Man pleads guilty to stealing $3.6K from Belleville Township

Timothy A. Benson, 27, of Belleville has pleaded guilty to illegally collecting $3,625 in benefits from the Belleville Township and was ordered to pay restitution to cover the welfare he received. He also must pay $1,287 in court costs and probation fees, complete 30 hours of community service, serve two years of probation.

Rascals hand Grizzlies a loss

The Gateway Grizzlies fell 3-2 on Wednesday night at GCS Ballpark as the River City Rascals received a go-ahead homer from Braxton Martinez to break a 2-2 tie in the eighth inning.

Hoping pills prevent violence by veterans

Madison County and the local Veterans Assistance Commission have been locked in a legal battle since the vets’ administrator had a violent PTSD episode. The county is losing in court with more legal action to come, so maybe it is time to talk terms.

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East St. Louis High School football practice 0:37

East St. Louis High School football practice

When Black Girls Write II 1:34

When Black Girls Write II

Cat, art work rescued by firefighters near McKendree U 1:14

Cat, art work rescued by firefighters near McKendree U

Veterans, friends honor soldier at visitation 0:33

Veterans, friends honor soldier at visitation