Elected St. Louis Public School Board Given Second ChanceThe school system will again be governed by an elected board, not state appointed, as it has been for the last nine years.
Nonprofit Reaches Fundraising Goal for Gateway Arch Upgrade A nonprofit coordinating a $380-million renovation of the Gateway Arch grounds in St. Louis says it has reached its fundraising goal of $250 million.
St. Louis Zoo On Track For Attendance Goal"We couldn't be happier with where we are." Zoo president Doctor Jeffrey Bonner says.
Petitions Filed to Allow Medical Marijuana Use in MissouriThe two petitions would ask voters whether to amend the state constitution to allow physicians to recommend the drug to patients with certain illnesses, such as cancer, epilepsy and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Wash U Physician to Head National Transplant NetworkDr. Stuart Sweet will take over the UNOS in 2016.
Illinois Board of Education Chairman Zeroes In On Third Grade"The one goal is to make sure that every student in the state of Illinois is reading at or above grade level by the time they finish third grade."
CityArchRiver Closes In On Fundraising GoalLarge donation puts CityArchRiver Foundation within striking distance of $250 million tally.
Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign Plays Catch-UpThe Salvation Army reports an uptick in its red kettle donations after a dramatic drop off earlier this season blamed on social unrest.
United Way Exceeds Fundraising GoalIt's the most ever raised by the organization.