Opinion: Belleville, IL police will use volunteer officers carrying city-issued guns and riding in squad cars in St. Clair County Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO. Liability is steep with using volunteer officers if someone gets hurt.
Opinion: Gay judge in Belleville, IL in Southern Illinois near St. Louist, MO faces tough task finding of finding unbiased jurors for criminal trial when sex allegation from 1999 is allowed and race becomes a factor. Old claim will prejudice jury.
Opinion: Republican U.S. Representative Mike Bost writes about benefits of federal tax cuts as part of revision to U.S. Tax Code. The IRS is collecting less from the average family in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL and St. Louis, MO.
Politics opinion: How President Donald Trump and Republican tax cut affects you on Tax Day 2019 according to Rep. Mike Bost as income taxes are due to the IRS in 2018 in Belleville, IL, in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.
Opinion: The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees failed to move money from shrinking SIUC campus in Carbondale IL to the growing SIUE campus in Edwardsville IL. SIUE and SIUC need to be treated as equals for state education funding.
Politics opinion: Ex Democrat Ilinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich deserves prison sentence for corruption after Supreme Court denied his appeal that will keep him in jail for trying to sell President Barack Obama's Senate Seat.
East St. Louis, IL, city government cuts costs of emergency dispatching, boosts regional policing. Restoring public spaces is positive as civic pride rebuilds impoverished community in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO. News opinion.
Madison County, IL, extremely slow to respond to Illinois state mandate to cut 911 emergency police, fire dispatch centers to save taxes in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO. News opinion on St. Clair County, IL, cutting yet again.
A think tank of highway contractors and unions wants Illinois to hike the gasoline tax to 85 cents to fix Illinois' backlog of highway repairs. Voters just locked those highway funds away from state lawmakers, so higher tax is premature. News opinion.
Most don't doubt Chris Coleman killed his wife and two sons in their Columbia, IL, home so he could be with his girlfriend and keep his job at Joyce Meyer Ministries. Evidence that jurors did their own investigating may be enough to warrant a new trial. News opinion.
Russian hackers infiltrated Illinois voter records before the 2016 presidential election. Federal money is on the way to help fix it, but might not arrive in time for the November elections. Illinois needs to figure out a fix immediately. News opinion.
First ladies since Eleanor Roosevelt have done more than serve merely as hostess-in-chief. It’s now time to deploy Melania Trump where she could make a difference. It’s time for her to try to bring Central European countries back to the American fold.
The announcement that Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., would not seek an 11th term in the House was another landmark event for the GOP. Ryan’s departure will give President Trump complete ownership of the Republican Party, for better or worse.
August Adolphus Busch IV, the former CEO of Anheuser-Busch, was held in the Swansea Police Department until Tuesday afternoon after a helicopter landed at Bronze Pointe Office Park overnight. Busch is a commercial pilot with certificates in airpla