The red circle shows Magnesium Elektron's facility on the border of Venice and Madison in a residential area. The residents of Venice, Illinois, claim that the massive factory on the north side of their town, across the river from St. Louis on State Route 3, has been poisoning them for decades. N ... More >>
Back in January, Riverfront Times published "Meltdown in Venice," a feature story detailing the many troubles of Venice, a tiny, rundown industry town just across the river from St. Louis in southern Illinois. Hundreds of people there -- almost all of whom are poor and black -- suffer from ... More >>
August Jennewein/UMSLCash displays his Gold Medal from the Paralympics.Two St. Louisans walked away winners last night from ESPN's annual ESPY Awards. The sports network named Cardinals first-baseman Albert Pujols the nation's "Best Baseball Player" and bestowed a similar praise to University of ... More >>
This week's RFT feature story, "Meltdown in Venice" features Larry Burgan of Granite City, Illinois, and his fight to prove that his former employer is responsible for radiation poisoning that he believes damaged his health and the health of those who live nearby the factory.Here's a video interview ... More >>
The "anarchists" finally get their day in court.
The brouhaha surrounding this year's World Agricultural Forum said a lot about St. Louis. And a lot of what it said wasn't very good.
The fight to preserve St. Charles County floodplains makes for some strange bedfellows
The McKinley Bridge is broke structurally and financially and everyone wants it fixed. Trouble is, Mayor Tyrone Echols of Venice isn't about to give away the city's bridge. But he could be talked into trading it.