Belleville residents and longtime friends Nuri Rivera and Arlene Wojda were two of about 10 event attendees. They think these events are great for the community to really understand who their police officers are and what they do.
Parents of children in Mascoutah School District 19 received a call from Superintendent Craig Fiegel about a school bus crash involving 25 to 30 middle school students Tuesday morning near the intersection of Illinois 161 and Illinois 4, east of Scott Air Force Base.
Todd Zobrist and the six other first responders, who helped save a baby's life on March 16, were honored during the Highland, IL City Council meeting on April 17. The team, made up of Highland police, fire and emergency medical staff, were the people who acted after Cristy Campbell drove her SUV into Silver Lake with her infant son in the car. The first responders were honored by the City of Highland and the Madison County Sons of the American Revolution Chapter.
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner visited with students and teachers at New Baden Elementary School in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO. Their kindergarten teacher won a contest to get the governor to visit.
Collinsville, IL, Police released this surveillance video from Feb. 21 of the Collinsville Historical Museum near St. Louis, MO. A man is seen taking a 1927 presentation copy of Adolph Hitler's "Mein Kampf," valued at $3,000 to $10,000. Robert Charles LeCompte was charged with burglary and theft.
Granite City teacher Carrie Wilson Herndon of Metro East Montessori School won two awards and a grant for the innovative use of data-collection technology in her classroom. The educator encourages middle school students in her class to build robots that help care for chickens at the school and observe and collect their own data on bees at a farm in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.
First president of the O'Fallon, IL Garden Club Carolyn Sitzes was honored with a prestigious Conservation Award from the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Cahokia Mounds chapter for her work with the Garden Club and the transformation of the corner of Smiley and State streets from an abandoned trailer park property to a local Community Garden.