Local ninja’s metro-east business booms

Tim Minnick, a former sergeant with the Bethalto Police Department and a longtime martial arts trainer, opened Shinobi Fitness in Cottage Hills in late 2015. Now, not even a year into the venture, Minnick says he’s growing out of his space and may soon expand.

Those cigarettes were bad for me?

This second refusal by the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the $10.1 billion light cigarette lawsuit out of Madison County is the final nail in the coffin. While the historic award failed to stand, it did damage Madison County’s reputation and encouraged a nation of shysters to try their hand at jackpot justice.

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Road repairs blocking Frank Scott Parkway

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Get a sneak peek at Belleville's new police station

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The Gardens of SIUE

Edwardsville may take over 35 acre facility due to State of Illinois budget issues and pending cuts by university
Tim Vizer tvizer@bnd.com
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The Gardens of SIUE

Belleville parents pushed education 1:29

Belleville parents pushed education

Vintage fire truck donated to Belleville Historical Society 2:52

Vintage fire truck donated to Belleville Historical Society

Did you know there’s a ninja working in the metro-east? 2:36

Did you know there’s a ninja working in the metro-east?