Man pleads guilty to stealing $3.6K from Belleville Township

Timothy A. Benson, 27, of Belleville has pleaded guilty to illegally collecting $3,625 in benefits from the Belleville Township and was ordered to pay restitution to cover the welfare he received. He also must pay $1,287 in court costs and probation fees, complete 30 hours of community service, serve two years of probation.

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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Cat, art work rescued by firefighters near McKendree U

Matthew Berberich, fire chief of the Lebanon-Emerald Mound fire department, talks about an old house burning at the corner of West St. Louis and Chamberlain streets. The historic neighborhood is near McKendree University.
Derik Holtmann dholtmann@bnd.com
Cat, art work rescued by firefighters near McKendree U 1:14

Cat, art work rescued by firefighters near McKendree U

Veterans, friends honor soldier at visitation 0:33

Veterans, friends honor soldier at visitation

East St. Louis High School football practice 0:37

East St. Louis High School football practice

Stone sculptor Paul Bayer is one of 100 artists at Midwest Salute to the Arts 2:05

Stone sculptor Paul Bayer is one of 100 artists at Midwest Salute to the Arts