Friends of Dennis Brooks remember him as being a quiet and dignified leader during his eight seasons as the boys basketball coach at East St. Louis High School. Brooks, 64, died June 16 after battling throat cancer.
A 47-year-old man who lives on Scott Air Force Base remains in St. Clair County Jail on Monday in lieu of $500,000 bail after the county state’s attorney charged him with the two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a victim less than 13 years of age.
St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville will be getting a new leader. Current president and chief executive officer Maryann Reese announced Monday she is resigning to take a new position at a Catholic health system in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Reese’s last day will be July 30.
Arizona State University women’s basketball rising senior and former Highland High School standout Katie Hempen is currently a member of USA Women’s World University Games Team, which is competing in the World University Games in Guangju, Korea.