Chicago – Aides at U.S. Senator Roland Burris' first fundraiser since he was appointed by former Gov. Rod Blagojevich wore new blue buttons that said "Run Roland Run." But Burris told reporters that money raised Sunday in Chicago will go toward $111,000 in debt accumulated while setting up his Senate office, not a campaign to keep his seat in next year's election.
St. Louis, MO – State Auditor Susan Montee says two more St. Louis city departments are not following city contracting policies by failing to adequately document why contractors and programs are receiving money from the city.
Montee released her reviews of the city's Information Technology Services Agency and the Community and Economic Development Offices on Monday - the latest in a series of reports started after a successful petition from the Green Party.
Health care leaders and some members of Congress say developing a public healthcare program could provide medical care for the U.S.'s 47 million uninsured residents. The officials discussed that and other health care concerns, like high costs and a lack of primary care doctors, at a forum at Christian Hospital in St. Louis Friday.
St. Louis, MO – Vice President Joe Biden has ordered the Secretaries of Education and the Treasury to find ways to help families who don't have time to replenish college savings accounts called 529s before their children need to use the money to pay for higher education.
Biden issued the order Friday during an appearance at the University of Missouri - St. Louis, part of an effort to highlight the Obama administration's plans to make college more affordable.