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▪ Democratic candidate for president Bernie Sanders will appear at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Sanders, a U.S. Senator from Vermont, who is battling former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party’s nomination, will hold a rally Friday at 10 a.m.
▪ Belleville residents have a new option for grabbing some dinner.
Tasty’s Chicago Grill has opened in the former location of Arby’s at 4425 West Main St.
The restaurant, which also has locations in Decatur and Peoria, features hot dogs, Philly steak sandwiches, Italian beef and Gyros.
▪ The Belleville Philharmonic will team up with local Irish band Celtica to perform Sunday at Lindenwood University.
Among the tunes to be featured in the show are songs from the movie The Empire Strikes back and the theme song from the popular television show Downton Abbey. Celtica will also perform its music intermittently throughout the show.
The performance is 3 p.m. in the university’s auditorium.