Mark Kern http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Metro East officials fight to keep Mo. bridge ramp open http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/metro-east-officials-fight-keep-mo-bridge-ramp-open <p>Plans to re-route Interstate 70 over the new Mississippi River Bridge are facing a roadblock from stakeholders in the Metro East. The $55 million project includes eliminating the east-bound ramp that connects Interstates 70 and 44 to the Poplar Street Bridge.</p><p>St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern told the East-West Gateway Council of Governments Wednesday that cutting access to the bridge would strangle an already struggling economy.</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 22:50:08 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3717 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Metro East officials fight to keep Mo. bridge ramp open Boeing starts production at new Mascoutah, Ill. facility http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/boeing-starts-production-new-mascoutah-ill-facility <p><a href="http://www.boeing.com/">Boeing</a> announced today that they're moving into production at their new site in Mascoutah, Ill., the St. Louis Business Journal <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2011/02/07/boeing-hiring-for-mascoutah-ill-plant.html?ed=2011-02-07&amp;s=article_du&amp;ana=e_du_pub">reports</a>.</p> Mon, 07 Feb 2011 22:24:29 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Kelsey Proud 476 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Boeing starts production at new Mascoutah, Ill. facility