Over a thousand Billikens fans showed up to cheer on their team at a watch party at Saint Louis University’s Chaifetz Arena.
The game was displayed on all four jumbotrons, with snacks and refreshments also being offered. The event was free and open to the public.
SLU is a 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament, their highest seed in school history. Their success this season is attributed greatly to the recruiting of their late coach, Rick Majerus. Majerus passed away last December of heart failure, and their season has been unofficially dedicated in his memory.
The Missouri House of Representatives is considering a bill which would mandate registered sex offenders to vote at their local country clerk’s office, instead of at schools.
The House Elections Committee held a hearing on the proposed legislation today. Rep. Tim Remole (R), is sponsoring the legislation and says that it will protect the voting rights of registered offenders, while also protecting children in schools that are designated as polling places.
An Illinois House Committee could vote as early as today on a measure granting equal marriage rights to same-sex couples. The bill would need to be approved by the House Executive Committee, and then voted on in the full body.
Democratic Representative Greg Harris, who sponsored the bill, says that he expects the committee to approve the legislation.
The Illinois State Senate approved the bill on Valentine’s Day, with Democratic backing and a single Republican vote.
A prison watchdog says "bed space is trumping security" in Illinois correctional facilities as officials announced they plan to set up temporary bed space in a half-dozen mostly medium-security prisons.
The change was announced Thursday in a letter from the Illinois Department of Corrections to the main employee union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
AFSCME says the move is in preparation for closing the women's prison in Dwight.
The Missouri House and Senate have each approved measures that would renew expired security exemptions to the open meetings and records law.
Both chambers voted Thursday to shield public buildings' security plans and law enforcement guidelines for terrorism incidents from public records requests. The two exemptions expired at the end of 2012. State Representative Vicki Englund (D, Tesson) says the legislation will help protect children while at school.