Judge to landlord ... fix roach-filled apartments or provide new homes

Jeff Thomas, the landlord of the roach-infested apartment building on West Boulevard in Belleville, has been ordered to address the conditions in his building or provide temporary housing to tenants. The Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation has filed cases on behalf of four tenants. The building has been condemned by the St. Clair County Building and Zoning Department.

Prosecutors’ police target drugs, but get cash

Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons created his own police force to take drugs off local interstates, but the idea borrowed from La Salle County is under fire. Gibbons would be better served working with the police agencies that exist instead of creating his own.

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Cahokia's Grant Is BND Player of the Week

Cahokia three-year starting quarterback Wayne Grant passed for 270 yards and four touchdowns in a win over Highland in Week 1. The senior capped a 70-yard drive with the winning touchdown pass to Kenyon Sanders with 14 seconds left.
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Cahokia's Grant Is BND Player of the Week 2:03

Cahokia's Grant Is BND Player of the Week

Collinsville goalie makes key saves against Belleville West 1:22

Collinsville goalie makes key saves against Belleville West

WWII veteran receives medals 4:00

WWII veteran receives medals

Here's a shaggy dragon story, thanks to Okinawan performers 1:27

Here's a shaggy dragon story, thanks to Okinawan performers