East St. Louis mourns death of businessman Bill Mixon
Bill Mixon, 69, suffered a heart attack and died while driving home Thursday evening. A St. Louis County police report confirmed he was driving westbound on Interstate 70 to his St. Charles home when he suffered a medical condition.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner was in Granite City to veto an Illinois State Senate bill which would have changed the makeup of the Metro East Sanitary District board, which the governor feels is a political manipulation.
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.
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.
A video shared to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page on July 15 shows Deputy Bryan Bowman ranting about the guy in front of him, who is going “one mile per hour in a 30 mile per hour zone" and is “easily a hundred.”
A man is facing charges after Ohio police say he dragged an officer for more than a mile in his car while fleeing a traffic stop. Dashcam video shows the officer being dragged down a street while another trooper chases the suspect.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.