Authorities have evacuated the Highland Walmart at 12495 Illinois 143 to investigate a bomb threat. Highland Police Chief Terry Bell said two males in their late teens or early twenties were in custody.
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, was at Scott Air Force Base Monday to voice his support for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency coming to St. Clair County. “Land is easily available. We have access to Interstate 64 so we think it’s a strong bid,” Durbin said during a press conference at Scott Field Heritage Air Park.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe has taken a vice president job at a Wisconsin technical college only six weeks after signing a contract extension through 2017. However, Furst-Bowe said that the contract included a clause allowing either party to terminate the contract before its expiration.
Detectives with the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis said Monday they were continuing their investigation into the fatal shooting of a Shiloh man. Kenneth J. Easley, 26, was shot to death about 11:30 p.m. Saturday outside his apartment building at 22 Yorkshire Lane.