Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says he wants to make it easier for the youngest students in his state to get off to a good start in their educational carrers.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says teachers in his state should be able to focus on teaching.
A land swap could help one Lee County community upgrade its facilities.
Former Illinois Governor George Ryan was described as being in "decent spirits" after being released from the federal prison where he served more than five years on corruption charges.
Former Illinois Governor Jim Thompson accompanied Ryan on the trip from the lock-up in Terre Haute, IN, to Chicago, where Ryan reported to a halfway house early Wednesday.
Ryan wore a suit and tie as he walked into the facility. He was unable to speak to the media because he's still in custody.
It appears Lee County has come up with a way to pay for a planned expansion of the county jail.