Centralia woman handed 14 years on multiple retail theft charges
CLINTON COUNTY — A 55-year-old Centralia woman has been sentenced in Clinton County Court to 14 years in prison for multiple retail thefts. According to Clinton County State’s Attorney J.D. Brandmeyer, Cindy Britt had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of Class 4 felony retail theft for incidents that occurred at Walmart and Buchheit’s in Centralia in late 2021 and early 2022.
Fourth time's the charm? Aviston school district again asks voters for tax rate increase
Editor's note: This story was originally published in the Belleville News-Democrat. Aviston School District 21 has asked voters to approve an increase to its educational fund tax rate three times. Each time, it failed by three votes or less. Now, the elementary school district — which is mostly in Clinton...
Today the gas price is close to $3.37 in Aviston as of 2024-02-28. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.294, a week ago the price is $3.274 , according to AAA.
100 years ago: An O’Fallon home destroyed by fire and a narrow escape from certain death
“When they attempted to leave the room, they learned that the passageway to the stairway was ablaze cutting off the means of egress. “
‘B—-, I’m going to kill you’: Man who doused girlfriend’s mom in gas and burned her alive learns his fate
A 41-year-old man in Illinois will likely spend the remainder of his days behind bars for killing his girlfriend’s mother in horrific fashion two years ago, dousing the 69-year-old woman and her house in gasoline, setting the home on fire, and watching as she burned alive. Third Judicial Circuit...
Discover Belleville: A Guide to the City's 5 Most Outstanding Pubs
In this article, we're exploring five amazing pubs in Belleville. Have you had the chance to visit any of them? If yes, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
Highland Pizza Adventure: Five Pizzas Worth Your Attention
This article presents five unique pizzas found in the highlands. Have you had a chance to try any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
This week’s metro-east calendar features fish fries and game nights and art ... oh my!
Upcoming concerts and shows feature tributes, Broadway showtunes, true stories, a taste of Italy and some laughs.
Late run by Chatham-Glenwood dashes Highland girls’ state tournament dreams
“That sophomore group started 8-24 and it’s just a testament to how hard they work and them buying into our system and winning the back-to-back sectional titles, which has never been done in school history,” Highland’s coach said.
Highland Around Town - Feb. 28 edition
These are upcoming events in Highland and surrounding Illinois cities.
Harlan Scores 18 of his 26 In 4th & OT As Orphans Head To Sweet 16 (PHOTO GALLERY)
The Centralia Orphans needed overtime but in the end Cruz Harlan was too much in the 2nd half leading Centralia to a 60-52 win over Highland in the 3a Triad Sectional Semifinals. Harlan finished with 26 points for the Orphans. 18 of those came in the 4th quarter and overtime. Freshman Mike Organ finished with 15 as he made 5 three’s off the bench. Logan Meier was solid with 9 points, going 7-of-8 in the fourth quarter and overtime from the foul line. Centralia improves to 31-2 as they will play Friday in the Sectional finals against tonight’s winner between East St Louis and Mount Vernon.
Police investigating shooting near downtown Belleville, Illinois
BELLEVILLE, Ill. — One person was injured after a shooting Monday morning near downtown Belleville, Illinois. According to the Belleville Police Department, officers responded to a report of shots fired at 7:20 a.m. in the area of the first block of East D Street. Witnesses said there was a...
History is Made! Titans are Heading to State with Win Over Highland in Super Sectional
The Glenwood Titans are heading to the state final four for the first time in school history after a 45-38 win over Highland in the 3A Highland Super Sectional. The Titans were led by Ava Bobb with 13 points and Alexis Neumann with 12. Glenwood will play Darien Hinsdale South on Friday at 9:30am at CEFCU Arena on the campus of ISU.
Savor the Flavor: 3 Must-Visit Pubs in Collinsville
In this article, we're exploring three exceptional pubs located in Collinsville. Have you had the chance to visit any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear from you! Please share your experiences in the comments section below.
Numerous fire calls keep area departments, dispatchers busy
Area dispatchers and firefighters were kept busy Monday while a Red Flag Warning was in effect for most of our listening area. Fire departments that support each other through mutual aid had to pass on assisting others as every county in the MABAS area was dealing with their own calls. Most of the calls going out Monday were for grass fires; however, large calls were taken around the same time in both Marion and Jefferson County.
Benton, February 28 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Wesclin High School basketball team will have a game with Benton High School on February 28, 2024, 19:00:00 CST. ALWAYS WANTED TO DUNK LIKE A TOTAL BADASS, OR DEVELOP ROCK-SOLID WORK ETHIC....
Belleville awards $800K TIF grant for dispensary and promise of indoor marijuana farm
“The sales tax that we’re going to get is going to be amazing,” mayor says.
KC Board continues to work towards better cell service on campus
The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees on Monday night approved a land lease agreement with the Clinton County Board, paving the way for construction to start later this spring on a radio tower near the wastewater treatment plant on campus. The tower at KC will be part of a broader...
Mascoutah Contracts Aspen Waste Systems for Citywide Residential Trash Service Starting April 2024
Mascoutah, Illinois, has contracted Aspen Waste Systems as the sole provider of waste, recycling, and yard waste services for the city's residential properties. The contract will be effective from April 1, 2024, covering all residential units, from single-family homes to four-unit buildings.
Highschool Basketball | 29 February Okawville Girls Game Notice
The Okawville Girls Basketball team will have a Playoff game with St. Bede(Peru, IL) on 29 February, 2024, 11:15 AM. As of now, Rockets has won 19 games and lost 17 games, and the winning rate is 0.528.