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What might Trump be hiding in those tax returns he won’t disclose?

Never before has a presidential candidate had such a complex web of businesses. By law, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump doesn’t have to release his tax returns, but the absence of even a summary is leading to widespread speculation. A report from a New Jersey casino commission said that in 1978 and 1979 Trump reported negative income and paid no federal taxes, even as he publicly boasted of being a multimillionaire. Here are answers to questions on the topic.

Metro-East News

Review of Collinsville student’s death not yet complete, police say

Collinsville Police have denied a News-Democrat request for reports connected to the investigation of Tray Turner’s death. Turner died at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital last week, three days after he was severely injured in a fall on stairs at Collinsville High School. The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office will review the police reports.

Crime

Pinckneyville man faces murder charges in teen’s death

Chad R. Bennett II was charged Friday with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of concealment of a homicidal death in connection with the death of Sidnee Stephens, according to documents filed in court in Perry County, Illinois. Sidnee was 15 at the time of her death in July 2010. She had been shot, and her body was found near a creek.

Metro-East News

Lawmakers ‘not willing to wait’ for IHSA to do background checks on officials

The revelation that a Swansea, Illinois, man was officiating youth athletic events despite being a registered sex offender has many questioning why the Illinois High School Association doesn’t require background checks for its game officials. IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson said the cost of the background checks and who would pay for them are a major hurdle for the organization. It would cost more than $600,000 to have the checks done on more than 12,000 officials who are certified by the association.

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What does Ott's Tavern owner Terry Davinroy have planned?

Terry Davinroy, the new owner of Ott's Tavern, discusses his future plans and renovations for the building.
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What does Ott's Tavern owner Terry Davinroy have planned? 2:44

What does Ott's Tavern owner Terry Davinroy have planned?

St. John Bosco Children's Center expands to help more abused or neglected kids 1:29

St. John Bosco Children's Center expands to help more abused or neglected kids

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Sex offender officiating Smithton school sports is charged

New Baden car business catches fire 1:30

New Baden car business catches fire