image viaHe may be melanin-impaired, but he still prefers to be known as Whitney, not Whitey.Uh, sorry, that's Rich Whitney, the Green Party's candidate for governor of Illinois. Unfortunately, his last name is showing up as "Whitey" on electronic voting machines in 23 Chicago wards, about ha ... More >>
Image sourceIf, while driving in the state of Illinois, you have felt an uncontrollable urge to mow down a cyclist who insists upon taking up an entire lane on a busy street, slowing traffic to a crawl and just when you have someplace important to go, control thyself. A new law, signed yester ... More >>
Remember Jose Canseco's allegation in his book "Juiced" that he and Mark McGwire shot each other with steroids in the locker room stalls in Oakland? During his steroid confession Monday night to Bob Costas, McGwire denied the claim, saying that Canseco made up the story to help sell his book. Yes ... More >>
Image viaThe owners of Fairmount Park might as well have hit a superfecta, a quadrella, and a pick four in the same afternoon of betting -- the jackpot they're about to cash-in is just that huge.Today, after nearly three years of legal wrangling, the area's only horse track will likely finally re ... More >>
For those who missed the poet Robert Burns's 250th birthday party last night at Schlafly Tap Room, this morning we give you a momento: original verse from corporate lawyer, brewpub owner and fly-by-night-poet Tom Schlafly himself. Schlafly the Scot (RFT's Best Citizen last year) and his partne ... More >>
Five stitches, five days. Ryan Coyne figured big last night on the second installment of The Contender. His team -- blue -- having won the first bout, had the advantage of matchmaking the next fight. They set to sparring in the gym, and Coyne got popped. Bad. "BLEEP! BLEEP! BL ... More >>
"Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said the 'ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.'"Those words resonated last week after I interviewed...[whose name goes here?]."It's news quiz time, boys and ... More >>
Crystal City forges one hell of a deal.
Missouri scientists fear embryonic research may remain embryonic
Unreal stands up for stooping and encounters a local blogger who only has eyes for the Tampon Fairy. Plus, in a shocking move not seen since the Mesozoic era, the Mississippi River leaves St. Louis!
The Lincoln Library will bring visitors from around the world -- but for us, it's just a short drive away
On top of old Fairmount: Collinsville's humble racecourse is home to one of the nation's winningest Thoroughbred owners