Coffee, yogurt shop leaves downtown Belleville after five years

Junction Coffee & Frozen Yogurt, one of Belleville’s only downtown coffee shops, closed Sunday after five years of business. Reaction on Facebook was swift, severe and sad. In February, the Belleville, Illinois, City Council approved plans by developers to change the space, along with the former location of a Quizno’s sandwich shop, into Double Barrel Lodge, a casual-dining restaurant.

Bob Goalby ‘would have liked to have been’ Arnold Palmer

Belleville, Illinois native and 1968 Masters champion Bob Goalby recalls his friendship with Arnold Palmer, following news of the professional golf icon’s death on Sunday. Goalby last saw Palmer at Augusta National Golf Club last April and penned him a letter to pay his respects.

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Cahokia School Superintendent Art Ryan

Art Ryan, superintendent of Cahokia School District 187, breaks down spending requirements of the Title I federal funds. Depending on the amount of Title I funding a school district receives, Ryan said, the district may have to pay up to 20 percent of the funding for staff development, which can include teacher meetings or presentations by speakers.
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Cahokia School Superintendent Art Ryan 1:29

Cahokia School Superintendent Art Ryan

Ben's in Belleville celebrating 40 years 2:42

Ben's in Belleville celebrating 40 years

Mother of kidnapped Madison County girl waits to talk to daughter again 2:17

Mother of kidnapped Madison County girl waits to talk to daughter again

Granite City North High School Steelers memorial statue unveiled 0:35

Granite City North High School Steelers memorial statue unveiled