Eads Bridge over budget, behind schedule
Elected officials from Missouri and Illinois will gather tomorrow at the Eads Bridge to break ground on a $36 million rehabilitation project for the 138-year-old structure.
But the St. Louis Post-Dispatch finds that the federally-funded project is over budget and behind schedule.
East St. Louis is proud to call late jazz great Miles Davis one of its own, but vandalism to his childhood home is striking a sour note with many in the struggling city.
KSDK-TV reports vandalism that has escalated in recent weeks has included nearly all of the aluminum siding being stripped away from the home. Windows also are broken and pipes have been taken.
Neighbor Mamie Page says the damage and disrespect "just disgusted me" and leaves her saddened.
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