Even though Santa won’t be coming to town for a couple of months, volunteers are hard at work sprucing up his Belleville home. It’s getting a new roof, doors, siding and a fresh coat of paint, thanks to $5,000 raised for the project.
As loudly as they screamed “Ta-von,” “Ta-von,” it was tough for the youth football players from the O’Fallon Little Panthers to get the attention of St. Louis Rams receiver Tavon Austin on Wednesday evening at Scott Air Force Base.
A Clinton County man who left the scene of a pedestrian fatality and tried to have his pickup crushed afterward at a salvage yard will serve six months in jail. An apologetic Jonathon Nast, of Damiansville, pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges stemming from the death of 23-year-old Lana Albert, of Edwardsville.
The developers planning the Hofbrauhaus, hotel and restaurant complex on Illinois 15 want Belleville to more than double their tax incentive package to an estimated $32.36 million because the project’s value has nearly doubled to $90 million.
As the Belleville Township board on Tuesday took the first step toward dissolving the 130-year-old township, several advocates for the homeless asked the trustees to find a way to increase aid to the homeless in Belleville.