Metro-east counties delay dates to apply for energy assistance
Because of the state budget impasse, St. Clair and Madison counties have pushed back the application dates for when people can begin applying this year for the federally funded Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Get more details here.
Nine metro-east football teams remain undefeated
Posting wins in each of their first three games are Edwardsville in the Southwestern Conference and Mississippi Valley Conference teams Triad, Highland and Civic Memorial. Cahokia Conference rivals Columbia and Central each are 3-0, as are Althoff from the South Seven Conference and River-to-River Conference foes Nashville and Sparta. The Highland Bulldogs have a streak of 21 regular-season games without a loss on the field; the streak excludes a 1-0 forfeit loss to Mattoon last September because of a teacher’s strike. Get more details here.
Two more die from Legionnaires’ disease
The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs says that two more veterans’ home residents have died from Legionnaires’ disease. That increases the number of recent deaths from the water-borne illness in Quincy to 12. Get more details here.
Search on for man who killed Mississippi professor
A professor was killed in his office at Delta State University in Mississippi, forcing terrified students and teachers to hunker down in classrooms as investigators searched for another school employee in connection with the killing, officials said Monday. Get more details here.
Will next GOP debate be another Trump show?
Wednesday’s Republican debate is a crucial test for the party’s would-be presidents, who have spent the summer largely in the shadow of the outspoken, often polarizing real estate mogul. Get more details here.
Egyptian military mistakenly kills picnic-goers
The mistaken airstrike by the Egyptian military that killed a dozen people on a Mexican tourist trip in the Western Desert hit at a picnic in the middle of the day, witnesses said Monday, raising new questions about both the extent of the error and the official explanations. Get more details here.