Restaurant news: The award-winning barbecue food restaurant chain Sugarfire Smoke House BBQ has announced its opening date for the O'Fallon IL location near me, the first Southern Illinois location for the St. Louis MO-based BBQ restaurant chain.
High School Football News: East St. Louis Flyers senior Terrion Williams will be honored in May by the St. Louis Chapter of the National Football Foundation. East St. Louis is in southern Illinois near St. Louis Mo.
History news: Two Pocahontas IL sisters honor a World War II veteran in Southern Illinois, near Belleville, IL and St. Louis, MO, walked in the Bataan Memorial Death March that originally took place in the Philippines by the Japanese.
Opinion: Belleville, IL police will use volunteer officers carrying city-issued guns and riding in squad cars in St. Clair County Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO. Liability is steep with using volunteer officers if someone gets hurt.
Jim Rosborg a retired Belleville superintendent and director of the master’s of education program at McKendree University talks about the Illinois teacher shortage and the need for a diverse workforce.