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Belleville City Council approves The EDGE’s $3.36M expansion plan

The EDGE entertainment venue’s architectural and site plans for a $3.36 million expansion that includes an indoor go-kart track were approved by the Belleville, IL, City Council Tuesday night in Southern Illinois, near St. Louis, MO.

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Coffee with a Cop draws crowd of about 65

An audience of about 65 people peppered police officers with questions for an hour Tuesday as part of the first Coffee with a Cop event organized by Belleville, IL, officers near St. Louis, MO in southern Illinois. The proposed 1-cent sales tax for public safety, dogs running loose, D.A.R.E. officers not being in Belleville schools, telephone scams, panhandlers, jaywalking, vacant homes and absentee landlords were some of the topics during the Q&A session at the Programs and Services for Older Persons, or PSOP, building at 201 North Church Street in Belleville.

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Belleville chamber honors businesses, individuals at annual dinner

Peace by Piece Co., a clothing and jewelry store in downtown Belleville, IL and SCORE of Southwestern Illinois, a nonprofit association that helps small businesses, received the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Award Thursday night near St. Louis, MO in southern Illinois. Justin Chapman was named the 2016 Ambassador of the Year; Leigh Sindelar was named the 2016 Leadership Belleville Alumni of the Year Award; and Gloria Crowder was named the 2016 Citizen of the Year.

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Want to get to know local police officers? Have Coffee with a Cop.

Belleville, IL, police officers will participate in A Coffee with a Cop meeting on Tuesday, January 31 in Belleville, IL in Southern Illinois at the Programs and Services for Older Persons, or PSOP, office at 201 North Church Street. Swansea, IL police officers and St. Clair County, IL Sheriff’s deputies also may participate.

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St. Clair County Event Center scheduled to open this spring

The St. Clair County Event Center under construction off Illinois 15 in Belleville, IL near St. Louis, MO in Southern Illinois is expected to open this spring. Adam Jokisch, president and CEO of Adam’s Auction & Real Estate Services, is developing the building where he will hold auctions, and he hopes to rent out the center to groups that host events such as car shows, boat shows, antique shows and craft fairs.

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Fischer's Restaurant general manager talks about decision to close

Corea Buck, general manager of Fischer's Restaurant, talks Thursday about what led to the decision to close the Belleville restaurant.
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Fischer's Restaurant general manager talks about decision to close 1:41

Fischer's Restaurant general manager talks about decision to close

Belleville City Clerk Dallas Cook removed from electoral board 1:44

Belleville City Clerk Dallas Cook removed from electoral board

Burger King plans July 2017 opening for new Belleville location 0:47

Burger King plans July 2017 opening for new Belleville location

Scenes from the Gingerbread 5k run/walk in Belleville 1:12

Scenes from the Gingerbread 5k run/walk in Belleville