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  • Illinois’ Medicaid hospital-funding plan gets federal OK

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The federal government has agreed to match billions of dollars in Medicaid funding for Illinois hospitals around the state. Gov. Bruce Rauner said Thursday that Washington approved the state’s Medicaid funding model known as the hospital assessment program. The program requires hospitals to pay a tax to the state that is then matched by the federal government. That generates $3.5 billion for the state that is then distributed to the hospitals. Illinois revamped the program this year […]

  • Deadlocked vote prevents suspension of SIU president

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -Deadlocked vote prevents suspension of SIU president Southern Illinois University President Randy Dunn survived a vote by the school’s board of trustees to place him administrative leave. Numerous professors and employees of SIU’s Edwardsville campus voiced their support of Dunn during Thursday’s meeting. Dunn declined to comment after the vote was announced. Dunn was criticized in recent weeks over his handling of a proposal to shift $5.1 million in state appropriations funding from the Carbondale campus to Edwardsville. […]

  • Supporters turn out for Southern Illinois president

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) _ Numerous professors and employees of Southern Illinois University’s Edwardsville campus are supporting the school’s president during a board of trustees meeting called to consider placing him on administrative leave. Board members spent more than three hours in a private session Thursday to discuss President Randy Dunn’s future after hearing from a largely supportive audience in Edwardsville. The meeting follows a failed move in April to shift about $5 million in state funding from SIU’s Carbondale campus […]

  • Missouri Gov. Parson meets with Trump, Pence at White House

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is among a group of eight governors meeting with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Parson’s spokesman Steele Shippy said the Republican governor is having lunch Thursday with Trump and Pence at the White House. Shippy says the group is set to discuss infrastructure and workforce development. Those are two issues Parson has emphasized since taking office. Shippy says the opioid epidemic is also on the agenda. Parson only recently […]

  • St. Louis shelters accept more dogs from outside the city

    ST. LOUIS (AP) _ The Humane Society is bringing more dogs to its St. Louis shelters from around Missouri and other states. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Shelter Pet Transfer Program welcomes adoptable pets, mostly dogs, from other places with overcrowded shelters or not many spay and neuter programs. Nearly 25 new dogs from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and Caddo Parish, Louisiana, arrived this week at Human Society of Missouri shelters in the St. Louis area. Missouri Humane Society […]

  • Missouri couple sentenced in case of man locked in bedroom

    PINEVILLE, Mo. (AP) – A husband and wife from southwestern Missouri have been ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution for cashing government check intended for an elderly man who was found padlocked in a bedroom in their home. The Joplin Globe reports that 47-year-old Kevin Miller and 50-year-old Janice Miller of Goodman pleaded guilty Tuesday to financial exploitation of an elderly person. The plea deal dismissed kidnapping and armed criminal action charges. The couple received a suspended sentence. The Millers […]

  • 1 suspect arrested, others sought, in KC paintball attacks

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A suspect has been arrested in Kansas City, Missouri, after several people were shot with paintballs. Police told KCTV that the attacks happened Wednesday afternoon. One victim was struck in the eye and could lose vision. When police arrived, one of the patrol vehicles was struck with paintballs. Police chased two cars occupied by people believed to be involved in the assaults. The driver of one of the cars was arrested while trying to get […]

  • Woman missing since Sunday found dead

    BELTON, Mo. (AP) – A 26-year-old western Missouri woman who had been missing since Sunday has been found dead. Police in Belton found the body of Jessica Parsons Wednesday near railroad tracks. Authorities say she left home to go for a walk on Sunday. She sent a text message to a relative about 5:15 p.m. that day but had not been seen or heard from since then. Police have not disclosed a cause of death and say the investigation continues.

  • Burger King says sorry for Russian World Cup pregnancy ad

    MOSCOW (AP) _ Burger King has apologized for offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant by World Cup players. Critics assailed the offer, announced on Russian social media, as sexist and demeaning. The announcement was removed Tuesday from Burger King’s social media accounts but was still circulating among Russian social network users. It promised a reward of free burgers to women who get “the best football genes” and “ensure the success of the Russian team […]

  • Rauner orders backlog of discrimination complaints ended

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Gov. Bruce Rauner is ordering his administration to develop a plan for dealing with over 1,000 backlogged discrimination complaints. The Republican issued an executive order Wednesday directing the Illinois Human Rights Commission to develop within two months an 18-month plan for dealing with allegations of discrimination based on race, religion, age and more. Rauner proposed in an executive order last year that the commission be included as part of the Illinois Department of Human Rights in a […]

  • Taxes for Kansas City streetcar extension approved in vote

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A proposal to expand Kansas City’s streetcar south to the University of Missouri-Kansas City won approval by a wide margin in mail-in balloting. Residents inside a new transportation development district approved special sales and property taxes fund a $227 million project. The Kansas City Election Board said Wednesday the proposal passed by a 3-to-1 margin. The Kansas City Star reports less than 10 percent of eligible voters participated. Voters approved a new 1-cent sales tax for […]

  • Family asks for escaped Illinois murder suspect to surrender

    CARMI, Ill. – The stepmother of a man charged with murder is calling on him to surrender to police after escaping from southeastern Illinois county jail over the weekend. The White County sheriff’s office says 24-year-old Zachery Shock was among three men who used a pipe to break through an outside wall early Saturday of the jail in Carmi near the Indiana border. December Shock tells WSIL-TV that she’s frustrated with people who think she and her husband have helped […]