Twin sisters who work at Our Lady Queen of Peace in Belleville IL — one as principal and the other as a teacher — will both retire together at the end of the school year in Southern Illinois near St. Louis MO. They come from a Catholic family with four siblings, who all became educators as adults.
U.S. Reps. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, and Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, both expressed strong support for the GOP health bill while attending a ribbon-cutting for a new clinic in Collinsville that, ironically, treats many patients who use the expanded Medicaid plans.
Angelina Kelley, 7, of O'Fallon, IL is a second grader at Marie Schaefer Elementary School and champion wrestler with the O'Fallon Little Panthers in southern Illinois. She's won two state championships and on will be featured on an episode of NBC's "Little Big Shots," a TV show co-produced by Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey that allows children from all over the world to showcase their talents.
The Buick dealership in Belleville, IL near St. Louis, MO in Southern Illinois has been purchased by Cardinal Buick GMC. Oliver C. Joseph Chrysler Dodge Jeep had purchased the dealership in 2013 from the Wagner Motor Car Co.
Alexis Geluck, a fourth-grader at Smithton Elementary School in Smithton, IL, had her drawing of a trumpeter swan chosen to be included in the 2017 Bonkers for Birds: A bird book by kids for kids. Bonkers for Birds is an annual project of the National Great Rivers Museum in Alton, IL.
Belleville, IL aldermen voted Monday to limit the number of secondhand stores in the city to 10 but grandfathered in the over 40 current resale shops in the city near St. Louis, MO in Southern Illinois.