Traffic rerouted, a cat saved at house fire in Caseyville

A Monday morning fire closed Illinois 157 in Caseyville, with drivers rerouted through town around the blaze. The Caseyville Fire Department was fighting the fire at 520 S. Main Street in the village, in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.

Mater Dei’s season comes up just short of reaching Redbird Arena

The Breese Mater Dei Catholic High School Knights lost to the Camp Point Central High School Panthers 43-36 in an IHSA girls basketball Class 2A super-sectional played on the campus of Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL as part of the Illinois High School Association state tournament that continues at Redbird Arena on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal, IL near Bloomington, IL.

Land of strippers, drugs needs knight or fairy godmother

Washington Park, IL, a village in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO., is impoverished and drastically losing population. If it is ever to be more than a haven for strippers and drug dealers, drastic action and concerted efforts are needed. Otherwise, the last one out should turn off the neon.

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Mater Dei girls fall in 2A super sectional

Breese Mater Dei Catholic High School Knights girls basketball coach Dave Kohnen breaks down his team's IHSA girls basketball super sectional loss to the Camp Point Central High School Panthers at the Jacksonville (Illinois College) Class 2A girls basketball super sectional in Jacksonville, IL.
Todd Eschman teschman@bnd.com
Mater Dei girls fall in 2A super sectional 1:30

Mater Dei girls fall in 2A super sectional

Missouri-grown hops provide a different taste for breweries 2:50

Missouri-grown hops provide a different taste for breweries

A closer look at the T. rex after dinosaur fossil discovery 1:41

A closer look at the T. rex after dinosaur fossil discovery

Championship step team performs at SWIC 1:34

Championship step team performs at SWIC