Metro-East News

For the election, free access to all of's coverage

To our readers:

Tuesday’s election is hugely consequential—not just at the national level, but here in the metro-east as well. With the stakes so high, we all need timely and accurate information from a source we can trust.

Starting Monday, we’re providing unlimited digital access to all of the journalism that the Belleville News-Democrat produces at no charge. There’s no limit on the number of BND articles you can read, videos you can watch or photos you can see at; if it’s on our website, it’s available to you.

We’ll provide unlimited access throughout the week, so please come back to often for the latest news on this historic election. For even more information about the candidates and the campaign, please visit

And, if you haven’t already, please remember to vote tomorrow.


Jay Tebbe, President and Publisher

Jeffry Couch, Editor and Vice President