At least 30 absentee ballots in East St. Louis’ Precinct 13 in the last mayoral election are fraudulent because they were filled out by just three people, according to a handwriting analysis. Those ballots are under investigation by the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s office.
A 47-year-old O’Fallon man was killed Thursday during a work-related accident at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Madison County Coroner Stephen Nonn identified the deceased as Roger R. Kolweier.
Cahokia High School junior on Friday broke the IHSA record in the long jump with a leap of 25 feet 1/4 inched during the preliminary round of the Class 2A State Track Meet in Charleston. Ward later went on to break the Class 2A state mark in the triple jump with a lead of 50 feet 6 1/2 inches.
Mail carrier Don Fix called police to help a Swansea couple after he noticed mail wasn’t being picked up at their home. Fix has been credited with helping rescue the couple – they had fallen and couldn’t get help – and for his efforts has received a letter of commendation from Postmaster General Megan Brennan.
The Class 4A Edwardsville Baseball Regional championship game between Edwardsville and Alton was postponed Saturday and has been moved to 4:30 p.m. Monday. The game will be played at Tom Pile Field at the Edwardsville Sports Complex.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Why not spend Saturday watching a sailboat race? Or if you have little ones, they can see big, cool trucks upclose and personal in Shiloh. The Shriner’s Circus in Belleville is also a must do this weekend.