Tag Archives: East St. Louis

Join the Institute for Urban Research for a Service Day on Saturday, February 23, 2013

Come join the Institute for Urban Research on February 23, 2013, in collecting video histories of East St. Louis Veterans at the Joseph Center. We will meet on campus at 8:30 a.m. in Lot A for a carpool to the … Continue reading

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Andy Theising to be a guest on St. Louis Public Radio Show

Tomorrow, Wednesday January 30, 2013, Institute for Urban Research Director Dr. Andy Theising will be featured on the “St. Louis on the Air” show on St. Louis Public Radio. Dr. Theising will be discussing the latest book in the East … Continue reading

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Leisure and Entertainment in Greater East St. Louis by Dr. Anthony Cheeseboro

My project at the Institute for Urban Research examines Leisure and Entertainment in Greater East St. Louis, 1950-1995. This project looks at the evolution of social activity in the African American communities in the East Louis area.  There have been … Continue reading

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Ten Changes to Transform East St. Louis (and the first five are free!) by Andrew Theising

(Third of three blogs) Finally, two big ideas that will cost a lot, but will change development in the city for the next twenty-five years. 9.  Build an industrial park with appropriate infrastructure.  If Coca-Cola wanted to relocate to East … Continue reading

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Ten Changes to Transform East St. Louis (and the first five are free!) by Andrew Theising

(Second of three blogs) Now, four ideas that will cost money in the short-term, but pay off in the longer-term.  6.  Renegotiate police and fire contracts.  These are essential services to a successful city.  The police and fire contracts have … Continue reading

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Ten Changes to Transform East St. Louis (and the first five are free!) by Andrew Theising

(First of three blogs) 1.  Operate city hall like the businesses the city wants to attract.  It should be open at 8:30 a.m. and should remain fully staffed until 4:30 p.m.  No loitering.  No visitors.  No reading magazines at the … Continue reading

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Flood Plain Development by Andrew Theising

The Missouri River is on the rise and those of us who remember the Great Flood of ’93 can recall the Chesterfield Valley being underwater.  Since the Great Flood, the Chesterfield Valley has become a center of economic development.  The … Continue reading

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Black Studies Tracing Cities, Building Knowledge by Howard Rambsy Ph.D

Last fall, Black Studies @ SIUE made an important discovery in our ongoing engagements and investigations of cities. First, as background, it’s important to point out that my black studies crew and I have been nurturing our strong ties to … Continue reading

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A New Kind of Casino?

The Koman Family deserves kudos for investing in East St. Louis.  There are many other communities that would welcome their various investments, but they choose to make a difference in East St. Louis (while making a profit—which is good).  Now, … Continue reading

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Another Opportunity Knocks for East St. Louis!

The designs for the Gateway Arch grounds have been released and are now making a ‘round-the-region tour. I have mixed feelings about the final designs. Thankfully, none of them proposed a giant croquet mallet across from the Arch! A positive … Continue reading

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