School news: Illinois legislators propose splitting and separating SIU campuses in Edwardsville, IL, near Belleville IL, and St. Louis, MO, and SIU Carbondale IL in Southern Illinois as a way to give each college its own board.
Sports news: District 201 will dedicate the softball field at Belleville East High School in honor of coach Rita Menke before the Lancers' game against the Belleville West Maroons. Belleville, IL is in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.
Too few black teachers are in schools in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO. Black students need role models, but white students also need to see diversity so they learn to function better as adults and in the workplace. News opinion.
Highland IL City Manager Mark Latham and describes the President of Weinheimer Senior Citizens Club Elmer Emig describer why they are working towards a new senior citizens center. Another local senior citizen also gives his opinion.