We don’t need 97 volunteers to collect dead bodies

St. Clair County in southern Illinois currently has 97 deputy coroners in case of natural disaster or a terrorist attack. That’s too many. Madison County has fewer than half that number, and they do not carry weapons like their peers can near St. Louis, MO.

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Belleville mayoral debate coin toss

Before the Belleville, IL mayoral debate at Lindenwood University Belleville, Mayor Mark Eckert and City Clerk Dallas Cook had a coin toss to determine who would speak first.
Joseph Bustos jbustos@bnd.com
Belleville mayoral debate coin toss 0:20

Belleville mayoral debate coin toss

West girls soccer coach Jason Mathenia 1:39

West girls soccer coach Jason Mathenia

Belzer, Bettis lead East past West 1:33

Belzer, Bettis lead East past West

Belleville West opens SWC baseball season with win 1:41

Belleville West opens SWC baseball season with win