An adult died in a house fire Thursday morning in Glen Carbon; 6 children escaped. Authorities said the fire appeared to be connected to the discovery of a vehicle in a lake outside Highland. An infant was rescued from the vehicle.
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Belleville Fire Department is sending two men and a decontamination truck full of gear to South Carolina. It is too early to know where they will end up, but they are expecting a seven-day to two-week deployment.
Sue the T. Rex at the Field Museum in Chicago is getting a makeover thanks to ongoing scientific research, and they’re welcoming a big new dinosaur to the museum, the titanosaur. The Field Museum will celebrate its 125th anniversary in 2018, and they're marking the occasion in some big (as in, dinosaur-sized) ways.
For the solar eclipse, 16 kids from four local middle schools are planning to launch a weather balloon in Carbondale on Aug. 21. As part of the Earth-to-Sky Illinois STEM program, the kids hope to collect data such as radiation levels and air temperature. The four middle schools involved in the weather balloon club are Belle Valley, Emge, Signal Hill and Smithton. Depending on the weather and flight predictions, the club hopes to launch three to four more times during the academic year.