Democrat Brendan Kelly and Green Party candidate Randy Auxier face off in Illinois 12th Congressional district debate in Belleville, IL in Southern Illinois. Republican congressman Mike Bost opted out of the debate.
A morning fire filled a Caseyville home with smoke. The residents were not home at the time of the fire and their four dogs were rescued by firefighters from thew burning home on Sterling Place in Caseyville.
Over 1,100 high school students attended the sixth annual Manufacturing Day at the Sam Wolf Granite City Campus of Southwestern Illinois College. Students toured the advanced manufacturing facility and met with more than 25 local manufacturers.
Police looking for suspect who robbed the Dollar General store in Fairview Heights and carried what looked like an AK-47, witnesses said. The suspect walked out with an undetermined amount of cash from the Southern Illinois store.
Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a rare, serious condition that affects the nervous system. Cases of AFM have been on the rise since 2014. Less than 1 million people in the U.S. get the condition each year, but not a lot is known about it.