Police news: Alorton, IL mayor Jo Ann Reed drives village-owned squad car with lights, siren and handicapped placard in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO. Records show Reed was not issued a handicapped placard.
Census Bureau estimates for a second year rank as the poorest in the nation a town in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO. More than half of Centreville, IL, residents live in poverty despite potential economic assets. News opinion
Bree has been returned to Spencer Kennel twice after she was initially found abandoned in a garage. The video of Bree has gone viral and the kennel owner talks about the difficulty of finding a home for older dogs.