Don’t miss these top stories from the weekend on BND.com:
▪ Parents, children and a brave little boy who survived a stabbing got to interact with emergency personnel and their equipment during Kmart’s Community Safety Day on Saturday.
▪ Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday removed a member of the state parole board and another submitted his resignation a month after the Belleville News-Democrat reported on improprieties in their federal bankruptcy filings and economic interest statements filed with the state.
▪ Our guide to pumpkin picking. Local pumpkin growers are reporting decent yields this season while others across the state were hurt by excessive rainfall earlier this year.