A Hiring Our Heroes job fair is scheduled for next week in downtown St. Louis.
At least 85 employers are expected to attend the fair. They will be looking to hire veterans and military spouses of all ranks, levels, and experience. The fair take place Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at America's Center Convention Complex. Job seekers should register in advance for free at hoh.greatjob.net, but walk-ins are allowed. Veterans must show proof of service.
Since its creation in March 2011, Hiring Our Heroes has hosted more than 570 job fairs which hired more than 20,200 veterans and military spouses.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois' 177 lawmakers won't be getting paid as scheduled Thursday unless a court intervenes.
The pay stoppage is Gov. Pat Quinn's punishment for inaction on pension reform. Legislative leaders are suing Quinn over the move. They're asking a Cook County judge to issue an emergency injunction.
Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says her office can't issue the checks because the salaries were in a budget bill. The governor did not eliminate his own salary, but asked for the comptroller to withhold his check. Topinka's office says he can restart his pay any time.
Members of the bipartisan pension committee say they are several weeks away from presenting a plan. Committee members say they are waiting on savings estimates as they prepare a proposal touted by several of the state's university presidents.
It appears the St. Louis Community College system will be seeking a new Chancellor.
The St. Louis Post Dispatch is reporting that the board of trustees has voted in closed session not to renew Myrtle Dorsey's contract. Her tenure runs out in June of 2014.
Dorsey has come under criticism for the handling of an attack on a female student in a restroom on the Meramec campus and the followup handling of the suspect. The fallout forced George Wasson, then president of the Meramec campus, to resign.