Township audits fail to mention $280,000 in credit card spending

Four years worth of audits of East St. Louis Township, Illinois, do not mention $280,000 in credit card spending by the Supervisor Oliver Hamilton and two others that was over budget and not approved by the township board of trustees. The auditing firm, Scheffel Boyle, said it could not comment on the audits’ findings.

Arnold Palmer dies at 87, made golf popular for masses

Arnold Palmer charged across the golf course and into America's living rooms with a go-for-broke style that made a country club sport popular for the everyman. At ease with presidents and the public, he was on a first-name basis with both.

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Ben's in Belleville celebrating 40 years

John Conkright talks about the origin of Ben's and its future. The store in downtown Belleville, Illinois, is celebrating four decades of service to metro-east shoppers.
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Ben's in Belleville celebrating 40 years 2:42

Ben's in Belleville celebrating 40 years

Mother of kidnapped Madison County girl waits to talk to daughter again 2:17

Mother of kidnapped Madison County girl waits to talk to daughter again

Granite City North High School Steelers memorial statue unveiled 0:35

Granite City North High School Steelers memorial statue unveiled

 Charlotte police release body- and dash-cam video of Scott shooting 1:09

Charlotte police release body- and dash-cam video of Scott shooting