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Cottleville copies St. Peters in regulating adult businesses

Cottleville has taken a page out of the St. Peters municipal code and approved a bill designed to address issues involving adult-oriented businesses in the city. The Cottleville Board of Aldermen approved a bill on Oct. 19 amending its city’s code regulating its adult-oriented businesses and issues involving sexual misconduct and indecent exposure. The bill is similar to one that the ...

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O’Fallon approves site plan for reclaiming Fred Weber quarry near I-70

  Perhaps two decades from now, after the water has been drained and the two pits are filled, a former quarry that borders Interstate 70 in O’Fallon might become the site of an industrial park or maybe apartments. O’Fallon officials have approved a site plan to allow the reclamation of the the former Fred Weber quarry site on West Terra ...

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Process of revising Dardenne Prairie zoning, land use has begun

Not long ago, Dardenne Prairie officials in the fast-growing community latched onto an idea of a community with a civic “core” – a mixed-use area or district with a kind of downtown that included small retail stores, apartments and condominiums. Now, the city’s elected officials are in the process of dismantling that idea.

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St. Charles County jobless rate up slightly in August, but below nearby counties, state and nation

St. Charles County’s estimated unemployment rate went up slightly in August joining a general uptick that occurred in neighboring counties, Missouri and the nation. The county’s rate was 4.1 percent in August, up from 3.9 percent in July, and 3.6 percent last August. In all, 212,045 of the county’s estimated workforce of 221,060 was employed in August with an estimated ...

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