Lots of talent and excitement return for Althoff Crusaders

In 2015, the Althoff Crusaders turned in one of the most exciting seasons in recent metro-east football history. They blazed through 13 straight wins before their high-flying offense was finally stopped in a 51-7 loss to Chicago Phillips in the Class 4A state championship game.

MidAmerica needs early snow job removal

St. Clair County leaders decided to delay $835,000 in improvements to the MidAmerica Airport terminal. They said the bids were too high, but when has small change mattered at the flying money pit? More likely they wanted to give challengers less ammunition before the Nov. 8 election.

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Gateway Grizzlies outfielder shatters windshield with grand slam

Brandon Thomas, Gateway Grizzlies outfielder and former New York Yankees draft pick, put his team is on top of Frontier League foe Joliet Slammers. But the blast landed on his own Toyota Tundra and shattered the windshield. The hit has made him a household name, thanks to ESPN SportsCenter and other news outlets.
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Gateway Grizzlies outfielder shatters windshield with grand slam 0:41

Gateway Grizzlies outfielder shatters windshield with grand slam

BND photographer hit by Knockerball at Jaycees Park event Saturday 0:14

BND photographer hit by Knockerball at Jaycees Park event Saturday

Nature's wonders: when lava meets ocean 1:07

Nature's wonders: when lava meets ocean

Making perfect pour-over coffee 1:10

Making perfect pour-over coffee