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9 am news

Construction begins on Chicago-Moline rail line

2014-10-21 09:19:00 BND.com

Construction has started to restore passenger rail service between Chicago and the Quad Cities, on the Iowa state line, for the first time since 1979.

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Homeless man victim of knockout assault

2014-10-21 09:04:48 kmov.com
Authorities in St. Louis are blaming a knockout assault for an attack that left a homeless man with a head injury. Read Full Story ...

8 am news



Search for new education commissioner criticized

2014-10-21 08:54:00 BND.com

The search for a new education commissioner in Missouri is causing friction between the state school board president and an association of school superintendents.

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Nixon to announce new effort in Ferguson

2014-10-21 08:40:27 kmov.com
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will be in Ferguson Tuesday to announce an effort that seeks to address issues raised in the wake of the death of Michael Brown. Read Full Story ...

Illinois' top educator: Funding problems to remain

2014-10-21 08:34:00 BND.com

The Illinois state superintendent of schools says the outcome of the governor's race won't make a difference for the state's education funding problems.

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Traffic delays seen after person extracted from vehicle on I-44

2014-10-21 08:31:23 kmov.com
Traffic was delayed after crews closed two lanes on the interstate while they worked to clear the accident. Read Full Story ...

Illinois schools using emergency response system

2014-10-21 08:29:00 BND.com

Five school districts in Illinois are testing an emergency response system that gives first responders instant access to information like building layouts before, during and after a crisis.

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Homeless man victim of knock-out game attack

2014-10-21 08:19:00 BND.com

Authorities in St. Louis are blaming the so-called "knock-out game" for an attack on a homeless man.

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Columbia City Council axes marijuana measure

2014-10-21 08:09:00 BND.com

A local attorney's attempt to decriminalize the cultivation of marijuana has been defeated by the Columbia City Council.

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7 am news



No injuries in train derailment in St. Louis Co.

2014-10-21 07:39:00 BND.com

Cleanup continues in south St. Louis County after a train derailment.

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Convicted killer sues Connecticut over prison porn ban

2014-10-21 07:38:00 STLToday.com
The prisoner claims the ban violates his constitutional rights.  Read Full Story ...

Recent Missouri editorials

2014-10-21 07:34:00 BND.com

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Oct. 16…

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Could minimum wage debate tip the scales of power in Washington?

2014-10-21 07:30:00 STLToday.com
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6 am news



German French financial crisis

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2014-10-21 06:58:31 CagleCartoons

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Man pleads guilty to role in Missouri teen's death

2014-10-21 06:33:00 BND.com

One of three people charged in the death of a 15-year-old southwest Missouri girl will be sentenced in December for his role in her case.

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Middle school students to attend drug summit

2014-10-21 06:30:04 kmov.com
Middle school students in St. Charles will come face-to-face with recovering drug addicts Tuesday in an attempt to show them the deadly dangers and consequences of drug use. Read Full Story ...

Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

2014-10-21 06:30:00 STLToday.com
PRETORIA, South Africa   ?   Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Read Full Story ...

State Sen. Nasheed arrested at protest in Ferguson, still in jail Tuesday morning

2014-10-21 06:30:00 STLToday.com
Police said she was arrested for walking in the street when she had been told not to. Read Full Story ...

SIUE Hosts Illinois Regional College Fair Today

2014-10-21 06:00:57 SIUE.edu

Prospective college students can learn more about the options available to them during the SIUE Illinois Regional College Fair (IRCF) Fair tonight from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom on campus.

The event, which is sponsored by the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC) in conjunction with SIUE, will present high school and transfer students with the chance to learn about opportunities in higher education.

The fair gives prospective college students and their parents the ability to meet with college representatives from more than 90 in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities. Financial aid representatives also will be on hand to answer questions. In addition, local high school counselors will be present to provide assistance to any student looking for guidance on post-secondary options.

?On behalf of IACAC and SIUE, we truly appreciate the support of the counselors from local high schools and community colleges who are helping us provide this opportunity for students and families to explore numerous colleges/universities, all within one setting on one evening,? said Todd Burrell, SIUE director of admissions and former president of the IACAC.

Hundreds of students attend the fair each year to learn about academic programs, student life and other aspects of the college experience. Before the Illinois Regional College Fair was initiated, college fairs were held several times throughout the year at various area high schools. The annual event on the SIUE campus serves to consolidate efforts and centralize higher education options for everyone involved in the process.

?The goal of the Illinois Regional College Fair is to give high school and transfer students from the local area and the Metro East the chance to speak with college representatives from institutions, not only from Illinois, but from other states across the country,? said Kelley Brooks, admissions coordinator from SIUE.

For more information, as well as a listing of participating colleges, visit siue.edu/ircf. No registration is required for the event.

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5 am news



A good forecast: Sunshine and high in 60s for St. Louis

2014-10-21 05:41:00 STLToday.com
ST. LOUIS ? Sunshine and pleasant temperatures are in the forecast through the week, with only a slight chance of rain on Thursday. Read Full Story ...

Champaign, U. of Illinois police warn of robberies

2014-10-21 05:39:00 BND.com

Champaign and University of Illinois police are urging people to travel in pairs following a string of attacks on campus.

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Barry man gets 3 years in battery of woman

2014-10-21 05:28:00 BND.com

A western Illinois man has been sentenced to three years in prison for aggravated battery of a woman with Alzheimer's disease.

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Ex-Belvidere teacher gets 4 years for sex assault

2014-10-21 05:23:00 BND.com

A former northern Illinois teacher has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a 17-year-old female student.

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Missouri troopers recover body from river

2014-10-21 05:23:00 BND.com

Missouri and Illinois authorities are working to identify a man whose body was pulled from the Mississippi River.

