If you've been to a local show over the past few years, you've likely seen Melinda Cooper play. She's performed with the likes of Union Electric, Humdrum, Cassie Morgan & the Lonely Pine, Celia's Big Rock Band, and most recently (this past Friday, in fact), as an auxiliary member of Bruiser Queen. D ... More >>
Geneshia Grey, a 23-year-old East St. Louis, Illinois, woman, allegedly pulled off a $100,000 jewelry theft in Granite City, Illinois, by forcing two very young children to snag the goods. Grey very well may have gotten away with it altogether if it weren't for a family member who reportedly ratte ... More >>
Eckert Mathews, a 51-year-old Granite City resident, decided on Monday that he did not want his brother, Royal Mathews, living with him anymore. After informing him that he should move out of the residence on Maryville Road, he then began hitting him. The victim was knocked to the ground -- and ou ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, December 22. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
According to the Madison County Sheriff's Office, at least one of Amy Zielinski's three robbery attempts on December 1 actually succeeded. In that one, the 34-year-old allegedly came into the BP Amoco in Pontoon Beach just after noon on Saturday, showed a "handgun," took some money and left in a red ... More >>
Prepare to get goosebumps. Big props to the video's creator -- TeleVicious of Granite City. You're the man. We'd love to talk to you about how you assembled the video. Drop us a line if you see this.
Following a 2008 shootout in Granite City involving off-duty St. Louis police officers and an innocent man, the City of St. Louis is on the hook for $250,000, Missouri Lawyers Weekly has reported, following a Sunshine request. As we reported two years ago, city cop Bryan Pour entered a skirmish out ... More >>
Back in December we reported that a Granite City man who'd been arrested by police and taken to Gateway Regional Medical Center may have died from a cause forensically labeled "excited delirium," which usually occurs after significant physical exertion associated with violent and/or bizarre behavior ... More >>
Lennard Brown was arrested yesterday. His alleged accomplices remain at large.Police have one man in custody and say they know the identity of three accomplices who took part in an armed robbery in St. Louis County and home burglary in Granite City on Monday. St. Louis police arrested Lennard Br ... More >>
A suspect enters a house in Granite City after kicking in the door.Warning: If you see four men riding around town in a black Hyundai Sonata today, exercise caution. Authorities in Missouri and Illinois believe the men were responsible for an armed robbery and a home burglary that occurred w ... More >>
Studies suggest this is the precursor to excited delirium.Was "excited delirium" the reason a 42-year-old Metro East man died in an emergency room following his arrest last Friday? According to a news release ciculated by the Madison County Cornorer's Office over the weekend, the victim, Ant ... More >>
7 p.m. Sunday, November 13. Pop's Nightclub, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
Suzy RustAfter more than twenty years of darkness, the Luna Cafe sign is lit!Luna Cafe (201 East Chain of Rocks Road, Granite City, Illinois; 618-931-3152) opened in 1926, which makes it the oldest structure on Historic Route 66 still operating under its original name. More important, it just won ... More >>
Facebook has asked a federal judge in southern Illinois to dismiss a class-action lawsuit filed in June on behalf of two Granite City moms. The suit filed on behalf of the children of Melissa Dawes and Jennifer DeYoung alleges that Facebook inappropriately uses its "like" feature to monitor the ... More >>
This weather is getting intense, y'all.It's sweltering. In fact, it's officially time to start blasting Nelly's "Hot in Herre." (That's the most appropriate way Daily RFT could devise to both celebrate the city's skyrocketing temperatures and validate every citizen's complaint that the weathe ... More >>
Mothers dislike their kids being used in Facebook ads.Have you seen those advertisements on Facebook that show one of your friends endorsing a certain product? The ad could be for a local restaurant or maybe a national retailer and features your friend's mugshot next to something saying that he o ... More >>
Suzy RustYou see a window like this at a diner, you know it's the real deal.Petri Cafe and Catering Service (1416 20th Street, Granite City, Illinois; 618-876-9443) is a family business that has operated in Granite City since 1946, when Lawrence Petri, who worked until his death at 90 in 2008 ... More >>
Image viaWhen you're wasted, avoid banging this kind of rear end.In a Christmas morning episode that proved neither holly nor jolly, an inebriated 23-year-old David A. Whitacre of Granite City reportedly gave the gift of his front bumper to the back of an Illinois State trooper's squad car. Woops ... More >>
Today's Purple Prose is another excerpt from Uncontrolled Desires by Granite City author Scarlet Edwards.Word of caution: You may need some Kleenex for this tear-jerker.
Today's Purple Prose once again comes form Uncontrolled Desires by Granite City author Mary Scarlet Edwards. In today's excerpt, we learn how a run-in with your mentally ill, phone-sex buddy can have grave consequences -- literally.
Jennifer SilverbergJeff Farris is a NARAL employee and volunteers as a clinic escort at the Hope Clinic in Granite City, Illinois.Please make sure to read this week's RFT feature, "She's Not There," which discusses how activists on both sides of the debate are increasingly paying attention to men ... More >>
So, how 'bout it? Are Facebook friends really your friends? That's a question under debate in the criminal case of an off-duty St. Louis cop involved in a bar brawl in Illinois in 2008.This morning the Post-Dispatch reports that the ubiquitous Clayton attorney, Albert Watkins, is asking Facebook ... More >>
Image ViaSex, booze, sexting, private dicks, extra-special special education, and a girls volleyball coach gone bad: It's not even winter break and already it's been a banner year for Granite City High SchoolThe Belleville News-Democrat did a nice bit of muckraking for this morning's edition, run ... More >>
Each week, we scour the local Missed Connections section of Craigslist, in search of the best posts. Here are some that caught our eye recently. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ultimateslug/ / CC BY-SA 2.0Where, we ask, is this clown's left hand?bus scene - 24 - (STL)You were at the bustop at Southw ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/cottergarageA Granite City sunrise.Parts of Madison County, Illinois, have the second-most poisonous air in the country, according to a new report issued by the Environmental Protection Agency. Most alarming was one particular Granite City neighborhood, located near U.S. Steel Corp ... More >>
Granite's all right
I visit too many restaurants to cover in the print version of the RFT. From time to time I'll share my thoughts on these visits in briefer, less formal blog-exclusive reviews. GC Food & Brewery is a chain of restaurants with locations in a dozen states. GC stands for Granite City, though not Granit ... More >>
www.techpaedia.com A look at what's happening at some of our favorite St. Louis food blogs. Meet the Cheesemonger's Wife! At STL Hops Mike pays a visit to Granite City Food and Brewing, a new brewpub (sort of) which has nothing to do with Granite City, Illinois. Bill pays a visit to Newstead To ... More >>
"Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, idiota, and consequently, any person born in Puerto Rico is a U.S. citizen."
Yippee: Unreal finds a way to interact (virtually) with the world's sexiest people! Plus -- Granite City's relative suckiness, McDonald's bad 'tude and Circuit City's parking-lot campers.
Week of April 20, 2005
Week of April 6, 2005
At Tri-City Speedway they don't mess around with "race cars." They race cars.
They're buk, buk, buh-good
Week of June 16, 2004
Trattoria Marcella, 3600 Watson Road, 314-352-7706
Week of April 9, 2003
The stereotype is all about cheap beer, fast cars and fat girls. But there's a little bit of hoosier in all of us.
Vintage Vinyl East
Krewe of the Mystic Martini