Illinois lawmakers are considering a study on the governance of the Southern Illinois University system. It also is looking at splitting the campuses in Edwardsville and Carbondale. Fixing what you have is much cheaper for taxpayers than a split. News opinion
MidAmerica St. Louis Airport is honored by Illinois state aviation agency. Prize reflects well on staff at passenger and cargo airport in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO. Long-term prospects of airport remain dim. Taxpayer liability continues to grow. News opinion
News opinion: A Texas school shooting is followed by a near miss at a Belleville, IL high school; a teen upset with student girlfriend tries to fix things with a threat of a gun in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO. Parent calls police.
News opinion: The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) again closes a child neglect case shortly before a child's death. Report shows two neglect complaints and end of involvement after little cooperation from parent.
Kilauea’s violent upheaval disrupts our understanding of the world’s physical topography. The real shake-up, however, is in the political world that rapidly continues to change shape and keeps us all living under the volcano.
News opinion: Joe Hubbard, who founded Catholic Urban Charities to help needy residents, argues that the progressive income tax will be fairer for taxpayers and better fund essential human services in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.
In a GOP-controlled Congress, GOP infighting has managed to sink a should-be-easy-to-pass farm bill. This near-sightedness demonstrates otherwise successful Republicans’ uncanny ability to never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.
News opinion: What happened to BND editorial cartoonist Glenn McCoy? McCoy is ending his work for the Belleville News-Democrat in Belleville, IL in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO and focusing on his work in animation with the Minions.
News opinion: Illinois state loans and tax credits will boost all of downtown Belleville, IL's retail district as more active retirees, seniors come to restaurants, bars, businesses. Historic hotel Meredith Home saved from demolition.
News: Former Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, IL, chancellors call for SIU trustees to shift money from Carbondale, IL, campus to SIUE. If not, they support splitting them into two schools in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.
School news: SIU university president responds to SIUC professor in Carbondale, IL letter to the editor with allegations about plan to split from SIUE in Edwardsville, IL in Southern Illinois near Belleville IL and St. Louis MO.
School news: SIUC professor in Carbondale, IL, writes letter to the editor with allegations about SIU university president about plan to split from SIUE in Edwardsville IL in Southern Illinois near Belleville IL and St. Louis MO.
Disruption has hit every industry, from car transportation services to hotel lodging — and the White House. Donald Trump is a bull in the china shop disruptive agent of anti-globalist chaos and firm believer in realism’s international anarchy.
News opinion: Sports gaming, gmabling can save Fairmount Park horse track in Collinsville, IL, in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL, and St. Louis, MO, but won't help Illinois lawmakers balance state budget in Springfield, IL.
Opinion: Every taxpayer in Belleville, IL and other Southern Illinois cities near St. Louis, MO, owes $50,800, mainly to the state employee pension systems and lawmakers in Springfield IL want to increase taxes rather than balancing budget.
News opinion: Illinois farmers from Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL, and St. Louis, MO, should support Republican President Donald Trump steel tariffs even as it affects farms, soybeans and economy.
August Adolphus Busch IV, the former CEO of Anheuser-Busch, was held in the Swansea Police Department until Tuesday afternoon after a helicopter landed at Bronze Pointe Office Park overnight. Busch is a commercial pilot with certificates in airpla