Belleville school district is getting a new superintendent

Belle Valley School District 119 Superintendent Lou Obernuefemann will retire from the Belleville, IL school district in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO at the end of the 2016-2017 school year and be replaced by Bartelso Elementary School District 57 Superintendent R.Dane Gale from Bartelso, IL in Clinton County, IL.

Belleville West graduate hopes to turn heads at NFL Combine

Former University of Wyoming WY Cowboys football running back and Belleville IL West High School Maroons graduate Brian Hill has been invited to the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis IN where he will perform skills and physical testing at Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the National Football League’s Indianapolis Colts, ahead of the NFL draft.

Highest pay in nation not good enough for Illinois workers

Members of Illinois’ largest state employee union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, authorized a strike. It would be interesting to see what happens if the highest-paid state workers in the nation do strike over another $3 billion in pay. The fear is that they drive up taxes even more and accelerate the jobs moving out of Illinois.

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Community reception held to commemorate 100 years since East St. Louis race riots

The East St. Louis IL 1917 Centennial Commission and Cultural Initiative is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the East St. Louis IL race riots in Southern Illinois, near St. Louis, MO.
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Community reception held to commemorate 100 years since East St. Louis race riots 1:52

Community reception held to commemorate 100 years since East St. Louis race riots

Car crashes into house in Millstadt 0:27

Car crashes into house in Millstadt

Good Samaritans in East St. Louis help doctor who got a flat tire on his way to perform heart surgery 3:13

Good Samaritans in East St. Louis help doctor who got a flat tire on his way to perform heart surgery

Wesclin celebrates basketball regional title 0:50

Wesclin celebrates basketball regional title