Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books. The list is compiled by the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.
For the week ending May 15:
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Democrats have released their proposal for new Illinois House districts that would make political life harder for Republicans.
The map was made public Friday afternoon. Democrats plan a hearing on Sunday where more detail may be available and critics can air their concerns.
The proposal throws some Republicans into the same districts.
Others would lose territory that could be used to help elect Democrats.
Reporting from Illinois Public Radio's Luke Runyon used in this report.
A plan to prohibit public disclosure of licensed gun owners is headed to the Governor, who has indicated he supports it.
The 42 to 1 Senate vote Friday would overturn a ruling earlier this year by Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office that the names are public under the Freedom of Information Act.
Madigan responded after the Illinois State Police refused to release the names to reporters. Roughly one million people are registered to own firearms in Illinois.
The Metro Board of Commissioners announced today that they have passed their operating budget for fiscal year 2012, which begins July 1.
Metro's operating costs will be significantly impacted by higher fuel costs and the "volatility" of metal prices for parts and supplies Metro said in a release.
So, will fares go up? Metro said no:
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