Monday, October 22, 2012
Community members and local and state dignitaries gathered Sunday for the ceremonial opening of the Max and Drew Erlich Center.
The actual work of the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry won't begin at a new home on Bauer Boulevard for a few more weeks, but on Sunday, people from across the St. Louis area and the state converged on Creve Coeur to pay tribute to the couple responsible for making it happen. The Max and Drew Erlich Center was celebrated in style, complete with proclamations and speeches from Creve Coeur Mayor Barry Glantz, St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, State Representative Jill Schupp and others, including 2nd District U.S. House candidate Ann Wagner and Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder. Check out our Facebook gallery of other photos from the event Max and Drew Erlich made a $1 million donation to Jewish Family and Children's …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Revision to city ordinance passed unopposed Monday night.
Creve Coeur on Monday night became the fifth municipality in St. Louis County to add lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered persons to the list of protected classes of people covered by city anti-discrimination ordinances. According to PROMO, a statewide advocacy group, Creve Coeur joins Olivette, Richmond Heights, University City, Clayton and the city of St. Louis. Read the ordinance in the City Council Agenda Packet In Creve Coeur, the ordinance isn't the result of documented cases brought to the attention of the bill's sponsor. "This is the kind of discrimination that may well remain hidden. It's probably a silent discrimination," said Ward 1 Councilwoman Beth Kistner. Rather, she said the ordinance is more about Creve Coeur making…
Monday, June 11, 2012
The retirement reception for former Mayor Harold Dielmann celebrated his 28 years of public service to the city.
It isn't everyday someone presents your life to you by the numbers. On June 9, former Creve Coeur Mayor Harold Dielmann had that experience -- adding it to the counted others commemorating his retirement from 28 years of public service as mayor. Though his terms were broken up from 1966-1985 and 2003-2012, Dielmann's impact in the city and in other area capacities were recognized in full fashion from city and state government officials, business owners, friends and family. Dielmann, 82 -- as he was reminded in the "Harold by the Numbers" presentation during the evening -- was the honored guest at the Skip Viragh Center for the Fine Arts at Chaminade. The reception, beginning at 5 p.m., led up to a presentation of proclamations and other …
Friday, May 25, 2012
The Associated Press reports the state of Missouri is spending $1,000 to guard the controversial talk show host's bust in the Hall of Famous Missourians.
Rush Limbaugh newly-enshrined bust in the Hall of Famous Missourians is reportedly the only one there with a security camera aimed at it. The outspoken talk show host was formally inducted into the hall during a closed door ceremony in the Missouri General Assembly near the close of the just-completed legislative session. The Associated Press reports that the House Clerk went ahead with the $1,100 expenditure because of vandalism concerns. State Representative Jill Schupp (D-Creve Coeur) told Patch via email this week that the placement of the bust in the hall, after the end of the session was indicative of a "shroud of secrecy" and that she hoped the state Office of Administration would refuse to allow it to remain on display.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Controversial talk show host inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians despite opposition over Limbaugh's recent remarks about a Georgetown graduate student.
In a ceremony kept private by GOP state lawmakers Monday afternoon, Missouri native and conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh was formally introduced as a member of Missouri's Hall of Famous Missourians. Limbaugh's candidacy for the honor has been under fire by Democrats for months, sparked by his comments made about a Georgetown University graduate student who had spoken out in support of birth control. In March, Creve Coeur area State Representative Jill Schupp spoke out against the honor, saying it would inflame half the state and "could detract from the greatness of those Missourians included in the Hall of Famous Missourians." In his remarks, which can be seen in this YouTube clip Limbaugh said he was stunned, "but not …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Some candidates withdrew, while other incumbents, including Creve Coeur State Rep. Jill Schupp, will go unopposed.
Now that the filing period to sign up for state legislative races is over, things are beginning to be a little clearer about what’s to come during the impending election cycle. Locally the main event will most likely be the 1st Congressional District race that features Reps. Russ Carnahan (D-St. Louis City) and Lacy Clay (D-St. Louis City). Barring a Missouri Supreme Court ruling that chucks the redistricted congressional map, both candidates remain on the ballot to run in the district that includes all of St. Louis City and a portion of St. Louis County. The battle between Clay and Carnahan is one notable primary set to occur during the 2012 election cycle. There is, after all, a dizzying eight-way Democratic race for lieutenant governor…
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Democrat Jill Schupp represents parts of Creve Coeur, Chesterfield, Town and Country and Unincorporated St. Louis County in Jefferson City
State Representative Jill Schupp (D-82) joined other Democrats Tuesday in urging Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley to reconsider the decision to place radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh in the Hall of Famous Missourians. Late Tuesday she released the following statement to Patch: I have heard from scores of people in the district all asking me to oppose recognizing Rush as a famous Missourian. I have responded and asked them to send their comments to the Speaker. It is a prerogative of the Speaker to make selection(s) of famous Missourian(s) and raise money to cover the cost of the sculpture(s) to be unveiled and housed in the capitol. This choice is one that I believe will inflame half of the people of the state. Particularly in light …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
A letter to Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley says "fame alone" has not been the standard of enshrinement for the Hall of Famous Missourians.
In a letter Tuesday to Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley signed by every Democrat in the General Assembly, including Creve Coeur State Rep. Jill Schupp, lawmakers called on Tilley to pull back on plans to honor broadcaster Rush Limbaugh in the Hall of Famous Missourians. Limbaugh, a conservative commentator, has been under fire for comments he made about a Georgetown University law student who was advocating for insurance coverage of contraception before a Congressional panel. Limbaugh labeled the woman a "slut". Limbaugh issued an apology over the weekend. Some advertisers, including AOL, parent company of Creve Coeur Patch, have pulled their ads from his program. The letter from lawmakers, according to FOX2 News, said "honoring …
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Democrat Jill Schupp reacts to Governor Nixon's speech earlier this week.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
The State of Missouri continues to have to cut programs in order to balance our budget. In an environment where we are considering every option and looking in every direction for job creation opportunities, it is hard to hear that the Governor's proposal includes an approximately 12% cut to higher education. After all, we know that companies move to states that have a well educated workforce. With today's businesses starting and growing in the areas of science and technology, these cuts to our post secondary educational system seem counter-intuitive. And yet, we have few other places we can cut. Due to being unable to fully fund the K-12 education foundation formula, the legislature will be looking to revamp the formula so that it meets …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
A look at bills already filed by Creve Coeur area state lawmakers.
Missouri state lawmakers will be back in Jefferson City as the 2012 legislative session opens at noon Wednesday. Much like 2011, issues tied to job creation and managing a tight state budget figure to be front and center. Lawmakers were able to prefile bills starting December 1, 2011 for consideration in 2012. Below is a look at some of those filed by Creve Coeur area state lawmakers: State Senator John Lamping State Senator Jane Cunningham State represenatives Jill Schupp and John Diehl have not prefiled bills as of Tuesday morning. In an email to constituents, Schupp said she would focus on issues of job creation, healthcare, education, seniors living on a fixed income, and the environment.