Belleville, IL aldermen voted Monday to limit the number of secondhand stores in the city to 10 but grandfathered in the over 40 current resale shops in the city near St. Louis, MO in Southern Illinois.
A family in Highland, Illinois host a 5K walk named Tucker's Trek to spread awareness and raise funds for congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) research. The walk is on May 19 at Lindendale Park in southern Illinois near Belleville and St. Louis, MO.
Dr. Alejandro and Dr. Janet Alvarado announce that their son Dr. Marcus Alvarado is opening a his own chiropractic practice in town. The office, named Alvarado Healthcare has a targeted opening date of April 2. The practice is located at 10 Apex Dr. Suite 1 in Highland in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.
Double J Doggie Play N Stay is expanding business with private suites for their guests and an outdoor play area. The project is expected to be finished in May in Highland in Southern Illinois, near Belleville, IL and St. Louis.
A gunman opened fire at a Nashville area Waffle House early Sunday morning, April 22, killing four people and wounding four others. Police were combing the area looking for the suspect, identified as Travis Reinking, 29.
Nashville, Tennessee police said at least four are dead after suspect Travis Reinking, of Morton, Illinois, opened fire at a Waffle House restaurant. A customer at the restaurant was able to take the gun from the shooter who then fled the scene.
Kathryn Mister, who runs a non-profit animal foster program, is arrested at her O'Fallon home on Dec. 31, 2017 for a dog ownership dispute. Mister said she feels the arrest was forceful and unwarranted.
By April 13, 2018, state representatives with ties to the metro-east had filed a three-bill package related to the Southern Illinois University system. Here are the events that led up to the proposals in Springfield.
Workers remove the landmark cross from the former St. Elizabeth's hospital in Belleville. The cross will be given to another ministry or church, as the hospital did with other religious items that were not used at the new hospital in O'Fallon.
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.