Glenn McCoy

Glenn McCoy

Illinois again loses NGA tug of war

A $12 million training contract goes to the University of Missouri despite better rankings and current programs at Illinois universities. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency leaders again slight Illinois, just like their decision to build the new western headquarters for the spy mapping agency in a crime-riddled North St. Louis neighborhood instead of next to Scott Air Force Base.

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Jaylon Bester giving legs to Althoff's run at an undefeated season

Althoff Crusaders senior running back Jaylon Bester rushed for 331 yards in a South Seven Conference football win over previously unbeaten Centralia. Bester is the BND Player of the Week for the second time in three weeks. The Miami of Ohio commit had 285 yards two weeks ago in a win at Mater Dei.
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Jaylon Bester giving legs to Althoff's run at an undefeated season 2:30

Jaylon Bester giving legs to Althoff's run at an undefeated season

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SUV crashes into school bus in Caseyville

Cardinals shortstop Aledmys Diaz says playing is one way to honor fallen friend Jose Fernandez 2:01

Cardinals shortstop Aledmys Diaz says playing is one way to honor fallen friend Jose Fernandez

Belleville teen makes her theater acting debut with a death scene 1:29

Belleville teen makes her theater acting debut with a death scene