St. Louis – A plan by the state of Illinois to protect a 37-mile stretch of land in Madison, St. Clair and Monroe Counties for a potential roadway or light rail line is being scrutinized by environmentalists.
Illinois transportation officials say population shifts further away from the urban core require planning for future development.
But Jack Norman with the Sierra Club says a possible four-lane interstate will only encourage sprawl
St. Louis, MO – Arlington Plating Company has been declared a Superfund cleanup site. The EPA plans to remove about 80 drums of corrosive and toxic waste from the property at 4001 Goodfellow Boulevard. The agency says inspections have found violations of hazardous waste regulations. Past work at the site included metal cleaning and plating.
Crews are expected in Forest Park today to start constucting a Ferris wheel for New Year's Eve festivities. The wheel will be just one of many parts of the large party planned to ring in 2004.
But this year's Ferris wheel has some wondering what happened to the first Ferris wheel that ever stood in Forest Park one hundred years ago. And as KWMU's Tom Weber reports, that wheeel's saga has become the stuff of legend.