Township audits fail to mention $280,000 in credit card spending

Four years worth of audits of East St. Louis Township, Illinois, do not mention $280,000 in credit card spending by the Supervisor Oliver Hamilton and two others that was over budget and not approved by the township board of trustees. The auditing firm, Scheffel Boyle, said it could not comment on the audits’ findings.

Arnold Palmer dies at 87, made golf popular for masses

Arnold Palmer brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch. At ease with both presidents and the golfing public, and on a first-name basis with both, "The King" died Sunday in Pittsburgh. He was 87.

At least 26 killed in Aleppo as UN meets over Syria

At least 26 civilians were killed in fresh government airstrikes on the contested city of Aleppo, Syrian activists said Sunday, as the United Nations Security Council convened an emergency meeting on the spiraling violence in Syria but failed to take any action because of deep divisions between Russia and the Western powers.

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Mother of kidnapped Madison County girl waits to talk to daughter again

Jennifer Derleth, the mother of the Madison County teen who was kidnapped with her newborn son, waits for her daughter to call her once her plane lands in St. Louis. Katherine Derleth, 13, and her infant son, Christopher Ray Derleth were rescued in West Virginia after being kidnapped by Katherine's stepfather, Christopher M. Derleth, who was taken into custody.
George Pawlaczyk gpawlaczyk@bnd.com
Mother of kidnapped Madison County girl waits to talk to daughter again 2:17

Mother of kidnapped Madison County girl waits to talk to daughter again

Granite City North High School Steelers memorial statue unveiled 0:35

Granite City North High School Steelers memorial statue unveiled

 Charlotte police release body- and dash-cam video of Scott shooting 1:09

Charlotte police release body- and dash-cam video of Scott shooting

Edwardsville soccer senior talks Tigers win over Normal 1:21

Edwardsville soccer senior talks Tigers win over Normal