Is the Cardinals’ next deal the one they don’t make at all?

Major League Baseball’s St. Louis Cardinals and general manager John Mozaliak has introduced free agent outfielder Dexter Fowler to the Cardinals fold, a prize from the MLB Winter Meetings in National Harbor, Maryland. But will the team extend itself further for the likes of Justin Turner, Edwin Encarnacion, or Mark Trumbo? Don’t count on it.

Illinois fast as lightning to exert power over energy markets

It was a shocking how fast Illinois passed a rescue bill for two Exelon nuclear power plants, and then Gov. Rauner quickly signed it into law. The impacts on ratepayers and public buildings, such as about 5,000 schools, are unclear and should have received a longer review.

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Dexter Fowler suits up with St. Louis Cardinals

New St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Dexter Fowler answers questions after signing a five-year, $82.5-million free-agent contract Friday.
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Dexter Fowler suits up with St. Louis Cardinals

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Wreath making couple

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Three dead in wreck south of Belleville

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Fatal crash south of Belleville