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Stories with place: Belleville
  • EXCHANGE: Mascoutah exhibit honors Civil War era 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:34 am
  • MASCOUTAH, Illinois - One hundred and fifty years after the Mascoutah area sent 464 men to fight in the Civil War, the Mascoutah Heritage Museum has opened an exhibit honoring them and the families, friends and neighbors they left behind.

  • Miss. River bridge not at traffic projections 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:57 pm
  • BELLEVILLE, Illinois - Traffic isn't at projected levels on a new Interstate 70 bridge crossing the Mississippi River between Illinois and St. Louis, according to numbers released Monday by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

  • Southwestern Ill. lawyer facing marijuana charges 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 8:53 am
  • BELLEVILLE, Illinois - A southwestern Illinois attorney and former candidate for the St. Clair County board is accused of marijuana charges in two counties.

  • Convicted killer sick, sentencing delayed a year 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 11:44 am
  • ST. LOUIS - A man convicted of one killing and suspected in two others may never face a possible death sentence in Missouri, in part because of sentencing delays caused by a prosecutor's stroke and the killer's own failing health.

  • Selva to assume new post at Scott air base 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 9:07 am
  • MASCOUTAH, Illinois - A southwestern Illinois military operation that manages the armed force's shipping and transportation needs will have a new commander.

  • Head of struggling Illinois airport gets raise 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 1:23 pm
  • MASCOUTAH, Illinois - The director of a southwestern Illinois airport that has never turned a profit since opening with great fanfare 16 years ago has gotten a pay raise as well as a bonus of more than $13,000, according to a newspaper report.

  • Ill. man commits suicide days before murder trial 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 8:02 am
  • CAHOKIA, Illinois - Police say a 58-year-old southwestern Illinois man committed suicide, days before he was set to stand trial for the 2012 death of his wife.

  • 2nd conviction for man in Illinois robbery killing 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 6:10 pm
  • BELLEVILLE, Illinois - A former East St. Louis man granted a new murder trial after questions were raised about the presiding judge has been convicted a second time.

  • Belleville Catholic diocese sued for priest abuse 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:18 pm
  • BELLEVILLE, Illinois - A Breese man has sued the Belleville Catholic diocese alleging a priest sexually abused him when he was a boy attending church camp.

  • County freezes wages for many elected officials 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 10:31 am
  • BELLEVILLE, Illinois - Many elected officials in southwestern Illinois' St. Clair County won't be getting a raise.

  • 2 accused of tire dumping tires in East St. Louis 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 9:31 am
  • BELLEVILLE, Illinois - Two men southwestern Illinois men are accused of illegal dumping after police say they found more than 1,000 scrap tires inside a former East St. Louis club.

  • Belleville 'March' resurfaces after 100 years 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 1:59 pm
  • BELLEVILLE, Illinois - A 100-year-old march written to commemorate Belleville's centennial is being played once more in the southwestern Illinois community.

  • EXCHANGE: Sculptor works with Belleville students 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 1:10 pm
  • BELLEVILLE, Illinois - Governor French Academy students with wet, sticky modeling compound in their hands went to work forming trees on two different sculptures under the direction of sculptor Marina Lee of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Belleville woman charged in baby boy's death 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 5:43 pm
  • BELLEVILLE, Illinois - A southern Illinois woman serving prison time for trying to kill her baby daughter has been charged with murder in the death of another child.

  • East St. Louis man convicted of shooting officer 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 8:58 am
  • BELLEVILLE, Illinois - A convicted killer faces a May sentencing date after being found guilty of shooting a police officer in the face while the officer was trying to arrest him.

  • Couple pleads not guilty in deadly neglect case 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 12:19 pm
  • BELLEVILLE, Illinois - A southwestern Illinois couple has pleaded not guilty to charges of criminal neglect in the death of a blind man who authorities say weighed just 60 pounds.

  • St. Clair County bans open burning 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 6:39 am
  • BELLEVILLE, Illinois - A southwestern Illinois county is barring outdoor burning until April 1 because of lingering dry and windy conditions.

  • $60M Corrections overtime payout raises questions 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 2:16 pm
  • BELLEVILLE, Illinois - The $60 million price tag for 2013 overtime filed for employees of Illinois' prison system is drawing scrutiny.

  • Ill. lawmakers investigate drop in deer numbers 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 12:53 pm
  • BELLEVILLE, Illinois - Illinois state lawmakers are getting involved in an effort to find out why the latest deer-hunting season saw such a decline in harvested animals and whether action is needed to increase the deer population.

  • Illinois lobbies to protect Scott Air Force Base 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 11:14 am
  • BELLEVILLE, Illinois - Illinois members of Congress are teaming up to protect Scott Air Force Base from any attempts in the future to close, relocate or downsize the facility in southwestern Illinois.

  • Judge clears fingernail evidence in 1989 killing 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 4:06 am
  • BELLEVILLE, Illinois - A southwestern Illinois judge has approved certain genetic evidence for use in the trial of a man accused in a decades-old killing of a teenager.

  • Belleville school district announces layoffs 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 4:06 am
  • BELLEVILLE, Illinois - A southwestern Illinois school district is laying off three first-year teachers and nine teaching assistants because of uncertainty about state funding to the district.