Football’s first week produced wild entertainment, jaw-dropping outcomes

The Nashville Hornets’ fourth-quarter comeback from a 20-point deficit to beat Carlyle on Friday was only one of several wild and crazy finishes to Week 1 football games in the metro-east. East St. Louis posted a dominant win against Providence Catholic in Chicago and former NFL punter Craig Hentrich will have his high school jersey retired Saturday night by the Marquette Explorers.

County leaders must punch time clock

County leaders now need to submit time sheets proving they work 1,000 hours a year to participate in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund. The law just signed by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner tightens public pension rules that local elected leaders have abused for decades.

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Student of the week Andrew Durrer

Gibault Catholic High School senior Andrew Durrer built a pergola at the school for his Eagle Scout project, and is active in many clubs. The pergola is in honor of Nick Wolkiewicz, whose parents donated the money for the project.
Tim Vizer tvizer@bnd.com
Student of the week Andrew Durrer 3:28

Student of the week Andrew Durrer

Cancer patients get pinpoint radiation treatments from new machine 2:50

Cancer patients get pinpoint radiation treatments from new machine

And the Midwest Salute to the Arts Best of Show winner is ... 1:25

And the Midwest Salute to the Arts Best of Show winner is ...

Local bead business is a family affair 0:54

Local bead business is a family affair