Local news: Bicentennial Park in Belleville, IL to get $900,000 in improvements, including a new playground and $200,000 to dredge a lake in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO. The city plans to stock the lake with fish near me.
Sports news: A Mascoutah High School Indians tennis player from Mascoutah, IL, in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL, and St. Louis, MO, competed at the IHSA boys state tennis tournament in suburban Chicago, IL.
Illinois lawmakers are considering a study on the governance of the Southern Illinois University system. It also is looking at splitting the campuses in Edwardsville and Carbondale. Fixing what you have is much cheaper for taxpayers than a split. News opinion