Pentagon makes change in its disastrous Syrian training program

The Obama administration is ending a problem-plagued program to train and equip Syrians to combat the Islamic State, saying it will use the hundreds of millions of dollars from Congress to help Kurdish fighters and other groups that have had some success reclaiming territory from the militants.

Save the taxpayers from fiscal demolition

The former Hotel Belleville, known more recently as the Meredith Home, may have a developer in talks with the city. Details are sketchy, but Mayor Mark Eckert said there may be news sometime this month.

This week's circulars

Three vehicles and a Metro bus were involved in a chain reaction crash that occurred on West Boulevard at Old Collinsville Road in Belleville Thursday evening.