St. Louis, MO – St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and the City's Election Board want a few polling places open a week before the November election to let people vote early.
They tell the Post-Dispatch that state law now requires it for all presidential elections.
But the state's top election official, Secretary of State Matt Blunt, disagrees. His spokesman Spence Jackson says there's currently no provision to allow early voting, though he adds Blunt wishes there were one.
St. Louis – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says a law awaiting the governor's signature will crack down on the production of methamphetamine. Madigan says the law will be among the toughest in the nation.
Flanked by law enforcement officers and retail executives, Madigan said the law will limit over the counter purchases of cold medication containing ephedrine and pseudoephrine to two per transaction.
East St. Louis, ILL. – The East St. Louis School District will soon be on its own again.
The Illinois State Board of Education has dissolved oversight panel that's been monitoring the East St. Louis School District 189 for ten years. State Superintendent Robert Schiller made the surprise announcement Wednesday.
Schiller says the state eliminated the panel before its October expiration so it could instead help provide a transition team for the troubled district.