St. Charles County voters could face two anti-smoking ballot measures
St. Charles County voters could face not one but two ballot measures in November that would restrict smoking.
Jobless rate drops below 8 percent in St. Louis
The jobless rate in metropolitan St. Louis is going down, and has dipped below 8 percent for the first time in more than three years.
Nineteen residents of the Metro East and southern Illinois have been charged with stealing money from the state and federal unemployment insurance programs.
The 12 men and 7 women are accused of stealing a total of $368,000 in benefits. Two of those charged were incarcerated while receiving benefits, and 17 others were employed.
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