Photo by M. Cole Bishop on Flickr.com. To create this image, Bishop says he "took a panorama from the Wash. U. observatory then stretched it and converted it to polar coordinates." The original panorama is viewable in his Flickr photostream.
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Credit (Illinois House of Representatives via Google Maps)
A screen capture of the redistricting map from the Illinois House of Representatives via Google Maps. (See a link to the full map in the story below). This map was approved by Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn today.
Hearings will begin in about a week on a $276 million rate increase request for the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District. MSD says the rate hike is needed to comply with stricter regulatory requirements and to reduce wastewater overflows into area creeks and streams.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Conway has now also been put on house arrest "for distributing packets to aldermen declaring his innocence despite a judge's orders to avoid city hall and contact with municipal officials."
Gov. Jay Nixon says Missouri is gearing up for imminent and "unprecedented" flooding along the Missouri River.
Nixon said Thursday in St. Joseph that Missourians will face flooding soon along the Missouri River because of rising water levels in the river basin in the northern Plains. He says people with property and businesses in the floodplain should prepare for "unprecedented high water levels."