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▪ Preschoolers become knee-high naturalists as they get up close and personal with tiny marine critters called amphipods in this educational program.
▪ These St. Clair County Sheriff’s deputies are opening a private investigation and consulting firm in Belleville. The pair are best friends who have worked as partners in the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department for decades, solving murders, breaking up drug rings and investigating gang activity.