MidAmerica St. Louis Airport

MidAmerica Airport
10:36 am
Wed September 28, 2011

Audit: Struggling MidAmerica Airport again posts loss

MidAmerica St. Louis Airport.
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An audit shows that a southwestern Illinois airport that's never turned a profit since opening with great fanfare 13 years ago continues to lose money.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the review by J.W. Boyle & Co. found that MidAmerica St. Louis Airport had an operating loss of $11.9 million in 2010. That's 4.3 percent less than the previous year.

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MidAmerica Airport warehouse
5:15 pm
Thu August 18, 2011

St. Clair County approves scaled-down warehouse at MidAmerica Airport

St. Clair County on Thursday renegotiated a deal with a Wall Street investor who wants to build a warehouse at MidAmerica Airport in Mascoutah, Ill.
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St. Clair County officials on Thursday approved a greatly scaled back plan for a privately-financed cargo warehouse at MidAmerica Airport in Mascoutah, Ill.

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Morning Round-up
9:04 am
Tue August 9, 2011

Morning headlines: Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A special commission met in Jefferson City on Monday in an attempt to come to an agreement on redrawing State Senate distric boundaries. They adjourned without reaching a deal. The commission has until Aug. 18 to propose a tentative map.
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Commission struggles to reach agreement on Senate districts boundaries

A panel of five Democrats and five Republicans met Monday and adjourned without reaching a deal on a new Missouri state Senate district map for the 34-member Senate. Commission leaders said the St. Louis area seems to be the biggest sticking point in adjusting the outlines of the state and Senate districts.

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Economy
5:16 pm
Mon August 8, 2011

Metro East officials losing patience with MidAmerica Airport

MidAmerica Airport.
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Today the Wall Street Journal ran a story about decreasing prospects for small regional airport's like MidAmerica Airport in Mascoutah, IL.

When it was built over a decade ago MidAmerica was meant to serve as a "reliever" airport for Lambert and nearby Scott Air Force Base.  As the Journal reports, those aspirations have largely failed to pan out, as departures from Lambert have dropped significantly since Sept. 11.

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Shooting Range / St. Clair County
1:45 pm
Mon August 8, 2011

FAA says St. Clair County shooting range no danger to aircraft

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The Federal Aviation Administration says the Caseyville Rifle and Pistol Club is no danger to people or planes.

But officials in St. Clair County have a different view of the shooting range located near Scott Air Force Base and MidAmerica St. Louis Airport.

The county has been trying to get an injunction to shutter the club and insists the open-air range endangers low-flying planes.

County officials have asked a judge to toss out as evidence an FAA letter calling the shooting range safe.

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