Something more than wins made Chris Carpenter a thrill to watch

On Saturday, Carpenter was inducted along with Joe Torre, Terry Moore and Sam Breadon into the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame. His 2005 Cy Young Award and franchise-best .683 winning percentage certainly had a hand in his selection. But its his appeal as a bulldog competitor that made him so compelling, especially during that 2011 post season.

Opening up East St. Louis’ front door

Illinois, St. Clair County, East St. Louis and local businesses are cooperating to finance and rebuild streets along the Mississippi River. The cooperation breaks down parochialism and creates an attractive front door that could help draw business to help relieve the community’s poverty.

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And the Midwest Salute to the Arts Best of Show winner is ...

A 59-year-old Louisville-based artist won Best of Show.
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And the Midwest Salute to the Arts Best of Show winner is ... 1:25

And the Midwest Salute to the Arts Best of Show winner is ...

Local bead business is a family affair 0:54

Local bead business is a family affair

Three cats rescued from fire at Belleville residence 1:29

Three cats rescued from fire at Belleville residence

Tour the metro-east's second medical marijuana dispensary 2:39

Tour the metro-east's second medical marijuana dispensary