Dr. Alejandro and Dr. Janet Alvarado announce that their son Dr. Marcus Alvarado is opening a his own chiropractic practice in town. The office, named Alvarado Healthcare has a targeted opening date of April 2. The practice is located at 10 Apex Dr. Suite 1 in Highland in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.
Double J Doggie Play N Stay is expanding business with private suites for their guests and an outdoor play area. The project is expected to be finished in May in Highland in Southern Illinois, near Belleville, IL and St. Louis.
Kathryn Mister, who runs a non-profit animal foster program, is arrested at her O'Fallon home on Dec. 31, 2017 for a dog ownership dispute. Mister said she feels the arrest was forceful and unwarranted.
Ed Hightower was Edwardsville District 7’s first black superintendent in 1996. He said it was a priority for the district to have a staff as diverse as the students. Hightower worked in the position for 19 years before he retired.
Jim Rosborg a retired Belleville superintendent and director of the master’s of education program at McKendree University talks about the Illinois teacher shortage and the need for a diverse workforce.
Sparta High School senior Jonathan Williams talks about the need for diverse teachers and the opportunities his school is offering for students to experience teaching. The metro-east has 5 times as many black students as black teachers.
Workers remove the landmark cross from the former St. Elizabeth's hospital in Belleville. The cross will be given to another ministry or church, as the hospital did with other religious items that were not used at the new hospital in O'Fallon.