Crime news: Teen charged with multiple felonies after Belleville East High School and Belleville West High School in Belleville, IL closed because he was armed with a gun and had threatened a student in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.
Sports News: A Notre Dame bound athlete from Illini West High School in Carthage IL was shot with BBs at Eastern Illinois University campus shower while competing at the IHSA State Track and Field Meet. Athletes from Southern Illinois in St. Louis Mo are at EIU
MidAmerica St. Louis Airport is honored by Illinois state aviation agency. Prize reflects well on staff at passenger and cargo airport in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO. Long-term prospects of airport remain dim. Taxpayer liability continues to grow. News opinion
U.S. Attorney Steve Wigginton comments on the sentence given to former St. Clair County Judge Michael Cook. A federal judge sentenced Cook to two years in prison on heroin possession and weapons charges on March 28th, 2014.