Grove East Provisions (3101 Arsenal Street; 314-802-7090) 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sun. Barry Kinder admits his new café and grocery store, Grove East Provisions, is a work in progress. Sometimes he runs out of product. (On my initial visit he discouraged me from taking the last apple galette in the de ... More >>
Mike and Judy Sutherland are busy people. The phone never seems to stop ringing, and it's usually sad news. But when your business revolves around one of the two guarantees in life -- death, not taxes -- that's how it goes. Mike and Judy own and operate Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home and Hillcres ... More >>
Scipio Aduke Vaughn, a 33-year-old black man from Centralia, Illinois, was killed during a robbery in the Carr Square neighborhood just after midnight on July 15. According to police, Vaughn and two other men were driving in Vaughn's car when a gray Dodge Charger pulled up next to them in the ... More >>
Skiddalz is an MC who grew up in a place 80 minutes north of the colorful Lou. Resting in Illinois is a city called Centralia -- a place, according to city-data.com, where Caucasian females account for 45% of the population. Being white and female in Centralia is statistically normal. Nationally, be ... More >>
A bomb scare inside a mosque north of Centralia, Illinois, yesterday is now being investigated as a hate crime.Central Illinois' WJBD radio reports that a church member found a box in the bushes outside the center and brought it inside thinking it was a donation for the food bank. Soon other chur ... More >>
I see donuts in your future. OK, we couldn't let this one slip by. According to this morning's Post-Dispatch, the police department in the town of Woodstock, Ill., is on the hunt for missing person Beth Bentley, who was last seen eight months ago in Centralia, Ill., located about an hour east ... More >>
The metro east is the corner pocket for some of the nation's top pool sharks. Bring it on, ESPN!
The local music scene comes together to raise money for Katrina's victims
A new biography recasts Missouri's natural-born killer Jesse James as a political terrorist
The Shop 'N Save/KMOX Shootout promises a peek at the future of pro basketball
Lindenwood University's president may be a genius, a savior and a visionary. He may also be higher ed's worst nightmare.
With son Bob at his side, multi-instrumentalist Bill Row continues a lifetime of making music for the people.