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Prenzler to replace seven department heads after swearing-in Monday

Incoming county board chairman Kurt Prenzler has nominated new department heads in at least seven departments to be voted on at a special county board meeting Monday night. Prenzler is to be sworn in as chairman Monday morning, and at noon intends to allow VAC Superintendent Bradley Lavite back into the building from which he has been barred since March 2015.

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UN prosecutors begin closing statements at Mladic trial

Gen. Ratko Mladic "called the shots" as his troops murdered and expelled thousands of civilians to carve out an ethnically pure Serb mini-state in Bosnia during the Balkan nation's 1992-95 war, a United Nations prosecutor said Monday as Mladic's genocide trial neared its end.

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Fukushima reactor briefly loses cooling during inspection

One of the melted reactors at the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant had a temporary loss of cooling Monday when a worker accidentally bumped a switch while passing through a narrow isle of switch panels during an inspection and turned off the pumping system.

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St. Nicholas visits Weihnachtsfest in Millstadt

Millstadt, Illinois, held its annual Weihnachtsfest on Sunday to celebrate the village’s German heritage complete with a visit from Saint Nicholas.
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St. Nicholas visits Weihnachtsfest in Millstadt 1:37

St. Nicholas visits Weihnachtsfest in Millstadt

Restaurant celebrates its 10th year in Belleville 1:42

Restaurant celebrates its 10th year in Belleville

Ameren Illinois prepares for winter heating season 0:54

Ameren Illinois prepares for winter heating season

Scenes from the Gingerbread 5k run/walk in Belleville 1:12

Scenes from the Gingerbread 5k run/walk in Belleville