Don’t miss these top stories Thursday on BND.com:
▪ A former first-round draft pick of the National Football’s Los Angeles Raiders has taken over the Cahokia High School football program.
John Clay, a graduate of the University of Missouri who was drafted by the Raiders in 1986. He’ll replace Antwyne Golliday who resigned after the 2015 season.
▪ A locally-filmed independent film will have it’s premiere Saturday at the Lincoln Theatre in Belleville.
Proximity, a move which includes St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright in its cast, is a love story set in Centralia.
▪ A vigil was held for three people who died Sunday in an East St. Louis house fire.
Click here to see a gallery of the event which honored the lives of Kendra Williams, her son Jayden Harris, 4, and Chantez Reynolds.