Don’t miss these top stories from the weekend on BND.com:
▪ A car veered off Illinois 159 in Swansea and down an embankment on Saturday afternoon. Two people in the car were transported to the hospital. It took tow truck workers more than an hour to bring the car back up the embankment. Watch the video of the cars being towed out.
▪ Brother and sister Paul Staley, 46, of Belleville, and Cassandra Staley, 43, of Fairview Heights, opened the Corner Chill and Grill Aug. 27 after doing major renovations. Click here to read about the renovated historic brick building on Centerville Avenue.
▪ Shortly after a suspect who inferred that he had a gun robbed the Scott Credit Union on Carlyle Avenue at noon Saturday, a 36-year-old man was arrested and taken to the Belleville Police Department jail where he remains. Click here to read about the BPD quick response.
▪ Closer look - Police departments across Illinois say the state budget stalemate has left them struggling to provide necessary training to officers on everything from how to deal with the mentally ill to proper use of force. Click here to read more.