St. Louis

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The longtime conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly has died.  Her family says she passed away at her St. Louis home Monday.  Illinois became ground zero in the debate over the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970's.  Schlafly led the fight against it. In a 2011 interview with the Lincoln Presidential Library's Oral History Project, Schlafly explained what she saw as the strategies for both sides.

Four groups led by the American Civil Liberties Union are asking Walgreens for reassurance that the drugstore's partnership with a Catholic system to run in-store clinics in the St. Louis area won't limit access to birth control.

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At least three power generation operations are being taken off-line this year in southwest Illinois. Texas-based Dynegy says they are no longer cost-effective, which is usually a straight-forward math problem.

But as St. Louis Public Radio's Wayne Pratt reports, the operations are part of a complicated puzzle involving electric utilities, nonprofit grid monitors and technology.

Officials have announced plans to relocate a federal spy agency to a new site in St. Louis rather than across the Mississippi River in southern Illinois.

Illinois has committed an additional $60-million to help lure a federal spy agency considering a relocation from its long-time home near downtown St. Louis.

An archaeological discovery in Illinois has received worldwide recognition.  Evidence of a prehistoric city well preserved under present day East St. Louis has been found, dug up and is being analyzed.

Police in Granite City are looking for the person who stole an unmarked squad car and struck a police officer with it causing minor injuries.

Depression very early in life can affect the way a child’s brain develops.

A new study by researchers at Washington University is the first to link early childhood depression to physical changes in the developing brain.

The Martin Luther King Bridge connecting East St. Louis to St. Louis is set to reopen after being closed for construction.

Southwestern Illinois is upping the ante in the competition with Missouri for a federal spy agency's new regional headquarters.

Boeing to construct 12 Super Hornet Jets

Apr 29, 2015

The House Armed Services Committee is backing a request by Missouri Republican Representative Vickie Hartzler to fund the construction of 12 more Boeing Super Hornet jets.

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has joined the effort to persuade a little-known federal spy agency to move its regional headquarters out of St. Louis.

Representatives of a wide spectrum of energy policy interests are gathering in St. Louis this week. They'll be attending the eighth annual Midwest Energy Policy Conference.  The conference is being organized by the non-profit Midwest Energy Initiative.

Robotics regional competition kicks-off in Pekin

Feb 28, 2014

The international FIRST Robotics competition kicked-off today in Pekin. Students in FIRST Robotics build and operate robots from identical boxes of parts with the goal of the robots competing in like tasks against other teams. The Central Illinois regional events includes forty teams from six midwestern states. Tessa Boots is on the high school robots team in O’Fallon, Illinois.  She says you don’t have to be fluent in engineering to compete: