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Don’t Miss This: Millstadt school bus crash sends students to the hospital

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▪ Two Millstadt District 160 students were taken by ambulance to an area hospital Thursday after a box truck plowed into the back of a school bus.

According to Superintendent Jon Green, the bus was stopped in the 2800 block of Imbs Station Road, getting ready to take on some passengers when the truck rear-ended it.

Skid marks of about 100 feet long could be seen on the road that ended at the point of the collision.

▪ According to U.S. Census Bureau reports, the population of the metro-east is shrinking.

While Monroe and Clinton Counties showed some growth, the overall population is down with decreases in the number of people who live in St. Clair, Madison, Randolph and Bond counties.

Cahokia lost 5.5 percent of its population, followed by Belleville at 5.49 percent and Centreville at 5.3 percent.

▪ Is it time to renew your driver’s license?

If so, you might want to know about changes in the way Illinois is going to produce and deliver them.

Instead of getting your new license handed to you on the spot when you renew, licenses will now be produced at a centralized location and they’ll be mailed to you.