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U City Preschool Gets $75K for Outdoor Learning and Play Space

2 days 19 hours ago
From NPR:  Rakeb Tesfaye, a 5-year-old student at the Julia Goldstein Early Childhood Education Center in University City, said she enjoys playing outside because she gets to make friends. “And I get to go like this, and like this,” Tesfaye shared as she imagined herself swinging on monkey bars at a playground. She and her […]
Kacey Crawley

Parkway Needs a New Early Childhood Center. Neighbors Object.

2 days 19 hours ago
From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  What began as a routine trip to school last month nearly turned into a disaster. Kayla Neuenswander watched as her son, a kindergartener at Wren Hollow Elementary, froze on his bike in the middle of a street as a car barreled towards him. “I screamed bloody murder,” Neuenswander said. The car […]
Kacey Crawley

Lawmakers, Affordable Housing Advocates Join Labor In Push for New Tax Credit Legislation

2 days 19 hours ago
From RiverBender:  Illinois’ affordable housing shortages have reached crisis levels in Chicago and other communities, fueling needed public policy discussions about short-term and long-term solutions. State legislators and housing advocates say one important piece of the puzzle is the Build Illinois Homes Tax Credit, and they have a new, influential ally in organized labor. The […]
Kacey Crawley

Big St. Louis Construction Company Buys KC Firm

2 days 19 hours ago
From St. Louis Business Journal:  One of St. Louis’ biggest construction firms has acquired a Kansas City-based business. St. Louis-based Keeley Cos.’ Keeley Restoration Services unit acquired Chamberlin Contracting Inc. earlier this month. The acquisition will expand KRS’ footprint into Kansas City and enhance its restoration services, KRS President Jeff Kelley said. Keeley Cos. also […]
Kacey Crawley

Report Highlights Biggest Hazards for Crane Operators

2 days 19 hours ago
From Construction Dive:  The two most common situational risks directly causing injuries in the crane industry were falls from height and being struck by a falling object, according to a recent survey of crane operators and inspectors. The most common systemic risks contributing to injuries, however, were heat illness and fatigue, respondents told the National […]
Kacey Crawley

US Infrastructure Is Broken. Here’s an $830 Million Plan to Fix It

2 days 19 hours ago
From Wired:  There’s one word that will get any American fuming, regardless of their political inclination: infrastructure. Pothole-pocked roads, creaky bridges, and half-baked public transportation bind us nationally like little else can. And that was before climate change’s coastal flooding, extreme heat, and supercharged wildfires came around to make things even worse. US infrastructure was designed for […]
Kacey Crawley

$31.8M St. Louis County Library Building Announces Opening Dates

2 days 19 hours ago
From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  What will be the largest branch in the St. Louis County Library system is scheduled to open in July, with a portion of it opening in June. The Clark Family Branch, on the site of the former library headquarters building, is at 1640 South Lindbergh Boulevard, across the street from the […]
Kacey Crawley

Belleville Homes are Falling Apart. Retirees Think They’ve Found a Fix.

2 days 19 hours ago
From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  The thicket had swallowed the home whole at 74th Street and Werner Road, across from the St. Clair Country Club. The only proof it existed was a fire-engine red garage that peeked out between the brush. Last year, a Belleville-area nonprofit took possession of the forgotten house and cleared the overgrowth, […]
Kacey Crawley

SW Illinois to Get $850K for Route 66 Projects Ahead of 100th Anniversary

2 days 19 hours ago
From NPR:  The last 100 miles of Route 66 in southwest Illinois received $850,000 in state grant money in preparation for the 100th anniversary of the iconic American highway. The Great Rivers & Routes Tourism Bureau in Alton secured the grants through the Illinois Office of Tourism and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic […]
Kacey Crawley

Two Public Hearings Set on Hardie Roadwork Plans

2 days 19 hours ago
From Leader Publications:  The public will get two more chances to get a glimpse at how Jefferson County plans to provide access to the James Hardie Industries manufacturing plant project at a pair of upcoming public meetings. The two meetings will focus on the second half of the county’s plans to improve access in and […]
Kacey Crawley

I-55 Bridge Project Seeing Slow Progress After Setback in November 2023

2 days 19 hours ago
From KMOX:  Interstate drivers should expect to be down to two lanes between River Des Peres and Loughborough until next year. Back in November 2023, MoDOT announced that completion of replacing the bridges along Interstate 55 in South City and South County, more specifically, the I-55 bridge between River Des Peres and Loughborough, wouldn’t be […]
Kacey Crawley

Millennium Hotel to Be Sold Through ‘Closed-Bid Process’

2 days 19 hours ago
From St. Louis Business Journal:  A real estate firm said Tuesday it is handling the sale of the vacant Millennium Hotel in downtown St. Louis. The move follows the city of St. Louis taking steps toward authorizing eminent domain at the property, but last month tabling an initial move that would be required. JLL said […]
Kacey Crawley

New Development on Corner by Bevo Mill Seen as Catalyst for Growth

2 days 19 hours ago
From KMOX:  Across the street from south St. Louis landmark Bevo Mill, a new development will rise up: Crossroads Senior Living at Bevo Mill. The affordable senior housing development will offer 64 affordable and market rate apartments for people 62 and older. “Crossroads is about pride on the south side,” said Sean Spencer, executive director […]
Kacey Crawley

What Young Employees In The Construction Trades Need To Know Now

2 days 19 hours ago
From Forbes:  More young people are going into the construction trades, the Wall Street Journal recently reported: “Long beset by a labor crunch, the skilled trades are newly appealing to the youngest cohort of American workers, many of whom are choosing to leave the college path.” That’s good news for the economy and good news […]
Kacey Crawley

Pinnacle Contracting Announces Promotions

3 days 15 hours ago
Pinnacle Contracting, Inc. announced the promotion of Tim McLaughlin to president. A release from Pinnacle stated: “Tim joined Pinnacle in 2013 and has continued to meet the increasing challenges of the construction industry. During his time as vice president he proved to be an exceptional leader and completed many successful projects while growing the company […]
Tom Finan