Editorials

Editorials

How Winnie-the-Pooh can save youngsters’ lives

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together ... there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart ... I’ll always be with you.”

Editorials

Will schools again seek sales taxes? It is decidedly so.

A closer look at the April 4 election results shows Madison County IL will likely ask again for a sales tax to support school construction. St. Clair County IL may also, but the real message is about the need for steady money streams and to merge functions or government units to better live within the available funds in Southern Illinois near St. Louis MO.

Editorials

Helping others to see those lost in Vietnam

The foundation responsible for the Vietnam veterans memorial in Washington, D.C., is missing photos of nearly 7,000 people killed in the war. You can join the effort to help find 43 images of local people killed during the war, with about half from East St. Louis, IL.

Editorials

Want St. Louis to grow? Then look east to Illinois

After St. Louis, MO, city residents refused to vote for a $60 million soccer stadium, talk of a merger with the county and regional cooperation began. Missourians failed to talk about all the region’s residents on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River. Growth begins with Illinois as part of the planning.

Videos

Sore subject: Faith Hill booed for mentioning NFL Draft at St. Louis concert

Country star Faith Hill was confused after she was booed for talking about the NFL Draft during a concert in St. Louis, but Tim McGraw knew why.
Courtesy of Jason Pilarski
Sore subject: Faith Hill booed for mentioning NFL Draft at St. Louis concert 1:04

Sore subject: Faith Hill booed for mentioning NFL Draft at St. Louis concert

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin's take on newest health care bill 1:45

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin's take on newest health care bill

Fourth-grade students make cookbook 2:05

Fourth-grade students make cookbook

Metro-east middle schoolers learn about the real world 1:13

Metro-east middle schoolers learn about the real world