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St. Louis County, city join together to offer zero-interest loans, assistance to small businesses

St. Louis County, city join together to offer zero-interest loans, assistance to small businesses

March 23, 2020

In response to COVID-19, the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership joined the St. Louis Development Corporation, or SLDC, to announce resources for small businesses, including zero-interest loans and a newly created hotline to help businesses access resources. The new city-county Small Business Resource ...

St. Louis County issues stay-at-home order, starting Monday; region will follow

The 900 block of Lemay Ferry Road in Lemay as seen on Google Street View.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 21, 2020

St. Louis County will join states like Illinois, California and New York with a stay-at-home order to fight the coronavirus, under a decree issued by County Executive Sam Page that goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday. Under the executive order issued Saturday, similar to the orders referred to in...

Full list of everything canceled due to coronavirus

During the St. Louis Aquarium's closure, the attraction is offering 'Breakfast with the Sloth' with Coconut the Sloth, above.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, “social distancing” measures are being taken nationwide to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control has recommended gatherings of 10 people or less to help slow the spread of the virus, and St. Louis County Executive Sam Page...

St. Louis restaurants close to dine-in customers starting Friday; part of ‘social distancing’

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page updates the public about COVID-19 (coronavirus) preparedness on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. At right is Spring Schmidt, co-director of the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health.

March 18, 2020

Restaurants and bars in St. Louis County and St. Louis city will close for dine-in business starting Friday, making them takeout-only — a practice that has been implemented to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in other states, including Illinois. St. Louis County Executive Sam Page sign...

Bi-State declines takeover of Loop Trolley

The Loop Trolley completes a run, with the last stop outside the Missouri History Museum at Forest Park back in December. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

February 3, 2020

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A committee of Bi-State Development Agency commissioners hit the brakes on a plan from city and county officials for Bi-State to take over the failed Loop Trolley Jan. 24, and it is unclear if the trolley will ever ride again. A plan to tak...

St. Louis County Library will no longer charge fines; says change won’t impact waiting lists

Grant’s View Branch kicked off summer at the ninth annual Star Wars Fan Fest, with games, costumes, snow cones and more. Photos courtesy of the St. Louis County Library.

January 22, 2020

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Library will no longer charge fines for overdue books, and library officials say the initiative will increase access to books while not causing longer waits for books on hold. The county library and the St. Louis Public Library,...

County, city libraries eliminate all fines in joint effort for equity

Theodore, center, learns simple chemistry concepts during the Mad Mixtures event in Oakville last summer. Photo courtesy of the St. Louis County Library.

January 9, 2020

St. Louis’ two largest library systems are going fine-free starting this month with a “New Year, No Fines” initiative. St. Louis County Library and St. Louis Public Library announced Tuesday they will no longer charge fines on late materials beginning in the new year. The two libraries jointly held a press confe...

Loop Trolley still shutting down, might be taken over by Bi-State in new year

The Loop Trolley was decorated for the holidays, but mostly empty the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 12. It was the first day the trolley was open after a vote by the Bi-State Development Agency board to look into taking over trolley operations. The trolley’s driver said that he was a retired former Metro driver, but likes the trolley. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

December 30, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor  glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Bi-State Development Agency board voted Dec. 10 to potentially take over the financially struggling Loop Trolley, despite heated opposition from the Illinois side of the board. The 6-3 vote was not a final decision to take over trolley o...

City bid for airport privatization leads to calls for regional governance

City bid for airport privatization leads to calls for regional governance

December 3, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com So far the process that could potentially lead to the privatization of the St. Louis airport is mostly a mystery, with the city of St. Louis’ closed-door discussions leading to calls by neighboring officials for greater regional control o...

One city, one district? City-county Board of Freeholders could change 24 school districts

One city, one district? City-county Board of Freeholders could change 24 school districts

November 19, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com At least one member of the Board of Freeholders believes that education could fall under the board’s powers to reorganize city-county government — but whether voters would approve any plan to combine school districts is another questi...

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