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River Des Peres Park

River Des Peres Park is 1 of 111 St. Louis city parks. This 145 acre park was placed into ordinance in 1926 and is located just south of the Shrewsbury Metrolink stop at Landsdowne on the St. Louis City/St. Louis County border in both the St. Show More Summary

IL: County Board Backs HSR Stop

The Madison County Board unanimously agreed to support the choice of the Alton Multimodal Transportation Center as one of two area stops on a high-speed rail line between St. Louis and Chicago.

Fifty-Five Percent of Readers Live in the City of Saint Louis

Over 85% of the readers that participated in the non-scientific poll last week indicated they live in greater St. Louis (St. Louis City, Missouri counties of St. Louis, Jefferson, & St. Charles; Illinois counties of Madison & St. Clair). Here are the results: Q: Where do you live? St. Louis...

Resident Discovers Home Was Once Serial Killer's 'Torture Chamber'

How would you react to the news that your home was once used as a torture chamber by a serial killer?It sounds like a made-for-TV movie, but instead it's a real life nightmare for one St. Louis woman. It's a typical North County ranch house on a tree-lined street.Catrina McGhaw signed the lease without worry. Show More Summary

Catrina McGhaw’s Home Hid A Terrible Secret. She Learned It From TV And Her Landlord Wouldn’t Let Her Out

Catrina McGhaw signed a rental lease in March on what looked like a cozy little home in Ferguson, Missouri, a small community in St. Louis County. Everything seemed fine. The landlord, Sandy Travis, even threw in a nice dining room table with the deal. But McGhaw says there was one little detail that Travis left

Poll: Where Do You Live?

The poll this week is very straightforward, I simply want to know where you reside.  Here is the list of options: St. Louis (North) St. Louis (Central Corridor) St. Louis (South) St. Louis County (North) St. Louis County (Central/West) St. Louis County (South) St. Clair County, IL Madison County, IL...

Review: Cabernets of Louis M. Martini, 2014 Releases

No need for a lot of throat-clearing here. Check out these three new Cabs from both Napa and Sonoma, all made by Louis M. Martini. 2011 Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Sonoma County – Textbook Sonoma Cab, milder … Continue reading ?

Parkland Park

Parkland Park is 1 of 111 St. Louis parks. Located at the intersection of Hamilton and Maple Avenues in the West End Neighborhood, not far from the city/county border. This 2.35 acre park was placed into ordinance in 1968 and it totally has the feel of a late 60's early 70's park. Show More Summary

‘Spanish Lake’ Documentary Overly Simplifies North St. Louis County In/Out Migration

Last week I finally saw the documentary ‘Spanish Lake’. Director Phillip Andrew Morton grew up in Spanish Lake, an unincorporated area of northeast St. Louis County. I suggest you see the film, showing at the Tivoli through July 3rd, but do so with a few grain of salt. First, what...

MISSOURI: Four Gay Couples Marry In Office Of St. Louis Mayor, City To Challenge Ban, State AG Likely To Sue City

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Yesterday's action in Colorado by the Boulder County Clerk was copied late yesterday afternoon in Missouri, as four gay couples married in the office of St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay. St. Louis is mounting the first direct challenge of the state ban. Show More Summary

MO: Dooley Downplays Proposed Transportation sales Tax

A statewide ballot initiative Missouri voters to approve a transportation sales tax has drawn fire from St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley.

Readers: St. Louis County Needs To Act Like One, Not Compete Within

Nearly half the readers that voted in last week’s non-scietific poll picked the two answers that suggest creating a level playing field, a rising tide lifts all boats view.  By contrast, just under 16% took the ‘I got mine screw everyone else’ approach. Here are the results: Q: Chesterfield is unhappy...

Missouri Union Protests by Placing Giant, Inflatable Rat by Funeral Home

I wish I was making that up, but Laborers Union Local 110 actually placed a huge, inflatable rat in front of the Kutis Funeral Home in St. Louis County, Missouri. The reason: to protest the fact that the funeral home didn’t contract with a union company to do work on their parking lot. The Kutis Funeral Home has employed union embalmers and drivers since the 1940s.

Cop Arrests Man For Complaining About Speeding Without a Siren—Caught on Video

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Cops in St. Louis County, Missouri, arrested a man apparently for complaining about the speed hey were driving in the subdivsion—50 to 60 miles per hour according to one witness and without his siren on according to wo—in an incident caught on video. Show More Summary

Poll: Thoughts on St. Louis County Sales Tax Pool

The City of St. Louis left St. Louis County in 1876 because it didn’t want to share its wealth with the rest of the county, now Chesterfield wants to do the same thing: Frustrated by the lack of action by the state legislature on a proposed change to the St....

Elderly Homeowner Retrieves Gun, Leaves Intruder Dead in Driveway

On May 8th, an "elderly" homeowner in St. Clair County, Illinois, shot an intruder whom police discovered dead in the driveway after responding to a 911 call. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "the widower in his 70s who lived alone... Show More Summary

The Lewis & Clark Tower and Vicinity

In my post last week on the Lewis and Clark Library one person voiced an objection to the line, “This part of St. Louis County has few structures on which residents can take pride.” In the objection the Lewis and Clark Tower, just north of the library, was specifically mentioned....

Monarch Makes the News Again

EVERY REGION HAS ITS OWN CLOWN CORPS. In the greater St. Louis area it's the Monarch Fire Protection District Board in St. Louis County, Missouri.

St. Louis County Abrogates Property Rights

Who owns the land in St. Louis? Not the tenants, and not the landlord. So that leaves...

An Urbanist Look at the Lewis & Clark Branch Library

For quite a while now I’ve seen the posts about saving St. Louis County’s  1963 Lewis & Clark Branch, located at 9909 Lewis & Clark Blvd. Here are some examples of the posts: October 2013 6 Reasons Why to Save the Lewis & Clark Library February 2014 Why save the Lewis...

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