East Saint Louis, IL

Pontoon Beach man charged with residential burglary

EDWARDSVILLE - A Pontoon Beach man charged with residential burglary was among several theft-related felony charges filed Thursday by the Madison County State's Attorney's Office. James M. Feldman, 41, of Pontoon Beach, was charged June 23 with two counts of residential burglary, both Class 1 felonies.
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Collinsville man faces weapons, drug charges

EDWARDSVILLE - A Collinsville man was charged Thursday with multiple weapons- and drug-related charges by the Madison County State's Attorney's Office. Darren K. Irby, 49, of Collinsville, was charged June 23 with armed violence, unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, and two counts of unlawful possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, all Class X felonies; unlawful possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, a Class 1 felony; two counts of unlawful possession of weapons by a felon, both Class 2 felonies; unlawful residency of a child sex offender, a Class 4 felony; and resisting a peace officer, a Class A misdemeanor.
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Shake Shack shakes up Chesterfield on opening day

Chesterfield’s newest “roadside” burger stand will be a popular destination if the massive crowd that showed up on its opening day is any indication. A line of cars wrapped around the corner and a large swath of people gathered outside Shake Shack’s newest St. Louis location, at 17312 Chesterfield Airport Road in Chesterfield Commons, before the doors even opened at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 24.

Arnold Police allegedly find St. Louis woman riding stolen motorcycle

A 35-year-old St. Louis woman was arrested after she reportedly was found riding a motorcycle that had been reported stolen in Arnold. The woman was pulled over because the stolen 2007 Honda CBR did not have a license plate, Arnold Police reported. The officer saw the motorcycle at about 10:50...

AJ Epenesa ready to 'have fun' in third season with Bills

Entering his third season with the Buffalo Bills, defensive AJ Epenesa is ready to have some fun. “It’s been a weird two years,” Epenesa said. “Having that confidence, having my body where it needs to be and having the defense down to where I know everything and don’t doubt myself within it … it will help me play that much faster and smoother to where you don’t have to think about stuff and can just go out and play and have fun.”

Chicago Cubs Lineup: Opening Up in St. Louis

UPDATE: Here’s the Cubs lineup following Jonathan Villar’s DFA:. The Cubs and Cardinals are kicking off a three-game series tonight in St. Louis. Kyle Hendricks is on the mound for Chicago, while the rookie Andre Pallante takes the bump for St. Louis. Here’s a look at David Ross’ lineup for the opener.

Downtown Airport project may support 450-plus jobs

CAHOKIA  - The St. Louis Downtown Airport is experiencing a trend continuing into this year with flight operations escalating and a new project to bring hundreds of high-tech jobs.  This project will support more than 450 high-tech aerospace manufacturing jobs by improving production safety, reliability and efficiency, improving airport businesses and increasing global competitiveness for Southwest Illinois, as well as the entire state. The project has been in the works for several years and construction is expected to begin later this year.

This Week In Pictures

ALTON - Each week award-winning photographer John Badman of The Telegraph captures images of the Riverbend. Here is a sampling of his photographs from this week. They also appear in the weekend issue of The Telegraph.

5As benefit golf tourney set

ALTON - Join 5As Alton Area Animal Aid Association at Woodlands Golf Club & Banquet Facility to help the no-kill, nonprofit shelter raise money to care for animals in need of loving homes. Now that people can gather together, 5As is putting on its "Putts for Paws" Golf Tournament with an 8 a.m. shotgun start, Saturday, July 23, at the Woodlands Golf Club, 2839 Harris Lane, in Alton. All proceeds will go directly to the care of the animals at 5As. The deadline to enter is July 9.
St. Louis American

Black owned EDURain aims high to keep student concerns low

EDUrain CEO and St. Louis native Bryon Pierson Jr., and co-founder and developer Eli Front, raised $120,000 for a start-up business over the last two years. Pierson said he wanted to build an organization that combines social impact with a sustainable business model. After struggling to manage his college expenses,...