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African lion that died in Kansas had fungal infection

Officials say an African lion that died at the Rolling Hills Zoo in Salina suffered from encephalitis caused by a fungal infection

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Meth crisis rising in Wisconsin amid effort to fight opioids

While millions are spent to fight the opioid epidemic, a meth crisis quietly grows in Wisconsin

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Lightfoot: Taxes will be hiked if Springfield doesn't act

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says the city's property taxes will be increased if her agenda isn't addressed during the Illinois General Assembly's fall veto session

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Chicago-area relatives charged in undocumented workers case

Four family members are charged with illegally employing at least 18 undocumented workers at their suburban Chicago sheet metal company

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Prosecutor: Man shot himself in Callaway County chase

No criminal charges will be filed against law enforcement officers involved in a chase in central Missouri that ended when a man died from a gunshot wound

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Scholars reveal stories about 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis

Scholars reveal secrets, controversies and other little-known stories about 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis

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Report: 2 Illinois routes among Amtrak's worst performing

A new government report shows that two of Amtrak's Illinois trains routes are among the worst-performing in the nation

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Man charged in killing of St. Louis area cab driver

A St. Louis County man is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a cab driver

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Man who got heart transplant as a baby marks milestone

Doctors were hoping the heart transplanted to Brett Meyers would last 10 years, but he is now marking 30 years since getting a new heart as an infant

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Man sentenced to 91 years in prison for shooting trooper

A 39-year-old Kansas City man was sentenced to 91 years in prison for shooting a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper in the leg during a confrontation at a casino