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Little people who supported a petition to change Freeburg High School's mascot, the Midgets, returned to town for the school board meeting Thursday night to again urge the board to drop the name.
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Fairview Heights police are mourning their retired police dog, Kohl, who died Thursday. He was with the department from 2007 to 2013.
Some in the audience weren’t happy when former East St. Louis mayor Alvin Parks Jr. was named the city manager Thursday night.
Finally, an inspirational story and video showing minor-league baseball players getting their heads shaved at GCS Ballpark to gain perspective from kids with cancer.