Fireworks are illegal in Illinois. No, really

Illinois is one of four states that ban exploding fireworks, but police generally ignore offenders. In southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO, many people drive to buy firecrackers and bottle rockets. Legalize them, and keep the money in Illinois. News opinion

August Adolphus Busch IV released from Swansea Police Department

August Adolphus Busch IV, the former CEO of Anheuser-Busch, was held in the Swansea Police Department until Tuesday afternoon after a helicopter landed at Bronze Pointe Office Park overnight. Busch is a commercial pilot with certificates in airpla