Traffic Tickets Factor in City Status Switch for 2 VillagesOfficials of two St. Louis County municipalities say a new state law that caps revenue from traffic tickets played a role in their decision to switch from village to city status.
St. Louis Alderman Needs Mathmatical Assurance For New StadiumScott Ogilvie says he needs proof that the new stadium will generate enough tax revenue to pay for itself year-to-year.
Saint Louis Zoo 'Doing Well Financially'Bonner says endowments continue to rise and so does visitor spending on parking, concessions and souvenirs.
Happy Hour Bill Awaits Gov. Rauner's ApprovalHappy hour drink specials have been banned in Illinois since the late 1980s, but they could make a comeback under a measure awaiting the governor's signature.
More Land Deals to Clear Way for New NFL Stadium in St. LouisBackers of a proposed new NFL stadium on the riverfront in downtown St. Louis continue to buy property in the path of the development, despite a lawsuit seeking a public vote on the project.
Bill Reduces Allowable Revenue from Traffic StopsMissouri cities will be be able to collect less of their revenue from traffic tickets under a bill now headed to the governor's desk.
Chesterfield Aims to Shake Up County Sales Tax StructureWhen you buy something in a St. Louis County city, the sales taxes either go straight to that city or to a pool that all cities in the county share. Chesterfield, at its founding, decided to be a pool city - a decision it now regrets.
More Police Officers and a 'No Violence Alliance' - What's the Status?Mayor Slay says aldermen have to approve plan for more police, and Kansas City lessons are still being digested.
Are There Too Many Towns in St. Louis County Propped Up By Over-Ticketing?Police departments in existence to write tickets that keep towns afloat - former St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch says there are too many of them in the St. Louis area, and their days may be numbered.
How Can Illinois Pay for Roads?It's time for state lawmakers to put together another construction program, says Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago), and he says though it's needed, it won't be easy to accomplish.
Mo. Lawmakers Hear Input on New NFL Stadium in St. LouisMissouri economic development officials on Monday told a House panel that building a new football stadium in St. Louis could bring nearly $300 million in net sales tax revenues to the state over the next 30 years.
Mo. Senate Votes to Cut Down How Much Cities Can Fund Budgets from Traffic FinesSchmitt's bill would cut from 30 percent to 10 percent how much of a city's budget can be financed by traffic fines.