Belly up to a newly opened 50-foot bar in Collinsville

Sloan’s Pub House, serving food as well as 24 draft beers, is open for business at 119 W. Main St. in Collinsville. The bar is owned by Lisa and Kenny Sloan and Eric and Rachel Kent. The venue features a 50-foot bar, nine flatscreen televisions and a large garage door facing the street that opens in nice weather.

Curly needed a St. Clair County lawyer

An electrician who stood under a ladder at the Prairie State Energy Campus got a $9.4 million jury award after two workers came down the ladder and stepped on his head in 2010. When compensation for neck pain becomes a jackpot it earns our legal system its reputation as a judicial hellhole.

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Supporters rally for veterans advocate

Supporters gathered at the Madison County Courthouse to call on county officials to allow veterans advocate Bradley Lavite back on county property.
Derik Holtmann dholtmann@bnd.com
Supporters rally for veterans advocate 1:53

Supporters rally for veterans advocate

Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals lose 10-6 to New York Mets 2:24

Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals lose 10-6 to New York Mets

Columbia's Colene Hamilton has 19 kills in volleyball win over Althoff 1:33

Columbia's Colene Hamilton has 19 kills in volleyball win over Althoff

Alex Pietrangelo talks about being named captain of the St. Louis Blues 1:30

Alex Pietrangelo talks about being named captain of the St. Louis Blues