For once, the ham-handed, low-rated Rams are making us happy

The Los Angeles Rams have provided NFL fans in St. Louis, Missouri with a stream of unbelievable and oh-so-satisfying news. As they absorbed a beating by the New England Patriots in Foxboro, Massachusetts, the Rams extended the contracts of head coach Jeff Fisher and vice president of football operations Kevin Demoff.

Oliver the Snow-job Man says let’s run, have some fun, before I’m put away

East St. Louis Township Supervisor Oliver W. Hamilton was handed a sweat deal by federal prosecutors for his theft of township funds. His $230,000 in unauthorized township credit card spending will be punished by a year and a day in custody, making each day worth $628. Here’s hoping the federal judge gives closer to the 20 years he said he could, as a deterrent to the next predatory public figure.

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St. Clair County Board swearing in

Twenty members of the St. Clair County Board, Chairman Mark Kern, Circuit Clerk Kahalah Clay, and Auditor Patty Sprague were sworn in Monday to their new terms.
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St. Clair County Board swearing in 2:35

St. Clair County Board swearing in

Customers react: St. Louis Bread Co. closing in downtown Belleville 1:07

Customers react: St. Louis Bread Co. closing in downtown Belleville

Restaurant celebrates its 10th year in Belleville 1:42

Restaurant celebrates its 10th year in Belleville

St. Nicholas visits Weihnachtsfest in Millstadt 1:37

St. Nicholas visits Weihnachtsfest in Millstadt