South St. Louis City http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis City looking to cut costs, eliminate redundancy for city services http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-city-looking-cut-costs-eliminate-redundancy-city-services <p>The St. Louis Board of Commissioners have approved a plan to reduce the number of city police districts.</p><p>The city currently operates a total of nine districts that were established back in 1962.</p><p>But Police Chief Dan Isom says the department had twice as many officers back then and more than twice the number of citizens to serve.</p><p>&ldquo;In the last 30 years we&rsquo;ve lost about 1,000 officers,&rdquo; Isom said.&nbsp; We used to have 2,200 officers, now we&rsquo;re down to about 1,300 officers. &nbsp;But the slots for those command structures are still the same.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 22:29:11 +0000 Adam Allington 3716 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis City looking to cut costs, eliminate redundancy for city services South St. Louis chef named on list of best chefs 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/south-st-louis-chef-named-list-best-chefs-2011 <p>Kevin Willmann, chef and owner of a new restaurant in south St. Louis, has found himself on <a href="http://www.foodandwine.com/">Food &amp; Wine </a>magazine&rsquo;s list of <a href="http://www.foodandwine.com/best_new_chefs">Best Chefs of 2011</a>, according to the <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/dining/restaurants/off-the-menu/article_821553da-5ee5-11e0-8d18-0019bb30f31a.html">Post-Dispatch</a>.</p> Tue, 05 Apr 2011 17:54:34 +0000 Ettie Berneking 879 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org South St. Louis chef named on list of best chefs 2011