Category: St. Louis County Blog

STL County Council to vote on additional funding for program that stocks summer schools

Legislation that would authorize St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger to accept a grant of up to $2,000 in additional funding for the support of a program that helps keep St. Louis County day camps, childcare and summer schools fed is up for final passage on Tuesday. The legislation which is sponsored by Councilman Sam Page seeks to support the county’s Summer Food Service Program which provides nutritious meals to children age 18 and under […]

RELEASE: $5 million supports innovative breast cancer trial

by Julia Evangelou Strait Ron Bose, MD, PhD, (left) and Cynthia Ma, MD, PhD, and their teams are conducting research that may lead to better therapies for some breast cancer patients. They have been awarded a $5 million grant to support such research. A $5 million grant from the Department of Defense will support research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis aimed at improving breast cancer therapies. The research focuses on HER2-positive breast […]

RELEASE: Lee named Stupp Professor of Neurology

Jin-Moo Lee, MD, PhD, (center) has been named the Norman J. Stupp Professor of Neurology in recognition of his contributions to stroke research. Shown at his installation are (from left) John C. Morris, MD; David Holtzman, MD; Lee; David H. Perlmutter, MD, dean of the School of Medicine and executive vice chancellor for medical affairs; and Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton. Stroke neurologist Jin-Moo Lee, MD, PhD, has been named the Norman J. Stupp Professor of Neurology […]

RELEASE: St. Louis County Council misappropriating Proposition P funds

On Tuesday May 9, 2018 six of the seven County Council members violated the public trust and passed a liberal spending bill to give St Louis County Health Department employees salary increases from the funds that were raised from the Public Safety sales tax, commonly known as Prop P. Sixth District Councilman Ernie Trakas, who claims to be a Republican, gave the measure a “resounding Yes!” vote.  Trakas has continually voted with liberal Democrats on […]

St. Louis County Councilwoman’s resolution clarifies use of potential Saint Louis Zoo sales tax

A new resolution that hopes to clarify the newly passed legislation that asks St. Louis County residents on this year’s ballot whether or not they support a one-eighth of 1 percent sales tax will be introduced at the St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday. The original legislation that was passed at last week’s meeting would call for the holding of a election on Nov. 6 in St. Louis County to ask voters if they would approve […]

STL County Department of Public Health offers tips to reduce this summer’s mosquito presence

Mosquito season is almost upon residents of St. Louis County, and the county’s Department of Public Health wants to inform residents that there are some important preventive measures they can take to protect themselves. According to the Department of Health, warmer temperatures, stagnant pools of water, and flood debris all combine to form ideal conditions for mosquito breeding. Besides being an annoyance, some species of mosquitoes can transmit diseases, such as West Nile Virus. The […]

St. Louis County Council passes zoo tax bill proposal

The St. Louis County Council at its weekly meeting on Tuesday passed legislation that would put a question on the ballot asking if county residents are in favor of a sales tax that would go towards a new Saint Louis Zoo facility in north St. Louis County. The legislation which was passed 5-2, would call for the holding of a election on Nov. 6 in St. Louis County to ask voters if they would approve […]

Las Vegas based group fitness and yoga studio opens in Clayton

A rapidly-expanding exercise franchise that focuses on their brand of innovative fitness and yoga classes has officially opened its first Midwest location in Clayton. TruFusion, which is based in Las Vegas, has opened their 17,000 square feet Clayton studio on 7447 Forsyth Blvd, featuring a blend of yoga, cycle, Pilates, boxing and bootcamp classes that allows customers to customize their experience based on their interests and fitness level, with their membership and access to unlimited classes under […]

RELEASE: U City Working to Reinvest in 3rd Ward; Best Model for Residents and Local Businesses

University City hopes to implement a unique TIF that will benefit schools, businesses and the whole community (UNIVERSITY CITY, MO/April 28, 2018) – University City officials have announced their desire to redevelop the area along Olive that runs east of I-170, which poses great potential for further commercial and residential development expansion. The plans include commercial development along Olive/I-170, updating the Olive Commercial Corridor and improving the 3rd Ward residential neighborhoods. The City hopes to […]

St. Louis County Police Association and fire union endorse County Executive Steve Stenger

The St. Louis County Police Association and Firefighters Local 2665 announced Thursday that they’re endorsing St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger for his bid for reelection. Stenger was joined by Officer David Machens and Matt Crecelius of the St. Louis County Police Association and Corey Hogan of Firefighters Local 2665 at the Cheshire Inn with both public safety associations endorsing the county executive. Matt Crecelius, business manager for the St. Louis County Police Association, praised Stenger’s […]