News: At funeral, East St. Louis, IL community mourns death of white insurance agent who died in a fatal car crash vehicle accident and helped people in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL and St. Louis, MO.
Sports news: Gatorade donates to Special Olympics in name of Belleville West High School Maroons IHSA basketball player, player of the year EJ Liddell of Belleville, IL in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.
News opinion: Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner visited Granite City, IL in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO to veto bill meant to give back Democratic control of Metro East Sanitary District patronage hires. Democrats lose. Taxpayers win.