Bikers Against Child Abuse, or BACA, is a volunteer organization that works to support children who are abused physically, sexually or emotionally. The Metro-East chapter of BACA covers the entire region of Southwestern Illinois — from Alton to Anna. The group meets monthly at the VFW hall in O’Fallon.
In his latest attempt to rid the world of mosquito-borne disease, Dr. Matthew DeGennaro, of Florida International University, has created a new trap for the deadly insect. DeGennaro calls for an "all hands on deck" approach to saving the lives of 735,000 people who die annually from disease spread by mosquitoes.