As he continues commemorating Labor Day in his state, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says he supports President Obama's approach when it comes to U.S. involvement in Syria.
The President announced over the weekend that he will seek congressional approval for military strikes against the Assad regime. Congress returns to Washington on September 9. Governor Quinn said Sunday that he trusts the President.
Quinn's Democratic challenger Bill Daly also says he agrees with Obama's decision to take the matter to Congress. Daly says Obama has been criticized for not taking action and now it's time for him to act.
The annual Ride of the Century that draws motorcyclists from across the county is in its last day.
And bikers' activities kept authorities busy. Heading into Sunday, two riders had died, police have made 15 arrests, and 25 motorcycles have been confiscated. Police handled the ride differently this year. Officers were stationed along roads and highways frequented in years past. Police would stop every biker and and ask for license and registration. The 25 confiscated bikes were taken for riders performing stunts or not have current registration.
The most common problems reported by residents were motorcycles going on sidewalks and bikers running red lights.
Two riders died over the weekend; one in south St. Louis and the other in St. Charles County.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Credit unions in Missouri are increasingly offering attention-grabbing promotions like free gas or new mobile apps to lure customers in a crowded banking environment.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that First Missouri Credit Union employees gave out $4,000 in free gas this past week at a south St. Louis County Petro Mart. Cars lined up for hours in advance.
It was part of a larger effort by nearly 40 credit unions and community banks in Missouri and other states to persuade people to switch from larger national banks.
Credit unions are nonprofit cooperatives that are owned by their members. Most have opened up their memberships and are no longer restricted to a single industry