There’s a new twist in the Belleville Police Department’s flag flap: Chief Bill Clay on Monday presented aldermen a new design for a shoulder patch that incorporates both the American flag and the city flag.
Gov. Bruce Rauner offered little insight Monday into whether Illinois, which the federal government says ranks near the bottom in emissions-reduction goals, will join other states and challenge new stringent rules for power plants.
Another top official at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville has resigned. Shelly Harkins, the chief medical officer, has resigned her position after being selected as the first chief medical officer of the Beacon Health System in South Bend, Ind.
Investigators say that an overnight fire that burned two vacant homes in Cahokia is suspicious. The blaze started at about 3 a.m. Monday in one house on East Adams Street in Cahokia, then spread to another home next door.
Col. Kyle J. Kremer of Scott Air Force Base looks back at his role as self-described “mayor” as he prepares for a new job. During his tenure, there have been challenges to overcome, but Kremer said he’s appreciated the consistent high level of community support for Scott.
Although there are hundreds of millions of mobile phones in the United States, it takes only two kilowatts of electricity to charge one for a year — the same as baking a pie in a 350-degree oven for an hour.