It came as a shock to a lot of people to find out that the contract for the Union license office, which has been operated by the Union Chamber of Commerce since the 1970's, was being turned over to a for-profit company based out of Jefferson City.
What happened? It's a classic case of two all-too-common phenomena in the world of government--unintended consequences and the revolving door.
The Blues finally return from the All-Star break tonight when they welcome Nashville to Scottrade Center. St. Louis won its last two games before the break and seven of its previous eight overall. With 62 points, the Blues are five behind the Predators for first place in the Central Division.