Thu October 27, 2011
Morning headlines: Thursday, October 27, 2011
World Series Game 6 tonight at Busch after being postponed due to rain
Last night, Major League Baseball officials postponed Game 6 of the World Series because of the rainy forecast. The Texas Rangers and the Cardinals will play tonight at Busch Stadium starting at 7:05 CST.
Texas leads the Series 3-2. If Game 7 is necessary, it will be played tomorrow night at Busch.
E. coli outbreak in St. Louis County
The St. Louis County Health Department continues to try to determine the cause of an outbreak of E. coli in St. Louis County. Fourteen cases of the food borne illness have been reported since Tuesday.
Health department spokesman John Shelton says the victims range in age from 4 to 94 and live in various areas of the county. No one has died, but at least one victim was hospitalized.
E. coli are a group of bacteria that can cause diarrhea, urinary tract infections, respiratory illness and pneumonia. The illness is typically spread through consumption of contaminated food, unpasteurized milk, contaminated water or contact with the feces of infected people.
Ill. Senate delays action on gambling expansion
Ill. Senate President John Cullerton's office says he'll be at a meeting with Gov. Pat Quinn this morning. A Senate committee Wednesday discussed a measure based on Quinn's requirements for more gambling. He wants five new casinos in Illinois, including one in Chicago, but not slot machines at race tracks.
Quinn's office says the new legislation is not a "serious effort" to address his concerns. Lawmakers have said a measure along the lines Quinn wants cannot get enough votes to pass. They want him to go along with the version that includes slots at race tracks.