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Habitat Hero shares why he puts in his all for others

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Crowd lines up early for $1 million-plus Queen of Hearts raffle

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Staunton community dealing with tragedy after sisters are killed

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Illinois student talks about saving money out of state

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Drivers say O’Fallon I-64 exit is a hazard

Driver in surveillance video damages Madison County property 0:08

Driver in surveillance video damages Madison County property

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How to spatchcock a turkey

Dewey's offers DewBrew charity beer to benefit local charities 0:43

Dewey's offers DewBrew charity beer to benefit local charities

Crews battle house fire in Alorton off of Illinois 15 0:17

Crews battle house fire in Alorton off of Illinois 15

Steve Scalise returns to Congress 2:42

Steve Scalise returns to Congress

  • Assisted living center could be coming to Belleville

    Hadley Phillips talks to the Belleville Zoning Board of Appeals about a proposed assisted living and memory care center. The board recommended the City Council approve a zoning variance for the $7 million project although some nearby residents oppose the plan.

Editorials

Grandma might be happier at the park rather than a compost pile

Belleville is being asked to allow an assisted living center to build where single-family homes were intended near Illinois 15 and Frank Scott Parkway.

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Airpower brings hope, relief to Puerto Rico

My heart sank when I arrived in Puerto Rico and saw the damage and destruction of Hurricane Maria first hand. I had seen some of the news reports about it beforehand but was unprepared to witness the level of destruction the hurricane had wreaked on the Island – it was mind blowing. After spending two weeks traveling to different regions, the devastation of Puerto Rico’s infrastructure was visible but more apparent was the resilience and strength of the Puerto Ricans.

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Pastor Zachary Lee discusses kids near liquor stores

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Crowd lines up early for $1 million-plus Queen of Hearts raffle

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Illinois student talks about saving money out of state

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Staunton community dealing with tragedy after sisters are killed

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Hear why 'A Christmas Story' actor is excited to come to the metro-east

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Reactions to the 2017 solar eclipse at the Louis Latzer Library

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Dialogue opens on racial diversity issues at O'Fallon High School

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Highland football coach focuses on next playoff game

Witness describes August Adolphus Busch IV helicopter landing

Cameron Wiggs, of Belleville, witnessed the helicopter flown by ex-Anheuser-Busch CEO August Adolphus Busch IV land Monday in Swansea.
gpawlaczyk@bnd.com
Witness describes August Adolphus Busch IV helicopter landing 2:08

Witness describes August Adolphus Busch IV helicopter landing

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August Adolphus Busch IV released from Swansea Police Department

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Madison County girl with rare disease has big dreams for the future

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Double-fatal crash on Illinois 15 in Belleville