Girl, 14, dies after fall from Belleville water tank

A young girl has died after falling from a water tank off Hecker Street near Belleville IL Recycling in Southern Illinois, near St. Louis, MO, according to police and the St. Clair County IL Coroner’s Office. The girl attended West Junior High School.

Remove these splinters before major amputations are needed on Illinois budget

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget message told lawmakers he was not interested in collecting state income tax on pension income. The feds tax pensions. Illinois is the exception for not taxing them, and with protections for low income seniors they represent a $2 billion revenue loophole that few retirees would miss.

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Alorton boxer wins St. Louis Golden Gloves title

Larry Wade, 27, of Alorton, IL, took up boxing in 2011 after the death of his mother. After three exhibition fights, he won his first bout and the St. Louis, MO Golden Gloves novice division super heavyweight title.
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Alorton boxer wins St. Louis Golden Gloves title 2:03

Alorton boxer wins St. Louis Golden Gloves title

Local couple owns Peace by Piece Co. women's clothing and jewelry store 1:29

Local couple owns Peace by Piece Co. women's clothing and jewelry store

O'Fallon Drury Inn & Suites completes renovation 0:39

O'Fallon Drury Inn & Suites completes renovation

Madison Fire Department builds solar panel array with grant money 2:02

Madison Fire Department builds solar panel array with grant money