A St. Clair County probation worker who had been accused of repeatedly doing cocaine with two judges - one of whom died from a cocaine overdose - is expected to plead guilty to selling coke the men in robes were snorting. Back in May, James K. Fogarty was charged in U.S. District Court in East St. ... More >>
The Illinois judge at the center of an increasingly complicated drug scandal resigned from office yesterday. Circuit Court Judge Michael Cook is charged with drug and illegal weapons possession, and is the subject of a federal drug investigation that has already ensnared other employees of the St. ... More >>
Government resources are wasted on overly harsh prosecutions for those caught with small amounts of marijuana -- such that the system can be unfair to those charged and unnecessarily drains law enforcement resources. This is the thinking behind Alderman Shane Cohn's proposal to lower the consequence ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, January 28. Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
For those who think Missouri is home to a bunch of meth-makers, heroin addicts and beer swillers, the most recent national statistics out of Washington show that, surprisingly, this is far from being true. In fact, when crunching the latest data for both drugs and alcohol, Missouri ranks eith ... More >>
image viaHere's some news that will shock you: Retired NFL players, who spent the best years of their lives running and throwing and getting tackled and getting hurt, take more painkillers than the rest of us. Since they were NFL players, they have better access to the good ones, like Vicodin ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 12. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
9 p.m. Tuesday, February 16. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
7 p.m. Friday, October 9. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
The challenge of working in the restaurant and bar industry as a recovering alcoholic. Good article. (New York Times)Zimbabwe faces severe hunger issues despite increased crop yields. (AFP)Superstar Chicago chef Grant Achatz sells his memoirs. (New York Times)
The Dive Bomber: Now on Thursdays!When we took our bar stools at Claudia's Pub, my friend Holly noticed a sticker on the shelf above the toaster oven: an Alcoholics Anonymous "One day at a time" sticker. I wonder if the sticker's a vestige from the pre-Claudia owner.That would make for an interest ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 10. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
9 p.m. Wednesday, December 10. Deluxe Fine Food & Spirits, 2733 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood.
7 p.m. Sunday, November 2. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
9 p.m. Tuesday, October 7. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Baseball's bad boy is now doing the Lord's work in O'Fallon, Missouri. How long will that last?
The Road to Escondido (Reprise)
Friday, January 13; Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue)
Saturday, September 24; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
Week of June 15, 2005
Wave bye-bye to the bootleg -- in the MP3 domain, a digital file is replacing an artifact
Eighteen-year-old Amy Walker was abandoned in a hospital parking lot, slumped over her steering wheel. It was the first time she had tried heroin — and the last.