Did a mysterious star inspire Cahokians to build Monks Mound?
Washington University archeologist John Kelly is digging at Cahokia Mounds in an effort to explore whether a supernova that appeared on May 1, 1006 led to ancient Cahokians building larger and more frequent mounds and plazas.
Education news: O’Fallon, IL., Central School District 104 Elementary’s new principal, Jayson Baker, of Mascoutah, shares his philosophy on positivity in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL, and St. Louis, Mo.
U.S. Rep. Mike Bost recognized Tommy Fulford of O’Fallon, IL., on the House floor for earning Boy Scout high honors for his coal mine exhibit project at the O’Fallon History Museum into a coal mining exhibit in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.
A new senior pastor recently joined Highland Community Church. In this video the pastor shares information about himself and the church, located at 2307 Broadway in Highland, Illinois in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL and St. Louis, MO.
After receiving a complaint about cockroaches crawling on top of the buffet at Golden Corral, the St. Clair County Health Department found “hundreds of fruit flies” inside the Shiloh location during a recent inspection.
Smallcakes Cupcakery in Fairview Heights has teamed up with Sugarfire Smokehouse in O'Fallon to create a one-of-a-kind chicken and waffles cupcake. BND Reporter Cara Anthony gets a behind-the-scenes look at how it's made.
EdgeWild is expected to open its third location in Edwardsville later this year. The restaurant, formerly home to Bull & Bear, will offer more than 50 different beers and a large selection of wine. Take a look inside during construction.
Herman Shaw, 84, explains why black Edwardsville residents were offended by the depiction of a freed slave in a 1967 mural on the old Edwardsville City Hall and how they fought to change it in the 1980s.
Poverty, income, house values and education from U.S. Census estimates are used to rank U.S. cities. A local city ranked as the nation's poorest in 2015 and again in 2016, according to the 24/7 Wall St. news service, a part of USA Today.
Medical experts say you have to ingest fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, to overdose. You cannot overdose just by touching fentanyl, and it's possible, but highly unlikely to overdose from fentanyl by simply inhaling it.
Collinsville Police said a baby died in this house after the parents were drunk and fell asleep. The trim house in a nice neighborhood has a sign showing support for police in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.