Kenzie Holzinger, daughter of Randy and Tonya Holzinger, is making a scale model of what Grantfork, Ill. looked like in the early 1900s for the village's centennial celebration on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Take a look at her progress.
New Athen Fire Capt. Justin Majzel talks about the combine fire in New Athens. Six fire departments responded Sunday night around 7:15 p.m. for a fully evolved combine in a bean field off Geo Leilich Road on the border of Smithton and New Athens. (Firefighters Ben Jensen and Dallas Dlouhy contributed to this video.)
A group of about 50 demonstrators gathered Sunday afternoon in downtown Belleville to protest the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley. Political group Indivisible IL 12th organized a “Stand With St. Louis Against The Stockley Verdict” protest from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Belleville’s Public Square.
Stephanie Gain and her business, Seven Restaurant and Lounge, are holding a block party on Sunday afternoon to support the Belleville area Humane Society. Also Sunday in downtown Belleville, a group plans to protest the Jason Stockley verdict.
September in Callaway Gardens is the Blue Morpho Month. Meet Michael Buckman, the manager at the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, who brings blue morpho butterflies to the conservatory from tropical areas around the world.
Brian Willis, a chainsaw carved from Granite City, Ill., was commissioned to carve an old tree in the Square into a sculpture promoting the arts. He put the finishing touches on his masterpiece during the 15th annual Highland Street Art Festival on Sept. 16.
Learn the meaning behind Joe Hernandez's drawing at the 15th annual Highland Street Art Festival. Hernandez was drawing in the amateur age 24+ category, but he had his drawing planned months in advance.