Census Bureau estimates for a second year rank as the poorest in the nation a town in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO. More than half of Centreville, IL, residents live in poverty despite potential economic assets. News opinion
Metro Transit is asking for an additional $3 million from St. Clair County taxpayers at the same time ridership dropped by 3 million. St. Clair County should stick with demand for better security in southern Illinois and St. Louis, MO, so riders return, not just hand over money. News opinion
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency belongs next to Scott Air Force Base for the best security and economy. St. Louis, MO, corrupted the site selection when they relied on a developer being investigated for fraud. Cheaters shouldn’t win. News opinion
Fentanyl used by a strip club patron in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO, sent six to the hospital. The clubs have been crime magnets for decades, but St. Clair County politicians welcome them. News opinion
St. Clair County Judge Rob Duebbert escaped criminal charges but could have avoided personal mistakes by learning from TV mob boss Tony Soprano. Judge position and law license still threatened by relationships in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO. News opinion
Illinois is one of four states that ban exploding fireworks, but police generally ignore offenders. In southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO, many people drive to buy firecrackers and bottle rockets. Legalize them, and keep the money in Illinois. News opinion
Politics news opinion: Illinois gun sanctuaries, including in Monroe County, IL, in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL, and St. Louis, MO, must respect laws, rights even as it supports Second Amendment.
Politics news opinion: NGA, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency headquarters HQ should be at Scott Air Force Base AFB in Mascoutah, IL, in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL, rather than in St. Louis, MO.
IL election news opinion: GOP Republican candidate from Red Bud, IL, in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL, and St. Louis, MO, not qualified to be elected state rep in race because of city council meeting absences.
It appears we've gotten very little from the $1 million-plus we've spent on consultants to chase cargo business between MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL and Ningbo, China. News opinion
The Illinois Racing Board is considering whether historical horse race betting can save Fairmount Park and two other tracks. The move is little more than a ruse to get slot machines, which state lawmakers for 20 years refused to allow. News opinion
A Republican wants to be St. Clair County’s tax collector, but he’s repeatedly been late paying his property taxes. Not a good position for a candidate to be in for this public treasurer office in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO. News opinion
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