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.
St. Louis, MO – A ceremony Sunday at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy marked the end of the school's $42 million renovation project. It took 2.5 years to finish; the campus in the Central West End now includes a residence hall, central power plant, and a quad area. The academic building and parking garage were also expanded.
The college, with about 900 students, is the only fully accredited private and independent school in the U.S. that's exclusively dedicated to pharmacy studies.
St. Louis – The St. Louis area's three largest grocery chains are defending their hiring of temporary replacement workers in the event of a work stoppage next week.
About 10,000 unionized employees are in a contract dispute with Schnuck's, Dierberg's and Shop & Save.
The union has filed an unfair labor practice claim against the Greater St. Louis Food Employers' Council that says stores are hiring temporary employees at the same wage as a more experienced employees.