St. Louis' MetroLink light rail system is marking its 10th anniversary Thursday. MetroLink now stretches 38 miles from Scott Air Force Base to Lambert Airport. Construction is underway on a new $550 million extension from Forest Park to Clayton and Shrewsbury, which is scheduled to open in 2006.
Springfield, ILL. – The Illinois Supreme Court has ordered state Comptroller Dan Hynes to explain why he won't give judges cost of living raises, a move that is against the court's ruling.
The order requires Hynes to appear before the court and show why he shouldn't be held in contempt. Hynes has said he won't include the pay raises when he sends judges' paychecks this week because Governor Rod Blagojevich took that money out of the budget before signing it.
Jefferson City, MO – The Missouri Supreme Court Tuesday decided whether death and taxes are always a sure thing.
Justices ruled burial caskets are subject to sales tax, but the containers into which caskets are lowered - known as vaults - are not taxable.
Buchholz Mortuaries, of St. Louis, had argued that customers don't own a casket until it's buried in the ground with the body and therefore should not be considered personal property subject to sales tax.