Gateway Municipal Park fountain in Belleville, which denotes Belleville as the “capital” of Southern Illinois.
Gateway Municipal Park fountain in Belleville, which denotes Belleville as the “capital” of Southern Illinois. BND file photo
Gateway Municipal Park fountain in Belleville, which denotes Belleville as the “capital” of Southern Illinois. BND file photo

Where is Southern Illinois? What does ‘downstate’ mean?

October 20, 2017 02:03 PM