Jackie Joyner-Kersee won her first two Olympic gold medals at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. Now, 28 years later, she will mentor American Olympians competing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
East St. Louis Superintendent Arthur Culver said track star Roosevelt Davis Jr's murder on April 14 is linked to a track meet brawl on May 3. Gunmen also shot up a house where track athletes gather, and put a gun in the face of an athlete's mother.
Health news: Shiloh, IL has donated an old police car to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, IL that ER doctors can use to respond directly to emergency scenes in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL. and St. Louis, Mo.
Don Nedobeck shares his passion for art with residents of Grand Manor in Swansea. Nedobeck specializes in creating whimsical creatures with a heavy emphasis on cats. Nedobeck has been a regular at Belleville's Art on the Square.