Youngsters at St. Teresa Catholic School and the church in Belleville needed a new community garden that will help feed the needy after their old one was turning to compost. On Wednesday and Thursday volunteers from the Lowe's Heroes program donated time and garden materials to renew the church community's garden. Produce from the garden has been donated to the Community Interfaith Food Pantry in Belleville.
Matthew Berberich, fire chief of the Lebanon-Emerald Mound fire department, talks about an old house burning at the corner of West St. Louis and Chamberlain streets. The historic neighborhood is near McKendree University.
U.S. Army Sgt. Christopher Wilbur's visitation Wednesday in Granite City drew veterans who stood guard to honor him and old friends. Wilbur died in Afghanistan in a non-combat incident that is under investigation.
An old house on South Chamberlain Street in Lebanon had flames through the roof before noon Wednesday. Firefighters from Lebanon called for extra help from O'Fallon. The fire was in a historic neighborhood near McKendree University. The homeowner said he was not home.