Watch entire press conference on Glen Carbon fatal fire, car crash, and mom drowning
A 20-minute press conference offered the details about a troubled household with 50 police calls, a fatal fire in Glen Carbon, IL, and mom's SUV crashing into a lake in Highland, her baby being rescued from the water and her body being found hours
Ed Hightower was Edwardsville District 7’s first black superintendent in 1996. He said it was a priority for the district to have a staff as diverse as the students. Hightower worked in the position for 19 years before he retired.
Jim Rosborg a retired Belleville superintendent and director of the master’s of education program at McKendree University talks about the Illinois teacher shortage and the need for a diverse workforce.
Sparta High School senior Jonathan Williams talks about the need for diverse teachers and the opportunities his school is offering for students to experience teaching. The metro-east has 5 times as many black students as black teachers.
Tom Yenne, the owner of Huddle Bar & Grill in Caseyville, wants to bring 'good food' and nightlife to the Square in Highland. Last month, Yenne purchased the Highland Chamber of Commerce building, located at 907 Main St. and an adjacent lot.