Tom Villa

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Alderman Matt Villa Stepping Down

    ​UPDATE: This version reflects comments from Villa The latest in a family line of St. Louis politicos is calling it quits. Alderman Matt Villa, grandson and nephew to a pair of longtime St. Louis political heavyweights, has decided to step down from his perch as representative of the 11th Wa ... More >>

  • News

    July 18, 2007

    Road Warrior

    The ride’s been bumpy, but Pete Rahn has made quite an impression since taking over at the reins at the Missouri Department of Transportation.

  • News

    March 26, 2003

    Best Shot

    St. Louis police may be close to getting the right to live where they want

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002

    Best Local Politician

    Richard Gephardt, U.S. Representative, 3rd District

  • News

    June 19, 2002

    Terrible Twins

    Nightmare for a rookie mayor -- Schoemehl and Biondi on the prowl with a Big Idea

  • News

    June 5, 2002

    Seven Card Stud

    The stadium hand Slay should have played, and gets to play again

  • News

    May 29, 2002

    Nowhere Road

    What Slay was willing to give up for the stadium deal that died

  • News

    May 9, 2001

    The Worm Turns

    In the '50s, St. Louis took over maintenance of state roads in the city. Now, the city can't give back that responsibility.

  • News

    February 21, 2001

    White Fright

    The race for mayor is, once again, all about race

  • News

    January 31, 2001

    New Kid, Old School

    Francis G. Slay wants to push a troubled city to the future, and he doesn't think "politics" is a dirty word.

  • News

    October 25, 2000

    The Big Payback

    With this presidential debate, the highlights didn't come from Bush or Gore

  • News

    April 26, 2000

    That Mike Jones Is Good, But He's No Caesar

    Is the deputy mayor's wife beyond reproach, and who started these rumors, anyway?

  • News

    March 1, 2000

    No Deposit, No Return, Just City Trasher-Type Slobs

    Getting a state bottle-and-can-deposit law on the books seems to be a job for country folks; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles

  • News

    December 22, 1999


    Former state Sen. J.B. "Jet" Banks will probably make at least $36,000 a year as a retired felon

  • News

    September 1, 1999

    The Merchant of Venice

    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.

  • News

    August 25, 1999


    Tony Ribaudo's failed effort in the scrap-iron business leaves the former state lawmaker and mayoral candidate with citations for illegal dumping and a $28,000 debt to the city

  • News

    June 16, 1999