Equality Illinois http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Ill. Same-Sex Marriage Sponsor Facing Backlash http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-same-sex-marriage-sponsor-facing-backlash <p>The sponsor of same-sex marriage legislation is facing a backlash for not calling it for a vote before the&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois General Assembly adjourned on Friday.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Gay rights activists praised Rep. Greg Harris in 2011 for helping pass civil unions. Some of those same activists are now criticizing him.</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 14:48:25 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 27001 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. Same-Sex Marriage Sponsor Facing Backlash Morning headlines - Tuesday, May 15, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-may-15-2012 <p><strong>Record attendance for St. Louis Zoo</strong></p><p>The first four and a half months of the year have been a record one for the St. Louis Zoo, no doubt helped by an unseasonably warm winter and spring.</p><p>Officials said Monday that more than one million people had entered the Zoo&rsquo;s gates in through May 13. The Zoo expects those numbers to go higher once Sea Lion Sound opens on June 30.</p><p><strong>A year after record floods, drought conditions in southeast Missouri</strong></p><p>What a difference a year makes in southeastern Missouri.</p> Tue, 15 May 2012 12:14:18 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, The Associated Press & Illinois Public Radio 3696 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Morning headlines: Friday, July 8, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-july-8-2011 <p><strong>Staff cuts possible at St. Louis Science Center</strong></p><p>Staff cuts are possible at one of St. Louis&#39; most popular attractions. <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/science/article_9e3d1359-94be-593f-95bb-45970268263f.html">The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports </a>that a 10-member commission that oversees the <a href="http://www.slsc.org/">St. Louis Science Center </a>could vote as early as August on a restructuring plan. That is according to Ted Hellman, chairman of the commission.</p> Fri, 08 Jul 2011 14:22:14 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & Johanna Mayer 1602 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, July 8, 2011