In political trouble in Kansas, Brownback heads for friendly national stage

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback received a warm welcome from Republican activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. But back home in Kansas, Brownback leaves a legislature in turmoil after a revolt within his own Republican Party forced him to veto a bill that repealing most of his signature tax cuts.

100 Illinois deaths from U-47700? Nope. But it is still a danger

A synthetic opioid ordered online from China is a threat, but not as big a threat as recently reported. Still, watch the kids’ online activity and have the talk about U-47700 to keep the drug overdose problem from continuing to grow in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.

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Archaeologist to discuss East St. Louis excavation

Archaeologist Tamira Brennan is giving a presentation at the Cahokia Mounds State Historic site on Feb. 26 at 2p.m. to discuss the East St. Louis excavation where the approach to the Stan Musial bridge is.
Derik Holtmann dholtmann@bnd.com
Archaeologist to discuss East St. Louis excavation 0:55

Archaeologist to discuss East St. Louis excavation

Unch's Bar and Grill in Cahokia 1:19

Unch's Bar and Grill in Cahokia

Belleville officials discuss crime in the city 3:18

Belleville officials discuss crime in the city

Cancer deaths are on the decline 4:23

Cancer deaths are on the decline