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Bement bus driver charged with teen sex abuse

2014-10-21 05:23:00 BND.com

Central Illinois authorities have charged a former school bus driver and assistant high school cheerleading sponsor who they say sexually abused a teenage boy.

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Illinois Cub Scouts burned in chemical explosion

2014-10-21 05:23:00 BND.com

Three Cub Scouts and their adult leader have been injured after an experiment caused a chemical explosion in Montgomery County.

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Missouri troopers recover body from Mississippi River

2014-10-21 05:21:00 STLToday.com
A coroner said he believes it's the body of a towboat worker who fell into the river earlier this month.  Read Full Story ...

Former Iowa gambling boat arrives in Illinois

2014-10-21 05:19:00 BND.com

A former Sioux City riverboat casino has arrived at its new home after a two-week journey hampered by temporary delays.

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Nixon to announce Ferguson-related initiative today

2014-10-21 05:00:00 STLToday.com
Nixon was in St. Louis on Monday for a private meeting with Mayor Francis Slay. Read Full Story ...

4 am news



Ratings released on northern Illinois judges

2014-10-21 04:33:00 BND.com

An Illinois group is releasing ratings of nearly 70 judges seeking retention or running in contested races in November.

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Services set for couple killed in house explosion

2014-10-21 04:14:00 BND.com

Services are set for an elderly couple killed in a house explosion in the southern Illinois town of Ina.

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EXCHANGE: Bradley man has chance to hunt alligator

2014-10-21 04:04:00 BND.com

A recent advertisement in a specialty publication for trappers probably wouldn't catch just any reader's eye. But it fascinated Rendal Reece, of Bradley. The 59-year-old construction worker and avid trapper…

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Rain delays Missouri corn, soybean harvests

2014-10-21 04:04:00 BND.com

Rain cut into the number of days Missouri farmers could work in their fields last week, leaving the corn and soybean harvests behind schedule but putting the soil moisture supply…

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UMSL lecture to explore military disconnect

2014-10-21 04:04:00 BND.com

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is hosting a discussion Tuesday night on the disconnect between the U.S. military and the larger American society.

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SKF to expand, relocate facility in St. Louis area

2014-10-21 04:04:00 BND.com

A company that makes industrial lubrication systems could receive state and local incentives to build a new manufacturing plant in the St. Louis area.

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City to decide fate of St. Louis homeless shelter

2014-10-21 04:04:00 BND.com

A downtown St. Louis homeless shelter could close after nearly four decades as a city board weighs a request to revoke the shelter's operating license.

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Arch work delayed by hot sun

2014-10-21 04:04:00 BND.com

The next inspection of the Gateway Arch will have to wait.

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3 am news



Ill. National Guard recruiter makes contest final

2014-10-21 03:49:00 BND.com

An Illinois National Guard recruiter made it to the final round of Ms. Veteran America 2014.

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Mail carrier to keep working after lottery win

2014-10-21 03:34:00 BND.com

A mail carrier who scratched off a winning $2.28 million Illinois Lottery ticket says he plans to keep working until he retires in five years.

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Not Surprised

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2014-10-21 03:07:40 CagleCartoons

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House of Horrors

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2014-10-21 03:05:48 CagleCartoons

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Bill Clinton to campaign for Quinn Tuesday

2014-10-21 03:04:00 BND.com

Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to stop at a Chicago manufacturing plant to campaign for Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Planetariums offer safe view of partial eclipse

2014-10-21 03:04:00 BND.com

People wanting to safely catch a glimpse of the upcoming partial solar eclipse will get their opportunity at events hosted by two Illinois planetariums.

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USDA: Illinois corn, soybean harvests slogs along

2014-10-21 03:04:00 BND.com

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says corn and soybean harvests in Illinois are limping along.

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Happy Chanukkah

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2014-10-21 03:03:37 CagleCartoons

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2 am news



The Kurds

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2014-10-21 02:54:36 CagleCartoons

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Weapons of Mass Destruction

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2014-10-21 02:52:16 CagleCartoons

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Step Two

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2014-10-21 02:49:02 CagleCartoons

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ISIS

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2014-10-21 02:44:29 CagleCartoons

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On visit home, Obama looks backward and forward

2014-10-21 02:09:00 BND.com

A lesson from President Barack Obama's brief trip home, straight out of Shakespeare: What's past is prologue.

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1 am news



Chicago dermatologist convicted of Medicare fraud

2014-10-21 01:03:00 BND.com

A suburban Chicago dermatologist has been found guilty of defrauding Medicare and private health insurers of $2.6 million by submitting false claims for more than 800 patients.

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12 am news



Missouri state senator arrested in Ferguson

2014-10-21 00:59:00 BND.com

St. Louis County police say a Missouri state senator has been arrested during a protest outside of the Ferguson police station.

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Nurses, University of Illinois Hospital reach pact

2014-10-21 00:44:00 BND.com

Nurses and administrators of the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago have reached a tentative agreement that ends the threat of a walkout.

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Can't quit Saudi Arabia

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2014-10-21 00:21:42 CagleCartoons

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Cardinals seek more offense

2014-10-21 00:15:00 STLToday.com
But with so many teams in the same boat, Cards want more from the players they have. Read Full Story ...

Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

2014-10-21 00:04:00 BND.com

Democrats pushing for a higher minimum wage often point to fast food workers and others struggling to get by ? some on as little as $7.25 per hour.

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From armored trucks to treadmills, small department make use of military surplus items

2014-10-21 00:00:00 STLToday.com
Furniture, computers, pillow cases are among the items distributed in Missouri. Read Full Story ...

From armored trucks to treadmills, small departments make use of military surplus items

2014-10-21 00:00:00 STLToday.com
Furniture, computers, pillow cases are among the items distributed in Missouri. Read Full Story ...

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