Ameren operates a coal-fired power plant in Labadie, Mo., about 35 miles west of St. Louis, and wants to build a 400-acre landfill near the plant to store coal waste.
Some Franklin County residents are definitely not happy about a possible landfill in the Missouri River floodplain and the effects it might have on drinking water.
Tonight they will once again be voicing their opposition to proposed regulations that would allow Ameren to go ahead with their plan.
By AP/St. Louis Public Radio
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. â€“
UPDATED 4:20 p.m. Dec. 14:
In a press release, the Illinois State Police announced that they have been asked by the Springfield Police Department to conduct an investigation into Davlin's death. The Illinois State Police will also be performing the autopsy on Dec. 15.
UPDATED 3:54 p.m. Dec. 14: From the Associated Press:
By Rachel Lippmann, St. Louis Public Radio
St. Louis â€“
"There's nothing like being eulogized while you're still breathing," Sen. Kit Bond said Tuesday as he stepped to a podium in the U.S. Senate to say farewell to the chamber where he has served for 24 years.
On the best way to solve the nation's problems:
By Julie Bierach / Kelsey Proud, St. Louis Public Radio
ST. LOUIS â€“
Often programs called "important" and "a blessing" by lawmakers on both sides of the isle aren't in much danger of elimination, but this time might be different.
207,000 low-income seniors and disabled people in Missouri participate in the Missouri Rx prescription drug assistance program. Well, at least until it expires in August 2011.
Unless the Missouri General Assembly reauthorizes it.
"There's nothing like being eulogized while you're still breathing," Sen. Kit Bond said Tuesday as he stepped to a podium in the U.S.
ST. LOUIS â€“ Gov. Jay Nixon is urging Missouri's General Assembly to reauthorize Missouri Rx, a program providing prescription drug assistance to needy senior citizens and those with disabilities.
Nixon was in St. Louis on Tuesday, where he called on lawmakers to approve the program for another five years. The program expires on Aug. 28 unless lawmakers reauthorize it.
By AP / Kelsey Proud, St. Louis Public Radio
Asking "what if?" is usually pretty benign, but when a new report asks the same question, the answers are about preparedness for disasters, diseases and bioterrorism.
UPDATED 2:54 p.m. Dec. 15:
According to a news release from the Sangamon county Coroner's Office Davlin died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Illinois scores a 6 out of 10 on the Ready or Not? Protecting the Public from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism report.Â The score is unchanged from last year's study.
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