Scott Schmelzel, owner of Big Daddy's 618 in Belleville, asked aldermen not to raise video gaming fees and suggested they reach a compromise. "The only reason we're still open is gaming revenues," he said.
Bar owner speaks against fee increase
District 201 board votes to name East softball field for Rita Menke
Belleville mayor breaks tie vote
Fairview Heights shopping district to get facelift
St. Louis Softball Hall of Fame inductees
Man drives car into lake
Crews pull car from lake in Swansea
Crews respond after man drives car into lake
Main Street Cafe in Belleville has remodeled
O'Fallon students organize March For Our Lives
Chris Kennedy visits Southern Illinois the day before the primary
Belleville West celebrates state championship win
Steal, layup in final seconds clinch state title for Belleville West
Belleville District 201 superintendent Dr. Jeff Dosier announced plans to name the Belleville East High School softball field in honor of former head coach Rita Menke, whose 613 career wins ranks 15th in Illinois history.
Swansea police and fire departments responded to Munie Road and Smelting Works Road during a rain shower. A man and woman were in the car arguing when the man drove off the road and into the lake, according to Swansea police. No one was seriously injured during the crash.
At 8 a.m. Saturday, March 24 in the parking lot across the street from O’Fallon City Hall, students, community members and leaders will take to the streets for school safety. The march is being organized by the O'Fallon chapter of March For Our Lives.
Perched atop a Belleville Fire Department ladder truck, wearing their state championship medals and carrying their championship trophy, the Belleville West boys basketball team enjoyed a long ride down Main Street and Frank Scott Parkway. The parade started at Signal Hill Elementary School and ended at Belleville West High School.
Police are still investigating Denita Hedden's disappearance from the Royal Lakes area. She was last seen on Jan. 25, which was her birthday. A relative visited a two psychics who said they know where Hedden is.
Nicole Voss appears in court Friday morning for allegedly driving without a license and having meth in St. Clair County. The mother has been arrested several times since her toddler died in Keyesport in August 2017, but she hasn't been charged in her son's death.
O’Fallon Fulton Jr. High won the Buffalo Wild Wings Spirit Bracket Challenge, so Principal Joi Wills and Alex Herrell, assistant principal, stayed overnight at the school sleeping on air mattresses in their offices as part of a deal with the students if they bested all 20 other schools in the fundraiser challenge.