Hopewell Church, Randolph County
I’ve been fascinated by this old church since first running across it back in 2008 and have photographed it several times. It’s in a low area near Pachitla Creek and I’ve seen the surrounding lots flooded on more than one occasion. I’m guessing it was a Primitive Baptist church, considering the inclusion of a door […]
Kids die in burning St. Clair County home
Two children died Friday afternoon in a Cahokia Heights house fire. Firefighters say they were met with heavy smoke, heat, and flames when they arrived on scene at the home on St. Gregory Road around two. The names and genders of the victims have not been released, but both described...
Today the gas price is close to $3.59 in Sparta as of 2024-02-24. 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 Saturday is $3.264, a week ago the price is $3.282 , according to AAA.
Father looking for answers; says son was tied to chair at school
CHESTER, Il. (KBSI)- Sawyer Wilson is a 34-year-old single father, who is looking for justice for his three-year-old, nonverbal, Autistic son, Nicholas. “He was restrained they said with a plastic tablecloth.”. Wilson says the superintendent, Kimberly Briggs informed him through this letter, his son Nicholas, was restrained and tied to...
After almost 16 years in business, this downtown Belleville restaurant will close its doors
The longtime restaurant and bar opened in 2008 and expanded in 2012 to include a new dining concept.
Highschool Basketball | 26 February Camp Point Central Girls Game Notice
The Camp Point Central Girls Basketball team will have a Playoff game with Nashville(Nashville, IL) on 26 February, 2024, 7 PM. As of now, Panthers has won 18 games and lost 10 games, and the winning rate is 0.633.
Open Your Homes and Hearts: The Kittens Of Belleville, IL Need You!
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near belleville.
Camryn Skaggs named District 8 winner in Voice of Democracy contest
STE. GENEVIEVE – A Valle Catholic High School senior, Camryn Skaggs, has placed first in the District 8 VFW Voice of Democracy contest, sponsored locally by Post 2210 Ste. Genevieve. She is the daughter of Darren and Dawn Wehner Skaggs. Camryn presented her essay at the district meeting in...
Girls Sectional Championship results
It was sectional championship night in girls’ basketball. In 1a, Altamont won their 2nd ever Sectional, winning at Central A&M over Salt Fork 39-29. Okawville won the Nokomis title over Father McGivney 41-29. Goreville beat Edwards County at Elverado 64-43. Nashville pulled off the upset in 2a as they...
Savor the Spice: Top 3 Mexican Restaurants in Waterloo
This article presents three delightful Mexican restaurants located in Waterloo. Have you had the chance to visit any of them? If yes, we would love to hear about your experience. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Progress Being Made On New Mississippi River Bridge
(Perryville) Work continues on the bridge crossing the Mississippi River between Perry County in Missouri and Chester, Illinois. Chris Crocker is an engineer with the Missouri Department of Transportation. He tells us about the work being done. That’s not the only work that’s been done. The Ames Team...
2024 Voter Guide: Candidates in Randolph County commissioner Republican primary
The News-Democrat has contacted candidates in contested races in the March 19 Illinois primary and asked them to complete a detailed questionnaire.
Southwestern Illinois College begins tours of new Advanced Manufacturing Academy
Located on SWIC’s Belleville Campus, the academy is set to open in Fall 2024. In preparation for the Fall 2024 opening of the Advanced Manufacturing Academy on its Belleville campus, Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) held an official tour with the Board of Trustees on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. SWIC...
Highland overcomes Mascoutah with dramatic finish in Class 3A regional title game
“I’ve been here for four years now playing varsity and I haven’t won much, so it feels really good that I finally got something under my belt,” senior Jake Ottensmeier said.
After First Alert 4 Investigation, suspect charged with felony battery in attack that happened 12 hours before murder
ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ill. (First Alert 4) - The man accused in the death of a New Baden woman was charged Wednesday in the violent attack on a separate victim that happened 12 hours before he admitted to the murder. The charges come less than a week after a First...
Splash Pad Approved, Safety Concerns at City Hall Discussed and Townhomes Approval at Mascoutah Council Meeting
The Mascoutah City Council met at 7:00 PM and discussed several points. Citizen Eric Mercer spoke during the public comments, discussing several topics that were covered during the prior, Monday, Feb. 4 meeting, where he was also arrested after being asked to leave after going over time. Citizen James Shanks,...
Goreville finds playoff glory versus Marissa/Coulterville
The Goreville Blackcats had already proven themselves in the regular season, and didn't miss a beat now that it's playoff time. They were the clear victor by a 46-25 margin over Marissa/Coulterville. Goreville has made a habit of sweeping their opponents off the court, having now won 20 matches by 21 points or more this season.
Mental fitness questioned of man charged with murder in Washington County
WASHINGTON COUNTY — A Washington County defense attorney has raised a bona fide doubt as to her 57-year-old client’s mental fitness to stand trial for the murder of a 44-year-old East St. Louis man last year. Attorney Paige Strawn raised her concerns in Washington County Court Wednesday, saying...
Discover the Hidden Gems of 2 Missouri Small Towns Best in the Nation
If you're looking for a small-town getaway with lots of entertainment you might want to check out the two towns just named the best in America. Far and Wide put together a list of the top 100 Best Small Towns in America under 10,000 people. Sorry, Hannibal you're not even considered on this list, but towns like Palmyra, Canton, and Monroe City had a chance. Unfortunately, none of those towns made the list which I think is hogwash, all three have great things about them.
First trial over claims that Enfamil formula caused infant's death is underway in St. Clair County
BELLEVILLE - Pressure will build for weeks at the St. Clair County courthouse in the nation’s first trial on a claim that Mead Johnson’s Enfamil formula caused an infant’s death, but the first day of jury selection brought smiles and connected the community. So many connections popped...