Former Fairview Heights VFW employees still waiting for back pay
Four former employees of the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall in Fairview Heights won back pay and their jobs back in arbitration more than a year ago, but still have not been paid. Click here to read more.
Belleville police searching for second suspect in Scott Credit Union robbery
A man arrested shortly after a robbery occurred at a Belleville bank Saturday remains in jail on a parole violation, but the search for another subject involved in the robbery is ongoing, police announced Monday. Police say “there is a link” between second suspect and man arrested Saturday. Click here for more.
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St. Clair County Board to vote on Pledge of Allegiance rules
Board members are scheduled to vote on an ordinance to require the Pledge of Allegiance be recited at all county commission and board meetings. Currently, there is no common protocol regarding the Pledge of Allegiance at each official meeting. A new well permit and future bridge work are also on the budget. Click here for more.
Missouri AG: No evidence St. Louis clinic sells fetal tissue
An investigation found "no evidence whatsoever" that Missouri's only surgical abortion facility sells fetal remains, Attorney General Chris Koster said Monday, marking the latest response to a heated national debate over Planned Parenthood's handling of fetal tissue. Click here to read more.
Nature foundation unveils $3.3M in monarch butterfly grants
A national wildlife group awarded $3.3 million in grants Monday in its initial push to stem the worrisome decline of monarch butterflies, hoping the effort helps restore as much as 33,000 acres of habitat for the black-and-orange insect. Click here to read more.