The 2017 Memorial Day parade in Belleville featured local organizations including the Catholic War Veterans and school bands from Whiteside, Belleville East, Belleville West and Belleville District 118.
Besides trying to break the Guinness World Record for the longest non-stop baseball game ever played, this game also marked a milestone in marathon baseball history: this is the first year women were allowed to play. 26-year-old Jackiee Carbery,of Los Angeles, talks about what it's like playing in the marathon game.
Astronomers across the globe took to their telescopes Monday to observe a rare planetary event known as the Transit of Mercury, in which the planet – seen as a tiny, dark disk – crept steadily across the Sun over the course of seven-and-a-half hours. For those who missed it, NJIT has compiled a time-lapse video composed of extremely high-resolution images of the transit taken from the university’s New Solar Telescope (NST) at Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) and from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) in space. It was while observing the sun that the element helium was discovered.
Jelly Belly got its start in 1869 at 220 E. Main St. in Belleville, IL. We went to the site of the company's roots to see what people thought about a California woman suing because she said she was deceived about the sugar in their Sport Beans.
World War II veteran Dick Kloss is 94 but has sharp memories of his U.S. Army service, from facing the B girls in Piccadilly Circus to Germans during the Battle of the Bulge. The first-generation American had cousins on the other side.