The costs of goods and services in the St. Louis region rose 2.5 percent between the last six months of 2009 and the last six months of 2010 - more than double the national rate over that same time.
Though the Bureau of Labor Statistics data show electricity prices going up 13.1 percent and motor fuel going up 10.1 percent, bureau economist Jacqueline Michael Midkiff says they weren't the real drivers of the increase.
St. Louis foodies, this one's for you.
Four local culinary names have been designated James Beard Award semifinalists, the St. Louis Business Journal reports.
For those of you unfamiliar with the James Beard Award, the Journal says Time magazine called it the "Oscars of the food world."
The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation that would return control of the Metropolitan Police Department to the city of St. Louis.
The department has been under state control since the Civil War.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn gave his annual state budget address today in Springfield.
Join us tonight at 7 p.m. for a broadcast the full address on 90.7 FM or online here.
You can also follow along and read the full text of the Governor's address here.
So far, here are some reactions to Quinn's budget:
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