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New riverfront park to open in East St. Louis

Friday, June 5, 2009 | 2:26 p.m. CDT; updated 10:04 p.m. CDT, Monday, September 27, 2010

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — The panoramic view of the shimmering Gateway Arch and St. Louis skyline is stirring. But for this struggling city, the debut of a new riverfront park offers a vision of far bigger things.

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