Granite City loses a coaching legend

Longtime Granite City High School wrestling coach and one of the top wrestling coaches in state history, William “Red” Schmitt died on Saturday. Schmitt was 94.

Europe hits Apple with a $15 billion-plus tax bill

The European Union ordered Apple on Tuesday to pay nearly $15 billion in back taxes to Ireland, plus billions more in interest, in a move that dramatically escalates the fight over whether America's biggest corporations are paying their fair share around the world.

County leaders must punch time clock

County leaders now need to submit time sheets proving they work 1,000 hours a year to participate in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund. The law just signed by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner tightens public pension rules that local elected leaders have abused for decades.

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

The St. Louis Okinawa Kenjinkai, which preserves Okinawan culture, sent its Eisa group, Luck, to perform Tuesday at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville. The group uses taiko drums in dance performances as well as dragon dancers. The dragon apparently learned some moves from Fredbird. See them perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Main Varsity Gym, 2500 Carlyle Ave. in Belleville.
Steve Nagy snagy@bnd.com
Here's a shaggy dragon story, thanks to Okinawan performers 1:27

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

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