Monday, 13 January 2014 15:17 Published in Local News
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) - Ameren Missouri plans to build a solar energy facility in O'Fallon, Mo.
The St. Louis-based utility announced plans for the multimillion-dollar facility on Monday. Ameren says the plant will provide 5.7 megawatts of electricity, enough to power about 650 homes.
The project is expected to create up to 70 construction jobs. Work should begin in April and Ameren hopes to have the project operating by December.
Monday, 13 January 2014 12:20 Published in Local News
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois residents have just begun applying for licenses to carry concealed weapons. But lawmakers have already begun tinkering with the new law.
The Arlington Heights Daily Herald reports Monday that legislators have introduced bills to increase penalties for carrying guns where they're not allowed; punish instructors who don't carry out training; and lower the legal age for carrying.
Illinois became the last state in the nation to allow concealed carry last July. It allows anyone with 16 hours of training to pay a $150 fee to get a license.
Villa Park Democratic Rep. Deborah Conroy wants to increase criminal penalties for taking a gun into a school. Republican State Rep. Ed Sullivan of Mundelein (MUN'-dih-lyne) wants instructors who commit fraud to go to jail.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Newly released documents show Missouri was in the running for a new Boeing assembly plant right up until the company decided to stay in Washington state.
Documents provided to The Associated Press on Monday under a Sunshine Law request show Boeing officials visited St. Louis on Dec. 28 to check out Missouri's proposal.
A follow-up visit was scheduled for Jan. 4. But that was cancelled after union members in Washington voted Jan. 3 to accept Boeing's contract proposal. The company then said it would build the 777X airplane there.
Boeing had not released a list of finalists for the project.
The documents show Missouri submitted three options to Boeing to assemble the wing or full plane at either of two locations near Lambert-St. Louis International Airpor