Crime News: Columbia, IL, woman organizes golf tournament fundraiser to benefit domestic violence victims after murder suicide in Lebanon, IL, in Southern Illinois, near Belleville, IL and St. Louis, MO.
Sports news: The New Athens High School Yellow Jackets girls softball team from New Athens, IL, in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL, and St. Louis, MO, beat the Marissa Jr. & Sr. High School Meteors in an IHSA sectional title game.
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