▪ Abraham Lincoln School student Xander Van Horn is being honored as the Candy Green Student of the Year . Check out this story about how he earned such a high honor.
▪ East St. Louis students have created a series of digital walking tours to introduce a new generation of residents to the many things their town has to be proud about. Click here to see the photo gallery.
▪ Boats, bands and bottles of peach wine are on the agendas of people hoping to unwind this weekend in the metro-east. Check out these five things to do this weekend.
▪ The St. Louis Cardinals won Thursday afternoon against the Cincinnati Reds to take two of three games in their road series and improve to six games ahead of the Pittsburgh Pirates for the best record in the National League.