Even though Santa won’t be coming to town for a couple of months, volunteers are hard at work sprucing up his Belleville home. It’s getting a new roof, doors, siding and a fresh coat of paint, thanks to $5,000 raised for the project.
Nineteen-year-old David E. Fields of Shiloh has been sentenced to six years in prison as a result of a plea deal with prosecutors. Fields, a former Belleville East High School student, pleaded guilty to aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, and prosecutors dismissed the more serious charge of criminal sexual assault.
As loudly as they screamed “Ta-von,” “Ta-von,” it was tough for the youth football players from the O’Fallon Little Panthers to get the attention of St. Louis Rams receiver Tavon Austin on Wednesday evening at Scott Air Force Base.