Spirit of giving away your taxes lives on after Belleville Township dies

After Belleville city leaders decided they needed more property taxes for pensions, they also had a chat about the charity functions they absorbed from Belleville Township. That chat sure sounded like it was setting the stage for the inevitable government creep that comes from spending other people’s money.

This week's circulars

More Videos

YMCA program helps local man overcome effects of chemo 1:50

YMCA program helps local man overcome effects of chemo

Are you taking advantage of the Gateway Region YMCA benefits? 1:17

Are you taking advantage of the Gateway Region YMCA benefits?

Watch the 375th Air Mobility Wing change of command ceremony 1:12

Watch the 375th Air Mobility Wing change of command ceremony

Local mother of five talks about losing everything in house fire 2:08

Local mother of five talks about losing everything in house fire

Heavy winds kept Collinsville fire burning 0:43

Heavy winds kept Collinsville fire burning

Bike shelter goes up at Belleville East YMCA 1:09

Bike shelter goes up at Belleville East YMCA

Downtown Belleville YMCA board chairman resigns in protest 3:27

Downtown Belleville YMCA board chairman resigns in protest

Camper, house catch fire in Collinsville 0:17

Camper, house catch fire in Collinsville

Two teens struck by car in Mascoutah 0:21

Two teens struck by car in Mascoutah

126th Air Refueling Wing honored 1:27

126th Air Refueling Wing honored

  • Baby suffocates sharing grimy mattress with family

    Baby Matthew Elkins didn't survive even two months in a house so filled with trash that most of his eight siblings and parents slept on the same grimy mattress. He suffocated on that mattress Jan. 31.

In Depth

More Videos

YMCA program helps local man overcome effects of chemo 1:50

YMCA program helps local man overcome effects of chemo

Watch the 375th Air Mobility Wing change of command ceremony 1:12

Watch the 375th Air Mobility Wing change of command ceremony

Local mother of five talks about losing everything in house fire 2:08

Local mother of five talks about losing everything in house fire

Heavy winds kept Collinsville fire burning 0:43

Heavy winds kept Collinsville fire burning

Bike shelter goes up at Belleville East YMCA 1:09

Bike shelter goes up at Belleville East YMCA

Downtown Belleville YMCA board chairman resigns in protest 3:27

Downtown Belleville YMCA board chairman resigns in protest

Camper, house catch fire in Collinsville 0:17

Camper, house catch fire in Collinsville

Two teens struck by car in Mascoutah 0:21

Two teens struck by car in Mascoutah

126th Air Refueling Wing honored 1:27

126th Air Refueling Wing honored

Staunton community dealing with tragedy after sisters are killed 2:40

Staunton community dealing with tragedy after sisters are killed

Are you taking advantage of the Gateway Region YMCA benefits?

Justin Ponder works out in the East Belleville YMCA fitness center, but he also visits some of the other 24 locations of Gateway Region YMCA while traveling for his job as a U.S. Navy Special Operations scout.
Derik Holtmann dholtmann@bnd.com
Are you taking advantage of the Gateway Region YMCA benefits? 1:17

Are you taking advantage of the Gateway Region YMCA benefits?

Edwardsville student creates winning app 3:05

Edwardsville student creates winning app

YMCA program helps local man overcome effects of chemo 1:50

YMCA program helps local man overcome effects of chemo

Heavy winds kept Collinsville fire burning 0:43

Heavy winds kept Collinsville fire burning