Girl, 14, dies after fall from Belleville water tank

A young girl has died after falling from a water tank off Hecker Street near Belleville IL Recycling in Southern Illinois, near St. Louis, MO, according to police and the St. Clair County IL Coroner’s Office. The girl attended West Junior High School.

Runnin’ on empty, beltway highway project crashes on junk heap

Opponents to turning Illinois 158 into an outer beltway that links Columbia, IL to Troy, IL in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO, have won and the proposal is dead. They gained a reprieve from the highway, but development will still come to our rural areas. The problem will be that the transportation infrastructure will not.

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Family escapes from house fire in Cahokia

At least three children and two adults escaped a house fire in Cahokia, IL shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday evening. Firefighters had the fire under control by 6:30 p.m. Firefighters checked the house several times for any other residents but found none, Cahokia Fire Chief Chris Davis said.
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Family escapes from house fire in Cahokia 0:45

Family escapes from house fire in Cahokia

Alorton boxer wins St. Louis Golden Gloves title 2:03

Alorton boxer wins St. Louis Golden Gloves title

Local couple owns Peace by Piece Co. women's clothing and jewelry store 1:29

Local couple owns Peace by Piece Co. women's clothing and jewelry store

O'Fallon Drury Inn & Suites completes renovation 0:39

O'Fallon Drury Inn & Suites completes renovation