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6:30 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Asian carp solution will have downstream impact

A tugboat pushes a barge under the Eads Bridge in St. Louis
Kelly Martin Via Wikimedia Commons

The issue of keeping Asian carp out of the Great Lakes has implications for a variety of industries.  Midwest officials are weighing a range of options, including severing the connection between the Mississippi River and Great Lakes basins.  This last option comes with a list of potential economic implications for the shipping and manufacturing industry.

For instance, the 70-mile stretch of Mississippi River at St. Louis is one of the busiest inland ports in America—a place where grain, aggregate and steel are loaded and shipped up and down the river.

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New Mayor of Chicago
2:19 pm
Mon May 16, 2011

Emanuel lays out plans for city of Chicago

Now-mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel speaks at his inauguration today in Chicago.
(WBEZ/Bill Healy)

New Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he won't take no for an answer when it comes to changing the city.

Emanuel delivered a 25 minute speech today after being inaugurated in a downtown Chicago park.

He again spelled out his priorities for Chicago, including better schools, safer streets and a more efficient government.

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St. Louis Police Department
2:23 pm
Fri April 29, 2011

St. Louis police chief Isom out of the running for Chicago job

St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom.
(St. Louis Public Radio file photo)

Last week, St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom confirmed that he was in the running to become the next superintendent of the Chicago Police Department.

But today, that seems to have changed.

The Chicago Police Board says two members of the city's police department and the police chief in Newark, N.J. are the three finalists to become Chicago's next police superintendent.

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St. Louis Police Department
4:52 pm
Wed April 20, 2011

St. Louis police chief Isom in running for Chicago job

St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom.
(St. Louis Public Radio)

St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom has confirmed that he is being considered for a job as superintendent of the Chicago Police Department.

Isom confirmed to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch today that his name has been recommended to incoming Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel.

When asked whether he would take the job if offered, Isom said he would "listen to the conversation," but that he preferred to stay in St. Louis.  

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Anheuser-Busch / Goose Island
10:32 am
Mon March 28, 2011

Anheuser-Busch to buy Chicago's Goose Island Beer Co.

Some of the beer taps at the Goose Island Brewpub on N. Clybourn Ave. in Chicago. It was announced today that St. Louis' Anheuser-Busch will acquire Goose Island, a Chicago craft beer brewer.
(via Flickr/Bernt Rostad)

"Chicago's Craft Beer" is the tagline gracing the top of the website of Goose Island Beer Co., but, with an announcement today involving St. Louis fixture Anheuser-Busch, that tagline of origin may become a little muddled.

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Contraband Cigarettes
6:40 pm
Thu January 6, 2011

11 indicted over contraband cigarettes

Discarded cigarette butts in a sand receptacle. Eleven people were indicted today over contraband cigarettes in Missouri and Illinois. (via Flickr/ curran.kelleher)

Cigarettes are in the news again, but this time it's not about banning the smoking of them.

Eleven men from the St. Louis and Chicago areas are facing federal indictment for allegedly trafficking in contraband cigarettes.

The U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis announced the indictments on Thursday. Four of the men are from suburban St. Louis, five are from Chicago and two are from Chicago suburbs.