Springfield, Ill. – With big budget problems, continued controversy over an early prisoner release program and a primary election looming, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn gives his first state of the state address today.
The speech is the governor's biggest opportunity to set the year's legislative agenda. But expectations for the address are low, as Amanda Vinicky reports.
Jefferson City, Mo. – A proposal to replace Missouri's state income tax with an expanded sales tax was heard today in a seminar for members of the State Senate.
The proposal is backed by retired businessman Rex Sinquefield and the think-tank he heads, the St. Louis-based Show-Me Institute. Joseph Haslag is the group's Vice President and an Economics professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
New York, NY – St. Louis, Chicago and the San Francisco area are out of the running as venues if the United States lands the 2018 or 2022 World Cup.
Eighteen cities, with a total of 21 stadiums, were selected Tuesday. About 12 stadiums would be chosen if the U.S. bid is successful. The bid will be submitted in May, and FIFA will make the decision on hosts in December.
St. Louis – Two people were injured, one seriously, in a car crash early Tuesday that left the vehicle hanging over the edge of the Poplar Street Bridge, which crosses the Mississippi River at St. Louis.
The accident happened around 1 a.m. The accident happened around 1 a.m. Police said the car crashed in the westbound left lane, slammed into the median and came to a stop on the edge of the bridge.
There was no immediate word on the cause of the crash.
St. Louis, MO – Giant brewing behemoths such as MillerCoors and Anheuser-Busch InBEV can still claim about 80 percent of the total U.S. beer market.
But taste preferences are definitely evolving including here in St. Louis.
In part 2 of a series on St. Louis beer and beer culture, St. Louis Public Radio's Adam Allington looks at the growth of the local "craft" beer movement especially as it relates to the sale of Anheuser-Busch.