Pritzker Announces Mask Mandate, Tracy Asks for Legislative Input
Illinois will require all educators from kindergarten through college and health care workers to get COVID-19 vaccines or submit to weekly testing.
COVID Roundup: Mandates, Push Back, Latest Area Cases
Illinois’ governor says all students and staff members in schools will be required to wear face coverings effective immediately.
Missouri Senator Blunt Will Not Run for Reelection
Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri says he will not seek a third term in the U.S. Senate.
Ex-IL House Speaker Madigan Resigns
Illinois state Rep. Michael Madigan has announced that he is resigning his seat in the Legislature.
First MO Case of COVID Variant Reported in Marion County
State health officials said Saturday that the first case in the state of a highly contagious variant of the coronavirus has been recorded in northeast Missouri.
‘Mark Twain Tonight’ Creator Hal Holbrook Dead at 95
The award-winning character actor who toured the world as Mark Twain in a one-man show and uttered the immortal advice “Follow the money” in the political thriller “All the President’s Men,” has died. His representative Steve Rohr says Hal Holbrook died Jan. 23. He was 95.
Hannibal Native Nominated for Grammy
A native of Hannibal is getting a musical honor of a lifetime.
Vanderbilt at Mizzou Saturday Postponed Due to COVID
Vanderbilt's football game at Missouri on Saturday has been postponed because COVID-19 issues have left the Commodores without enough players.
Missouri-LSU Game Moved to Columbia Saturday Morning
Saturday’s game between Missouri and No. 17 LSU has been moved to Missouri’s home stadium and will be played in the morning because of Hurricane Delta.
Gov. Parson, First Lady Test Positive for COVID-19
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican who has steadfastly refused to require residents to wear masks, tested positive for the coronavirus.