Gov. Parson, First Lady Test Positive for COVID-19
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican who has steadfastly refused to require residents to wear masks, tested positive for the coronavirus.
WIU Student Accused of Shooting Roommate Turns Himself In
Western Illinois University says a student suspected of shooting his roommate in their dorm room has turned himself into police.
Former Menard’s Manager Pleads Guilty to Theft Charges
A former Quincy store manager accused of stealing more than $500,000 from a Menards store has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.
Cardinals’ Series in Detroit Cancelled Due to COVID
Seven St. Louis Cardinals players and six staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, causing Major League Baseball to postpone the team’s four-game series at Detroit.
Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club to Require Face Coverings
Walmart has become the latest major retailer to require customers to wear face coverings at all of its namesake and Sam’s Club stores.
Illinois Boys’ State Basketball Tourney Returns to Champaign
Illinois’ boys’ high school basketball tournament is returning to the Urbana-Champaign area, resuming a tradition that begin in 1919.
Judge Issues Restraining Order Against IL Stay at Home Order
A judge in southern Illinois ruled Monday that the Illinois governor's stay-at-home order to stem the spread of the coronavirus exceeds his emergency authority and violates individual civil rights.
Gov. Parson Announces Plan to Reopen Missouri May 4
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson says businesses and social events across the state will be able to reopen next Monday, with certain social distancing requirements.
Pritzker Orders Illinois Schools Closed for Rest of Semester
Illinois' governor has ordered schools throughout the state to remain closed for the rest of the semester because of the threat of the coronavirus.
Gov. Parson Orders MO Schools to Close for the Year
Governor Mike Parson is ordering that all Missouri public and charter schools remain closed through the rest of the academic year.