Beep Baseball is baseball for people with visual impairments. Anthony Easley of East St. Louis, who is blind, is one of the best players in the area. He was recently named most valuable player at a tournament in St. Louis.
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.
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.
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.