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Coming Sunday: A 99-year-old mother, city elections, coupons

Be sure to get the Sunday Belleville News-Democrat for the latest local news, features and sports coverage in the metro-east.

BND Magazine profiles a 99-year-old East St. Louis woman; she has nine children (three more deceased), 29 grandchildren (one deceased), 38 great-granddhildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren — for a total of 86 living descendants.

We take an early look at how the city elections are shaping up next April in Belleville, and how redsitricting and other issues are giving focus to the races.

Illinois State Rep. Dwight Kay and U.S. Rep. William Enyart make guest appearance on our op-ed page, with Kay taking a look at Fairmount Park and Enyart addressing VA Hospital issues.

We also have $125 in money-saving coupons in the paper, so be sure to get your copy Sunday.