Wildwood, East St. Louis On Opposite Ends of Small Town RankingsWallet hub, the personal finance website, put together the rankings based on 22 factors to find the best and worst small cities in the U.S.
French Vows to Filibuster Stadium Plan, Demands Plan for CrimeMayor Slay’s dream of a football stadium along the riverfront may run into a filibuster from the St. Louis Board of Aldermen.
Tale of Two Cities - Report Shows Racial Divide in St. LouisSt. Louis gets good marks for stability and affordability, but low marks for racial disparity in the latest report from the East-West Gateway Council of Governments.
Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things: Natalie VillmerNatalie Villmer runs the Rural Parish Workers for Christ, which serves the poor in Washington County.
County Health Rankings Contain Good, Bad NewsSt. Louis, St. Charles and Monroe Counties do well. City of St. Louis does not.
REPORT: How Stressed is St. Louis?Are St. Louisans "less stressed" than those in other big cities across the country?
Sen. Durbin Rallies Support for Raised Minimum WageDurbin is a major backer of the "Minimum Wage Fairness Act", which seeks to raise that figure to $10.10 an hour.
Census Data: Income Lag in Missouri, Illinois Poverty Remains HighNew U.S. census data shows that Missouri is one of just two states where median incomes fell in 2012 from the previous year, and an anti-poverty activists say Illinois' near 15 percent poverty is worrisome.
Illinois Schools Teaching More Poor, Homeless Students Than Ever Before The growth in low-income students has occurred in all geographic regions of the state.
$4.2M Grant to Aid Children in Poor Area of St. LouisA high-poverty, high-crime area of St. Louis is getting $4.2 million in federal grant money aimed at helping children.
Opinion: Romney Denigrates 47% Not Paying Taxes As He Uses Loopholes Trying To Do The SameMitt Romney, if you want to talk about mooches and freeloaders that take advantage of the system then grow a spine and show America your tax returns. Let's see what you really pay as a percentage. Let's see what deductions you take. Let's see how addicted to federal benefits you are.
Illinois Poverty Rates Change Little in 2011There were 9,000 more impoverished Illinoisans, for a total of 1.8 million, or about 14 percent.