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The family of a child allegedly molested by a drunken guest at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in suburban St. Louis is suing the hotel.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the suit was filed Tuesday.
Illinois' education chief is giving East St. Louis' school district an ultimatum - fix the way it deals with some 1,500 special-education students or face "aggressive actions," including having the school system dissolved.
Administrators of a southwestern Illinois school district say financial problems have forced them to lay off or not renew the contracts of 71 employees, including more than five dozen teachers.
Cahokia School District 187's board made the move during a special meeting Monday night.
The laid-off workers include 62 teachers, two teachers' aides, a school psychologist and a social worker.
The number of broadband Internet connections in Illinois has exceeded the number of phone landlines for the first time.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says the federal health care law's legal fate is still uncertain.
Koster's statement comes in response to three Republican officials who asked him whether he thought the law could be enforced in Missouri.
Two federal judges upheld the health care overhaul. A third struck down the insurance requirement, and a fourth ruled the entire law is unconstitutional. Appeals courts will consider those rulings.
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