Pritzker Announces Mask Mandate, Tracy Asks for Legislative Input
Illinois will require all educators from kindergarten through college and health care workers to get COVID-19 vaccines or submit to weekly testing.
COVID Roundup: Mandates, Push Back, Latest Area Cases
Illinois’ governor says all students and staff members in schools will be required to wear face coverings effective immediately.
Bowling Green State Representative Accused of Underage Sex
The Missouri Highway Patrol is reviewing claims that a state lawmaker had sex with a drunk 19 year old while serving as a police officer in 2015.
Missouri Senator Blunt Will Not Run for Reelection
Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri says he will not seek a third term in the U.S. Senate.
Ex-IL House Speaker Madigan Resigns
Illinois state Rep. Michael Madigan has announced that he is resigning his seat in the Legislature.
First MO Case of COVID Variant Reported in Marion County
State health officials said Saturday that the first case in the state of a highly contagious variant of the coronavirus has been recorded in northeast Missouri.
Cardinals Trade Dexter Fowler to L.A. Angels
The Los Angeles Angels have acquired veteran outfielder Dexter Fowler from the St. Louis Cardinals for cash or a player to be named later.
‘Mark Twain Tonight’ Creator Hal Holbrook Dead at 95
The award-winning character actor who toured the world as Mark Twain in a one-man show and uttered the immortal advice “Follow the money” in the political thriller “All the President’s Men,” has died. His representative Steve Rohr says Hal Holbrook died Jan. 23. He was 95.
Cardinals Finalize Deal to Acquire Arenado from Rockies
The St. Louis Cardinals have completed their blockbuster trade to acquire All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado from the Colorado Rockies.
Hannibal Native Nominated for Grammy
A native of Hannibal is getting a musical honor of a lifetime.