Missouri reports 1st presumed case of omicron virus variant

ST. LOUIS — Missouri health officials are reporting the state’s first presumed case of the omicron coronavirus variant in St. Louis. The St. Louis Health Department on Friday said it’s waiting for confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The St. Louis resident recently traveled within the U.S. Scientists are still learning about […]

Racial covenants, a relic of the past, are still on the books across the country

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Inga Selders, a city council member in a suburb of Kansas City, wanted to know if there were provisions preventing homeowners from legally having backyard chickens. So she combed through deeds in the county recorder’s office for two days looking for specific language. At one point, she stumbled across some language, […]

Boeing To Build Navy Aircraft At MidAmerica, Invest $200M

SPRINGFIELD — Chicago-based aerospace giant Boeing Co. will invest $200 million to manufacture the U.S. Navy’s latest unmanned aircraft at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport. Officials from the company, local and state government made the announcement Friday at the airfield in Mascoutah, southeast of St. Louis. Boeing plans to manufacture the MQ-25 Stingray, the Navy’s first […]

News Around Illinois – February 13, 2020

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Presidential Candidate Bloomberg Opens Offices In Illinois ROCK ISLAND – Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg plans to  open 14 campaign offices in the state, with 80 staff members, according to Will Dubbs, Bloomberg’s Deputy States Director. Between now and the Illinois primary on March 17, campaign workers will focus on recruiting volunteers for phone […]