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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The City of St. Louis is no longer requiring job applicants to disclose felony convictions.   Mayor Francis Slay says the city will eliminate the check box on applications that asks if a person has ever had a felony conviction.

He says the city will still screen candidates for felonies on a case-by-case basis.

Slay says the change is aimed at giving those with a criminal record a fair chance at getting a job.