Venice, Ill. – A regional superintendent in the Metro-East has named seven new members to the Venice School Board. A state oversight panel dissolved the previous board last week; the first time that's ever happened.
The small school district of just 180 students has long had financial problems. New Board President Janet Wiley says she wants to restore confidence.
St. Louis, MO – The National Rifle Association is hoping to convince a St. Louis judge to allow the new concealed weapons law to take effect.
The group filed a brief in the case Monday. On Thursday, Judge Steven Ohmer will decide whether to make permanent an injunction that's keeping the law off the books.
Ohmer issued a temporary restraining order earlier this month. A lawsuit claims the state's Constitution prohibits concealed weapons. The NRA disagrees, saying the document leaves it to the Legislature to decide.
St. Louis, MO – It could be another week before some grocery workers find out if they can get unemployment pay.
The grocery strike is entering its third week in the St. Louis area. Striking workers generally can't get unemployment, but workers who were locked-out might qualify. The local grocers' union originally struck Shop & Save stores; workers at Schnuck's and Dierberg's were then locked out.