School news: O'Fallon, IL District 90 school board members issue statement disagreeing with fellow board member asked to resign after being called a racist and bigot in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL, and St. Louis, MO.
Sports news: After his death, a former Triad High School Knights and Truman State University Bulldogs baseball player's family set up the Andrew Range Foundation to offer scholarships in Troy, IL in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.
Restaurant news: The new Cobblestone Eatery and Drinkery restaurant near me has replaced 1814 Eatery & Drinkery in Lebanon, IL, in Southern Illinois, near St. Louis, MO. The lunch food menu includes burgers and other sandwiches.
News opinion: Sports gaming, gmabling can save Fairmount Park horse track in Collinsville, IL, in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL, and St. Louis, MO, but won't help Illinois lawmakers balance state budget in Springfield, IL.