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Legally blind, he puts his ‘lucky’ dog in a stroller for their daily walk

Jim Wilkerson and his little dog, Lucky, are celebrities in Freeburg.

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What causes pine tree needles to turn yellow-brown?

Q: The needles on several limbs on a pine tree in my yard have started to turn yellow-brown. I planted the tree (a variety of white pine) about 15 years ago, and it is about 30 feet tall. The discoloration appears on limbs at different places on the tree. I can see no pattern. I wonder what is happening and how to stop it, if that is possible.

Education

He’s 19, has autism and has his own lawn care business

Chris Setar is a 19-year-old student at the Illinois Center for Autism. The teen from Highland has been with the center since he was 12, and has a lighthearted and jovial manner. He is enthusiastic about his burgeoning lawn care business, Setar Lawncare Service, which serves the Highland area.

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Immaculate Conception to have groundbreaking ceremony

The Immaculate Conception Parish will have a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Catholic Education and Activity Center at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at the parish, 411 Palmer Road, Columbia. The date has special significance for the parish as it is the 6th anniversary of the ground breaking for the church. The Rev. Carl Scherrer, the Mayor of Columbia Kevin Hutchinson, the President and CEO of Ittner Architects Dennis Young, Gregg Korte and members of Korte and Luitjohan Contractors, Inc., and Mike Gibbons the chief financial officer of the Belleville diocese will be among the local dignitaries in attendance.

Videos

Crushed Red location opens in Edwardsville

John Sanders talks about Edwardsville's newest fast-casual dining experience. Crushed Red offers chopped salads, individual pizzas, soups and appetizers meant for sharing.
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Crushed Red location opens in Edwardsville 1:42

Crushed Red location opens in Edwardsville

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Here's what it's like to make a family tree

Air Force veteran offers fatherly advice on Father's Day 1:44

Air Force veteran offers fatherly advice on Father's Day

TC's Treats brings Philly-style water ice to O'Fallon 2:04

TC's Treats brings Philly-style water ice to O'Fallon