Sen. Dick Durbin and newly elected Rep. Bill Enyart, both Democrats, were briefed by the Army Corps of Engineers and Coast Guard about the work before touring by boat the site near Thebes in southern Illinois that has grown especially worrisome to the barge industry.
In many states, the exuberance to cut taxes during the 2013 legislative session suddenly has been chilled by worry about the potential consequences. Cautious state officials are now talking about the need for "thoughtfulness."
Missouri's newest recruit Keanau Post was described by his coach, Jay Harrington, as a mobile and athletic 6-foot-11 260-pound player.
Missouri remains the highest ranked team in the SEC, with Florida right behind the Tigers at No. 11.
Phil Pressey scored a career-high 26 points against Bucknell. The Tigers play again at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Arming and disarming are but empty gestures if people grow up in an environment that indicates the way to address issues is to win and make someone or something lose.
Annika Lunceford and Katie Pease opened a new early childhood learning center in Columbia that enrolls children ages 6 weeks to 5 years and can handle up to 44 children.
The speech, scheduled to start at 7 p.m., will outline the governor's proposed budget for the 2014 fiscal year and discuss his policy proposals.
Missourian reader Luke Miller, developer of a camera-sharing and picture-taking app, shares how he turned the idea from a concept into a full-fledged product.
The accident caused an estimated damage of about $10,000, said Paul Prevo, the owner of Tiger Tots.
Columbia Public Schools shows a list of its capital projects funded by bond issues that have been passed since April 2010.
Quieting the Irish on the first drive, Eddie Lacy, AJ McCarron and the No. 2 Crimson Tide rolled top-ranked Notre Dame 42-14 for the BCS championship Monday night, locking up a second straight national title and third in four years.
A report by StudentsFirst says the state should make teacher effectiveness the driving factor in decisions about pay, tenure or layoffs.
The American Civil Liberties Union said the $2.4 million settlement covers more than 180 veterans who received only half of their separation pay under a policy that went into effect in 1991, two years before "don't ask, don't tell" became law.
The court on Monday questioned efforts by consumers' lawyers to limit the amount of money sought in class-action lawsuits so they are heard in state courts rather than more business-friendly federal court.
Andy Reid was introduced on Monday at a packed news conference at Arrowhead Stadium, taking over a once-proud franchise that went 2-14 last season and hasn't won a playoff game since 1993.
It's the first reliable tally of the number of worlds outside the solar system that are the size of Earth, but the hunt for Earth's twin is far from over.
The Mercy Hospital system says the 63,000-square-foot facility will be located in southeastern Springfield.
Written code of conduct for iPhone use places mommy blogger at the center of the debate over how parents should handle technology in the hands of their teens.
People who lived in the two states that saw the most deadly U.S. mass shootings in 2012 were less enthusiastic about buying new guns at the end of the year than those in most other states, according to FBI data.