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The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says there are now 30 confirmed cases of E. coli in the St. Louis area, and officials continue looking for the source. Health officials have tested 55 food samples connected to the St. Louis outbreak, but zero have been confirmed to have E. coli.
The first cases were reported late last month in St. Louis city and St. Louis, Jefferson and St. Charles counties in Missouri and St. Clair County, Illinois.
Reporting from Rachel Otwell of WUIS used in this report.
Illinois might seek a waiver that would provide relief to schools struggling to meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act.
The federal law was designed to improve achievement and raise test scores. Schools that failed to keep pace with the standards would be penalized. But as the requirements become more rigorous each year, more schools are struggling to hit the mark.
Commission charged with redrawing Mo. House districts meets in Jefferson City
A special commission redrawing Missouri's 163 House districts is meeting in Jefferson City with just days to finish its work on a new map. The 18-member bipartisan panel scheduled a working session Friday to draw new boundaries for state House districts to reflect population changes revealed by the latest census. The commission