A majority of St. Louis city residents have a "very unfavorable" view of East St. Louis -- but they are fans of Clayton! This is according to the findings of St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay's latest online poll, which aims to gauge how city residents view surrounding communities -- very favorable, mo ... More >>
The Suburban Journals of Greater St. Louis, the local newspapers owned by the same company as the Post-Dispatch and published online at stltoday.com are undergoing a major transition that involves shuttering two print editions and laying off twenty employees. The official announcement from parent ... More >>
Did Schnucks wait too long to inform millions of shoppers that they may have had their credit-card information compromised because of a large security breach? That's the question one attorney and Illinois shopper are raising through a recently filed class-action lawsuit, on view below. "The key ... More >>
Plenty of excellent shows this week; particularly as we enter the weekend -- local releases galore. We'll get into that in more detail on the weekend post though. Supposedly, the world is ending this weekend as well. I know what you are thinking, and I don't really buy it either, but then again the ... More >>
As bizarre lawsuits go, it was the case that kept on giving. In 2009, Ronald Ball of Granite City sued PepsiCo, claiming he'd gotten sick from drinking a can of Mountain Dew.It wasn't the soft drink, though, that caused him to vomit up the neon green beverage. It was the mouse he says he found insid ... More >>
The National Weather Service predicts that the temperature will hit 108 degrees this afternoon. That's only a few degrees more than 105, which we've lived through plenty of times, but 108 seems more significant somehow, maybe because the last time it was ever this hot in St. Louis was back in July o ... More >>
This just in: Vinyl is BACK! Now in its fifth year, Record Store Day has made its international mark, recognized by labels, bands, and collectors worldwide. Celebrating the cultural impact of the independent record store, RSD offers everything from live performances to special discounts to limited e ... More >>
That high lonesome sound is resonating through the hollers today as Bluegrass music lovers and banjo enthusiasts alike are mourning the death of Earl Scruggs. A musical innovator in the truest sense of the word, Scruggs died from natural causes at a Nashville area hospital. He was 88. As a profe ... More >>
You may have heard last week about Abid Nisar, a local oncologist who pleaded guilty to selling off-brand chemotherapy drugs not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. But have you seen his outrageous Town & Country abode?According to a federal indictment, Nisar began purchasing unregu ... More >>
Albert SamahaThere is madness in Oakland, Chicago, Phoenix, Denver, Atlanta, New York. Flash-and-bang gas canisters... protesters flushed from public squares... mass arrests. But not here. At first, a cynic might think, "Of course! The last thing this city needs is a stone-throwing-police-wi ... More >>
St. Louis Metropolitan Police DepartmentGeorge Stevenson was passed out in the back seat with the child, according to police. A mughot of Van Deusen was not available.St. Louis prosecutors yesterday charged George Stevenson, 32, and Diane Van Deusen, 31, with possession of a controlled substance ... More >>
A young man whose four-month burglary binge took him across four different counties in rural Illinois and netted him thousands of dollars worth of stolen property has been nabbed. Twenty-five-year-old Brett T. Chastain of Granite City, Illinois, was charged yesterday by the Madison County St ... More >>
Courtesy of Jack StoreyIt's a generational fear -- the idea that, after you're gone, future generations will not only fail to pick up where you left off, but actually let things slide. It'll be like all your good works never even existed. On a larger scale, it translates to regional unease, s ... More >>
wikimedia commonsThe current issue of Interview Magazine has Christopher Bollen interviewing R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe, and their conversation leads them to a couple interesting tidbits about St. Louis. Stipe, as you may be aware, graduated from high school in Collinsville. He tells Boll ... More >>
It's been nearly four years since Timothy Cavins of Granite City climbed atop a mechanical bull at a picnic and, well, it didn't end well. According to a lawsuit filed two years ago, Cavins injured his hand on the bull -- an injury that eventually led to surgery and the amputation of a finger. Ca ... More >>
Jessica Baran encapsulates the St. Louis art scene
Wikimedia CommonsRuben Mendoza performs his signature move, the bicycle kickRuben Mendoza, a legendary soccer player and coach from St. Louis, died Sunday at the age of 78. He was a three-time Olympian and a member of the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame.Mendoza was perhaps best known locally as the ... More >>
www.colnect.comLou Reed's 2007 concert film Berlin features the rocker performing in its entirety the 1973 album of the same name. More than 30 years later, the repertoire remains pure Reed: loss, hate, depravity, a sourness for this cold, cruel world that's most evident when he closes with an un ... More >>
bnd.comNemskyLaw officers in Madison County, Illinois, charged two individuals earlier this week with the killing of 19-year-old Stephen C. Nemsky. Nemsky, of Granite City, was found near his vehicle around 10:30 p.m. last Thursday in the 4100 block of Division Street in his hometown. He had been ... More >>
Ah, yes, Daily RFT readers. We know you've been waiting with bated breath to find out the outcome of the case of Ronald Ball vs. PepsiCo. Ball, as you'll recall, is the Granite City man who claims he found a mouse in the bottom of his can of Mountain Dew. Ball made the discovery, btw, after takin ... More >>
Dam. As in "now we can finally finish that locks and dam renovation up there in Granite City." The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers here in St. Louis recently received nearly $250 million -- part of the $4.6 billion the Corps was appropriated under the Recovery Act.
Starbucks has revealed the complete list (link PDF) of the 600 U.S. stores it will close over the next year. The St. Louis region has sixteen stores on the list, with fifteen in Missouri and one in Illinois. The not-so-sweet sixteen, after the jump...
Environmentalists decry the expansion of a gigantic Illinois landfill.
Some bar owners worry that strict law enforcement could jeopardize their livelihoods
Truck firms are so desperate for drivers that just about anybody can get behind the wheel
Miles and miles of bike trails for your riding pleasure
Unreal kicks it with a 64-year-old college student, attends a Jell-O-shot-fueled party at the Tri-City Speedway and peruses a local mom's Blog o' the Week; plus, why eat a Thickburger when you can have Butter on a Stick?
Unreal snags the rare prostate interview, drops in on a lawyer's blog and cracks open a can of Dinty Moore beef stew (the linchpin of the Pontoon Beach Diet); plus, how many Post reporters does it take to tell us it's really frickin' cold?
Week of September 22, 2004
Twenty-eight straight days pushing freight up and down the Big Muddy -- and oh-so-slowly
Week of May 12, 2004
Smokestacks, strip joints and a seriously solid tax base: Welcome to Sauget, Illinois
Week of November 15, 2000
Week of November 1, 2000
Bobby's Frozen Custard
Some neighbors borrow tools and never return them. Ted Hoffman's neighbors gave his young daughters a crash sex-ed course.
Sampling the glories of diner cuisine