Washington Park http://news.stlpublicradio.org en U.S., State's Attorney Address Public Safety In Metro East http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-states-attorney-address-public-safety-metro-east <p>Over the past six decades, the Metro East has gained a nasty reputation for dangerous crime. The news headlines reflect a cycle of poverty and crime made worse by a lack of local resources for adequate governance.</p><p>Three government officials charged with tackling these problems joined us to discuss their vision for creating a more positive future for the Metro East: U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen Wigginton; State&#39;s Attorney for St. Clair County, Brendan Kelly; and the mayor of Washington Park, Ann Rodgers.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 14:01:04 +0000 Camille Phillips 30567 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org U.S., State's Attorney Address Public Safety In Metro East Morning headlines: Monday, August 27, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-august-27-2012 <p><strong>Romney accuses Democrats of using Akin to attack Republican Party</strong></p><p>In the run up to his party's nomination for president this week, Republican Mitt Romney is again distancing himself from embattled Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin.</p><p>The presumptive Republican Presidential nominee told Fox News on Sunday morning that Democrats are using the uproar over Akin's comments on rape and abortion to attack the rest of the Republican Party.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 14:31:20 +0000 Julie Bierach, Tim Lloyd & The Associated Press 4417 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, August 27, 2012 Morning headlines: Friday, August 24, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-august-24-2012 <p><strong>St. Louis police change procedure in light of uptick in violent crime</strong></p><p>Responding to a recent spate of violent crime in some parts of the city that have been thought of as safe, St. Louis police are changing some of their officers' procedures and duties.</p><p>Twenty-three-year-old Megan Boken was fatally shot on Saturday in the Central West End,&nbsp; and several women were robbed at gunpoint near Busch Stadium this week.</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 14:45:21 +0000 Julie Bierach, Bill Raack & The Associated Press 4396 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, August 24, 2012 Judge throws out Washington Park village bankruptcy case http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/judge-throws-out-washington-park-village-bankruptcy-case <p><iframe marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;q=washington+Park,+IL&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=Washington+Park,+St+Clair,+Illinois&amp;gl=us&amp;ll=38.63505,-90.092885&amp;spn=0.050016,0.111494&amp;t=h&amp;z=14&amp;output=embed" width="425" frameborder="0" height="350" scrolling="no"></iframe> Mon, 10 Jan 2011 17:43:38 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 282 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois EPA helping Metro East's Washington Park clean up illegal dumping site http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-epa-helping-metro-easts-washington-park-clean-illegal-dumping-site <p>The <a href="http://www.epa.state.il.us/">Illinois EPA</a> is helping the Metro East village of<a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&amp;source=s_q&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=Washington+Park,+IL&amp;sll=38.699838,-90.177424&amp;sspn=0.799535,1.783905&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=Washington+Park,+St+Clair,+Illinois&amp;t=h&amp;z=14"> Washington Park</a> clean up an illegal dumping site this week.</p><p>The area an estimated 100 tons of trash, and the clean-up is expected to take three to five days.<br> Thu, 23 Dec 2010 00:33:19 +0000 Maria Altman 177 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois EPA helping Metro East's Washington Park clean up illegal dumping site