The Telegraph Published 11:03 am CDT, Friday, July 6, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Theising Theising SIUE’s Theising details ‘rise and fall’ of East St. Louis in new book 1 / 1 Back to Gallery EDWARDSVILLE — Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Andy Theising, PhD, professor of political science in the College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of The Rise and Fall of an Industrial River Town – Made in U.S.A. Theising took time on Thursday, June 21 for an “Across the Years” presentation during the SIUE East St. Louis Learning Resource Center’s Success and Continuing Knowledge (S.A.C.K.) Lunch and Learn program to discuss East St. Louis history that is detailed in the book. A 20-year SIUE faculty member, Theising is a Florissant, Mo. native, who originally did not want to study East St. Louis but was guided there by a mentor. “I had an advisor who did … [Read more...] about SIUE’s Theising details ‘rise and fall’ of East St. Louis in new book
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CLAYTON • Shall St. Louis County impose a one-eighth of 1 percent sales tax to support the St. Louis Zoo?Voters will get the chance to decide on Nov. 6, after the St. Louis County Council on Tuesday night voted 5-2 to place the question on the ballot.If St. Louis County voters approve the tax, they would have free admission to an adventure park the zoo plans to build in north St. Louis County, according to legislation passed by the council, which County Executive Steve Stenger is expected to sign.A similar tax measure is expected to be introduced in the city of St. Louis. The tax would add one cent to an $8 purchase and would raise more than $20 million a year in St. Louis County and $5 million in the city. The zoo already gets $22 million from property taxes in the city and county.Any visitor to the new attraction who doesn’t live in a county that approved the tax, called Proposition Z, would have to pay an admission fee that has not yet been determined. A one-day ticket … [Read more...] about St. Louis County voters will decide on sales tax to support St. Louis Zoo
WASHINGTON • The Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from a man who committed robbery and other crimes on a single day when he was 16 and now isn't eligible for parole until he's 112 years old.The justices on Monday left in place defendant Bobby Bostic's 241-year sentence. Bostic's lawyers argued that the prison term violated the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.The former St. Louis judge who sentenced Bostic had urged the high court to hear the case. She now believes Bostic's prison term is unjust.Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley said a 2010 Supreme Court ruling that outlawed life sentences for people under 18 who didn't kill anyone applies only to a sentence for one crime. Bostic was sentenced for his role in 18 crimes.Bostic robbed a group of people delivering Christmas presents for the needy when he was 16. Bostic and his 18-year-old accomplice also each shot a victim, slightly injuring one, the brief says. The victims' heavy winter coats slowed … [Read more...] about Supreme Court rejects appeal of St. Louis man with 241-year prison term
Gabbii Jones and Christina Jones, two area singers who are current contestants on the new “American Idol,” advanced during the first day of Hollywood rounds on Monday night’s broadcast.But the broadcast also revealed it’s the end of the road for another area contestant, Eureka's Ashley Lusk.“Idol” contestants have to receive golden tickets to Hollywood from judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan, and in the Hollywood rounds continue auditioning in both solo and group forms.St. Louis' Gabbi Jones' group, dubbed Don’t Touch, drew one of the night’s biggest attempt at a buzzworthy moment. The focus on the group started off as we watched the group prepare, and one of the group members fretted over her inexperience, which slowed down the group.Their group song, “Me and My Broken Heart,” was shown in full and was well received by the judges. Then, in a bit of messy manipulation, Perry said they only had room for three … [Read more...] about Two St. Louis area singers advance, one is eliminated, on ‘American Idol’
Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau released its latest population estimates for the nation’s largest metropolitan areas. The St. Louis region grew, but our rate of growth was slower than those in other metro regions like Denver, Tampa, Fla., and even Baltimore. As a result, we dropped from 20th to the 21st-largest metropolitan region. But let’s be clear: We are doing well in a lot of areas. This story is not about urban vs. rural, this suburb vs. that suburb.Every metropolitan region across the country is competing for people, jobs and economic opportunities. But what this news should do is inspire us, as business and civic leaders, to work together more effectively to market the St. Louis region and bring more jobs and talented people to our region.We do have a lot of momentum on which to build. Over the past month, we beat out Kansas City, Milwaukee and Louisville, Ky., to win more than 2,200 new jobs with companies like Amazon, Cenlar and Grove Collaborative. Our startup … [Read more...] about St. Louis region is 21st largest in U.S. – now what?