New program aims to help local homeless people get ‘off the streets’

Homeless people in the Belleville, IL area in Southern Illinois will be invited to get assistance at the planned Hospitality House in The Salvation Army in Belleville, IL. The program would give aid to homeless people such as protection from bad weather and assistance in finding a job and an apartment.

Edwardsville’s Epenesa honored at Polynesian Bowl

Edwardsville High School Tigers high school football player, senior All-American and University of Iowa Hawkeyes college football recruit A.J. Epenesa was named MVP at the inaugural Polynesian Bowl for high school football players at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, HI. Epenesa is from Glen Carbon, IL in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.

Why TIF stands for ‘Today’s Instant Funds’ and ‘This Is Flawed’

Belleville, IL, City Hall renovations are late and 11 percent over budget, which is understandable. What is harder to understand is why leaders of this city in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO, think taking $2 million from economic development funds to handle the extra costs is an appropriate use of those tax increment financing funds.

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Why you should take care of your mental health

A.J. French, founder of Gift of Voice, talks about the importance of maintaining positive mental health. She will offer free mental health classes at Eden Church in Edwardsville, IL in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.
Mary Cooley mcooley@bnd.com
Why you should take care of your mental health 1:39

Why you should take care of your mental health

Longtime Signal Hill fire chief retires 1:28

Longtime Signal Hill fire chief retires

Upgrades coming to area Wehrenberg theaters 3:00

Upgrades coming to area Wehrenberg theaters

Althoff falls short of Chick-fil-A Classic title 0:51

Althoff falls short of Chick-fil-A Classic title