Learn exactly what a concussion is and why it is so important to allow your brain to fully recover. Traumatic brain injuries contribute to "a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability" each year, according to the CDC. In 2010, 2.5 million TBIs occurred either as an isolated injury or along with other injuries.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
What is a concussion?
Kindergarteners treat moms to Mother's Day 'spa day'
KMOV meteorologist teaches Belleville students about weather
How to make Starbucks' new Unicorn Frappuccino — but better
Painting intricate Ukrainian Easter eggs
Christina Jones talks about winning teen talent competition
NYT: Death penalty politics
Bride puts generations of family wedding dresses on display
SWIC photography instructor inspired by husband
50 years of charms for her bracelet
Check out Wayward Pub restaurant in Freeburg
Sometimes presidential losers turn out as winners
Gross or great? Cara Anthony reviews gravy bread and Imo's Pizza
Mark Ivicic creates intricate Ukrainian Easter eggs and describes the process of using a kistka to spread wax on the pysanka egg. Ivicic, will show his eggs at the Bellefonte Art Museum. He creates the eggs in honor of his late aunt.
Christina Jones, 17, a junior at O’Fallon IL Township High School in Southern Illinois, won the prestigious Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation Teen Talent Competition in St. Louis, MO., last weekend.
Dawn Blum took 188 photos out her bedroom window in Collinsville, IL, one for every day that her husband, Rob, was deployed in Kuwait, and turned them into a piece of artwork, which is currently on display as part of an exhibit at the Schmidt Art Center located on the campus of Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, IL. Dawn and Rob Blum live in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.
Tom Boschert, of Belleville, IL, has been giving his wife, Marilyn, heart-shaped silver charms for Valentine’s Day and other special occasions for 50 years. The couple lives in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.
There are more losers than winners in the 2016 election - over fifteen candidates have dropped out of the race, while just three soldier on. But how often do the losers of a presidential election stay losers? Ronald Reagan lost two presidential campaigns before he won... who else has turned a losing race into an all-over win, and who might history ultimately see as a winner from the 2016 campaign?
Thrillist.com recently released a list of the grossest foods (that people actually love) in each state. Gravy bread topped the list in Illinois, and St. Louis-style pizza like Imo's topped the list in Missouri.
Roundabouts, used in place of stop signs and traffic signals, are a type of circular intersection that can significantly improve traffic flow and safety, according to the American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In this 2010 video, IIHS explains that where roundabouts were installed, motor vehicle crashes declined by about 40 percent, and those involving injuries were reduced by about 80 percent.
A.J. French, founder of Gift of Voice, talks about the importance of maintaining positive mental health. She will offer free mental health classes at Eden Church in Edwardsville, IL in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.