St. Louis, MO – Union grocery workers at area Schuck's, Dierberg's and Shop & Save stores are now on strike.
More than 4,000 members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union voted to strike this morning. That number equaled about 72% of all ballots cast, which was more than was needed for a job action.
Cheers went up at the America's Center as UFCW local 655 president Bob Kelley announced the results.
St. Louis, MO – The lawsuit is to be filed Wednesday (Oct. 8) in state court in St. Louis.
It seeks an injunction blocking the law from taking effect Saturday, and a permanent declaration striking it down.
The plaintiffs claim part of the Constitution dating to 1875 prohibits the wearing of concealed firearms. They also say the new law unconstitutionally imposes a requirement on counties, without providing funding to cover the increased costs.
St. Louis, MO – Union grocery workers at area Schuck's, Dierberg's and Shop-N-Save stores are now on strike. More than 4,000 members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union voted to strike this morning. That number equaled about 72% of all ballots cast, which was more than was needed for a job action.
Cheers went up at the America's Center as UFCW local 655 president Bob Kelley announced the results. Speaking to reporters later, Kelley asked St. Louisans to stay away from the three chains the strike affects.
Stockholm, Sweden – Of the six Nobel Prize winners that have so far been named in Sweden this past week, three live in Illinois and a fourth has a tie to the state.
On Tuesday morning, another University of Illinois professor won the Nobel Prize. Anthony Leggett will share the Physics Award with Russian Vitaly Ginzburg and Alexi Abrikosov, who works at Argonne National Lab near Chicago. Monday, University of Illinois professor Paul Lauterbur was named co-winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine.
Sauget, Ill. – The mayor of Sauget, Ill. in the Metro-East has resigned. Paul Sauget stepped down amid questions concerning personal expenses charged to his village credit cards.
Village Attorney Daniel Hayes says an accounting firm was hired to look into personal purchases. The mayor's resignation comes just days after the village clerk, Betty Long Wilson, resigned amid an investigation into purchases made on her village credit card.
St. Louis – Missouri Governor Bob Holden said concealed weapons will not be permitted in state office buildings.
In St. Louis Monday the governor announced new administrative rules that go beyond the soon-to-be-enacted concealed carry law.
"Our current law bans weapons in state buildings," Holden said. "However the members of the Missouri General Assembly failed to provide this necessary public protection in the conceal carry law they authorized."
Holden said law enforcement officials are exempt from the rule.
St. Louis, MO – Cardinal-designate Justin Rigali said good bye to St. Louis at a farewell mass Sunday. Speaking to a near-full Cathedral Basilica, the outgoing Archbishop reflected on his time and also on his new assignment as the Archbishop of Philadelphia.