The National Park Service has awarded a contract for a structural study of the Gateway Arch. The study comes after the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported about corrosion problems in the 45-year-old, 630-foot-tall monument to westward expansion.
Officials for the Park Service said Monday that the Northbrook,Ill.-based structural engineering firm Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates will perform the study.
Jefferson City, MO – A Cole County judge has refused to remove from the November ballot a measure that could force St. Louis and Kansas City to vote on their earnings taxes.
Attorneys for the city of Kansas City sued in August, saying the measure violates the state Constitution by dealing with more than one subject, and illegally changes Kansas City's charter at the state level.
ALTON, Ill. – Illinois political leaders say construction now under way on part of a planned high-speed rail line linking St. Louis and Chicago is a job-creating first in the country.
Gov. Pat Quinn told reporters in Alton on Friday that upgrades planned between that Mississippi River city and the central Illinois community of Lincoln are the nation's first involving high-speed rail.
Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) today narrowly voted down a proposal to use a housing tax credit to help fund improvements at a facility for the developmentally disabled.
The Home Ownership Purchase Enhancement (HOPE) program expires this year. And Governor Jay Nixon proposed using the remaining balance, roughly $9 million, to fund improvements at the Bellefontaine Habilitation Center in St. Louis County.
Lambert Airport in St. Louis is getting 42-million-dollars in federal funds to improve its baggage screening systems.
The upgrade in both terminals will enable security workers to screen baggage for terrorism threats more quickly and accurately. Lambert Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge said that passengers will again be able to check their bags at ticket counters, rather than dragging them to x-ray machines, as they've done since 2001.