  • Talks on merging St. Louis City and County at Missouri Capitol

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Two St. Louis area state lawmakers are trying to quiet discussion about a St. Louis City and County merger in the state Capitol. Sen. Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, and Rep. Shamed Dogan, R-Ballwin, filed a resolution Wednesday. It would prevent the General Assembly from taking a position on the issue, leaving it up to the voters of the county and city. “Somebody in Cass County or in another part of the state doesn’t know what things are […]

  • House committee passes bill to make it easier to carry a gun in places like a church or school

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO – A Missouri House committee passed a bill Tuesday night to make it easier to carry a gun in a place like a church or school. By a vote of 8-4, the House General Laws committee passed House Bill 1936, which would eliminate about 15 gun-free zones currently codified in state law. Missourians have the right to carry concealed without a permit but still cannot carry in a gun-free zone. The bill would allow property owners covered by […]

  • Greitens pledges to cooperate with lawmakers’ investigation, lawyer says

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The process to impeach Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens could begin as soon as Monday at the state Capitol. That is the soonest the full Missouri House could vote on whether to investigate the embattled governor after he was indicted on a felony invasion of privacy charged on Thursday. House Speaker Todd Richardson announced he would form a special committee of legislators from both parties to investigate the charges shortly after news broke of the indictment. Edward […]

  • Rauner says Illinois residents are “taxed out”

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner gave the final budget address of his term Wednesday afternoon, hoping to avoid another chaotic budget fight like the more than two-year impasse that ended in July. Rauner said the state still cannot control its habit of spending more than it takes in. “The FY 2018 budget, enacted last July over my veto, is running a huge deficit that proves the point,” Rauner said. “That unbalanced budget was built on the back of […]

  • Alton, Illinois a finalist to be featured on small business reality show

    ALTON, Ill. – The City of Alton has a chance to make a dream come true on a reality show. The city by the Mississippi River is one of five finalists vying to be featured on the third season of the Hulu series “Small Business Revolution: Main Street.” Hulu made the announcement Tuesday morning on Facebook Live. Nearly 200 Alton residents crowded into the Post Commons coffee shop to celebrate. If Alton wins, the show’s creators will tape the entire […]

  • Senate committee hears testimony on charging bullies with manslaughter if actions result in victim’s suicide

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri lawmakers hear testimony Monday on a bill that would allow bullies to be charged with manslaughter if their actions result in a victim’s suicide. The bill is named Kenny’s Law, in honor of a teenager from mid-Missouri who took his own life in December 2016. Dozens of friends and family members of Kenneth Suttner made their way from Howard County just northwest of Columbia to the capitol today as a Senate committee held a public […]

  • Major Case Squad activated after body found in Cahokia dumpster

    CAHOKIA, Ill. – The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis has been activated after a woman found a body inside a dumpster at a Cahokia apartment complex on Tuesday morning. The apartment complex is on Jerome Lane, just east of Route 3. Authorities got the tip about the body around 10 a.m. after Teresa Bryant went to take her trash out. Bryant said she noticed a nice quilt in the dumpster, one she would have liked to try to reuse. […]

  • Rauner delivers State of the State address proposing to cut taxes

    SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered the final “State of the state” address of his term Wednesday. Rauner is on the ticket here in Illinois this fall. Rauner believes he has a record of results to take to the polls, but his primary challengers were in the building after the speech speaking out against his leadership. Although jobs and population have been moving out of the state in recent years, Chicago was recently chosen as a finalist for Amazon’s second headquarters. […]

  • Lawmakers meet with university presidents to discuss grim higher education budget

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Some of the lawmakers who control Missouri’s higher education budget met with college presidents in the Capitol Wednesday to digest a grim budget picture for next year. Gov. Eric Greitens proposed a nearly $100 million cut in higher education funding for the 2019 fiscal year, a cut of roughly 10 percent from this year’s 2018 budget. Greitens had originally proposed a $160 million cut last year, of which some was restored by lawmakers. However, as of […]

  • 2 killed in Kentucky high school shooting

    Another high school has turned into a scene of carnage, this time in western Kentucky. Sixteen people were wounded, two of them fatally, after a shooter opened fire Tuesday morning at Marshall County High School, authorities said. Four others sustained various injuries. A 15-year-old male student was arrested at the scene and will be charged with murder and attempted murder, Gov. Matt Bevin said. Marshall County Attorney Jeff Edwards said it’s likely the suspect will be charged as an adult, […]

  • Missouri state rep calls for syringe access program to curb opioid addiction

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Missouri lawmaker wants to make it legal for organizations to provide drug users with free needles. Rep. Holly Rehder (R-Sikeston) says a syringe access program would go a long way toward curbing the opioid epidemic. Monday in Jefferson City, a House committee held a public hearing on a bill to make syringe access programs legal. The proposal is sponsored by a lawmaker who has seen first-hand the toll addiction can take. You can hear it […]