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.

Soccer unbeatens Edwardsville and Normal hook up

Edwardsville and Normal, both previously unbeaten, faced off on the pitch on a sizzling Saturday afternoon. The host Tigers, ranked No. 1 in the Belleville News-Democrat pool, received goals from three different players and improved to 11-0-3 with a 3-0 victory over the Ironmen.

How to make Illinois’ 200th birthday a happy one

Guess who’s having a birthday? It’s us, Illinois, and we’re turning 200 in 2018. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner just formed a committee to plan the celebration, but here are a few ideas to get the party started.

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Edwardsville soccer senior talks Tigers win over Normal

Edwardsville soccer star Mohammad Hamad talks about the Tigers after they remained undefeated Saturday with a 3-0 triumph over the previously unbeaten Normal Ironmen.
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Edwardsville soccer senior talks Tigers win over Normal 1:21

Edwardsville soccer senior talks Tigers win over Normal

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

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

Central senior Ben Rakers talks Milk Bowl win over Mater Dei 1:00

Central senior Ben Rakers talks Milk Bowl win over Mater Dei

Central senior Collin Thomas talks Milk Bowl win over Mater Dei 1:18

Central senior Collin Thomas talks Milk Bowl win over Mater Dei