Federal agents, including from the FBI, arrived about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at shooter James T. Hodgkinson's home at 4951 Rolling Hills Lane in Belleville, IL. He was shot and later died from his wounds after opening fire on a congressional charity softball practice.
Feds arrive at dead shooter's house in Belleville
After his dad was deployed, this neighbor stepped in to help
Bugs and bees' relationship to plants
Durbin says only three Republican senators needed to stop Obamacare repeal
Durbin slams secretive Republican health-care-repeal process
Author talks about his travel book that includes St. Louis' Fox Theatre
MidAmerica Airport gets Allegiant Air flights to Phoenix
Lindenwood University has town hall meeting for residents
Truck ends up in Alorton pond
Crews pull truck from pond after crash
Car reportedly drives into water in Alorton
Neighbor helps Alhambra family, pets get out of house fire safely
Kids learn breakfast basics at kids-only cooking class
Belleville resident Dean Cravens and his adorable neighbor, 5-year-old Brian Kelly, are melting hearts with their friendship. The soon-to-be kindergartener's father is deployed and he patiently waits for Cravens to come out and do yard work. Before Kelly's father was deployed, the two would often do yard work together.
If gardeners want bees and other pollinating insects, a variety of flowering plants that bloom throughout the year and a water supply are open invitations, says Jake Williams, associate professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, D-IL, condemned Senate Republicans' efforts to draft their health care repeal-and-replace bill in secret, refuse to hold hearings on the legislation and force a vote by July 4.
Author Bill Clevlen, a 37-year-old freelance travel reporter, wrote the book "100 Things to Do in America Before you Die." He’ll greet people at Skyview Drive-In in Belleville from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 22, and the Breese Public Library will host a talk at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24.
Allegiant Air will add flights from MidAmerica St. Louis Airport to Phoenix, AZ, in November, welcome news to passengers who were heading out this week to other Allegiant destinations. The airport leaders said the passenger load is increasing and creating a need for more resources at the airport once featured on NBC News in their Fleecing of America series.
The Highland Area Christian Service Ministry hosted its first 'Yes I can Cook" class at its food pantry, located at 900 Chestnut, in Highland, on June 14. The class focuses on teaching kids, ages 8-14, about the basics of preparing a nutritious meal.
A 2017 Highland High School graduate, Jacob Mettler of New Douglas, is entering the final stages of restoring a 1954 John Deere tractor. During the process, he learned a lot about what it takes to do the job right.
Virgil Straeter sings The Auctioneer by Leroy Van Dyke. Straeter is accompanied by Kevin Heim, who provided music during the "Paint the Town Purple" at the Peanut Butter & Jam Festival on Friday, June 16. Straeter was the auctioneer during the annual Celebrity Pie Auction, a fundraiser for Highland's Relay for Life.
The Illinois Municipal Retirement Funds is intended for city employees, but elected leaders also tack on the benefit. A state law stopped elected county leaders from claiming the benefit unless they proved they were working at least 600 hours a year. The bill was revised to exclude elected city leaders. O'Fallon and Highland, IL, have ended their participation, but not Belleville.