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Highland mom looks to community for support in her fight against rare brain cancer

A Highland family is asking the community to join in a local woman’s fight against brain cancer.In April, Heather Potthast was diagnosed with a type of brain tumor called medulloblastoma. The ailment is themost common malignant childhood brain tumor.But the conditionrarely occurs in adults.“She just

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-07-19 09:32:00

16 local IHOP employees win nearly $1 million settlement in sexual harassment case

IHOP restaurants in Glen Carbon and Alton will pay nearly $1 million in compensatory damages to settle a “systemic sexual harassment” lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission.The federal agency sued on behalf of several female employees, some of whom were teens at the time of their emp

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-07-19 15:23:00

Miss Fayette County Pageant 2018

Miss Fayette County Pageant 2018Farina 4th of July Parade-20182018 Grande Levée2018 Vandal OlympicsVandal wrestlers win 24th straight regional titlePatoka Wins Fourth Straight Regional CrownPatoka Wins Fourth Straight Regional CrownVJHS Eighth-graders win regional titleSports Photos Week of Sept. 5L

LEADER-UNION - 2018-07-19 00:00:00

This new Belleville restaurant wants you to feel like you're back at grandma's table

Christi Robertson is ready for the plunge.She’s diving into the restaurant scene with C and C Food For Your Soul at 225 N. Illinois St., just two blocks from downtown Belleville’s Public Square.Robertson expects to have her soul and comfort food restaurant open by late summer or early fall.Fried chi

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-07-19 10:19:00

Doctors say Belleville food pantry director’s eyeball is ‘basically burst’ after attack

A volunteer at the Community Interfaith Food Pantry has likely lost sight in an eye after a suspect, possibly angry at being turned away, struck him in the face Thursday morning.Mike Foppe, the director of the all-volunteer pantry, was in a hospital Thursday and expected to undergo surgery Thursday

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-07-19 16:47:00

Farmers market vendors offer advice with food

WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. — Millennials undoubtedly have a different relationship with food than Baby Boomers. Few know that better than vendors selling their meat and produce at farmers markets.“We don’t have as many older ladies coming who are buying bushels of things to can or freeze. We’re not sellin

AGUPDATE.COM - 2018-07-19 21:30:00

2 injured injured in accident Fayette County

Roy E. Eller, 70, Ramsey, was driving a white 2005 Ford Ranger pickup southbound while towing a small utility trailer. The pickup's rear axle failed and the truck left the roadway, struck the ditch embankment and came to rest just inside the wood line on the east side of the road.

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2018-07-19 21:51:15

PH Agilas in US Pony baseball

The Southridge Admirals Pinto squad, which won the recently concluded PTBFIi baseball tournament, is representing the country in the Pony 8-Under International Classic World Series in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.The tournament will run until July 23.Known as the Agilas, this group goes down as one of the y

GLOBAL NATION - 2018-07-19 21:30:57

Man killed by train remembered for kindness

ALTAMONT — A former co-worker remembers Lucas Ahten as someone who was always there to lend an ear.Danny Austin of Mason worked with Ahten at Genco Distribution, which is now Fedex Supply Chain Distribution.“He was always generally quiet, but if you were needing to rant or just talk, he was good at

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2018-07-18 23:36:30

Illinois State Police investigating claim Belleville officer forced woman into sex act

BELLEVILLE• Illinois State Police detectives are investigation allegations that a Belleville officer sexually assaulted a woman while on duty.Illinois State Police Capt. Calvin Brown confirmed that his detectives began the investigation July 7 after Belleville Police Chief Bill Clay reported the all


Several rural Southern Illinois fire departments get equipment grants from Fire Marshal

McClure East Cape Girardeau Fire Protection District: $26,000Valier Fire Department: $26,000Zeigler Fire Department: $26,000Equality Fire Department: $19,961.90Shawneetown Fire Department: $26,000Dahlgren Fire Protection District: $24,694.60McLeansboro Fire Department: $25,988.43Cave-In-Rock Fire/Re


BREAKING: House burns to the ground, second home damaged in West Frankfort, IL

WEST FRANKFORT, IL (KFVS) -An early morning fire destroys a West Frankfort, Illinois home.Fire crews were called to a home on the 900 block of S. Jackson Street at 2:38 a.m. on Thursday, July 19.When crews arrived the home was engulfed in flames.Despite the efforts of firefighters, the home burned t

KFVS12 - 2018-07-19 02:38:00

County board questions $1K grant slated for animal control

Supporters said being part of the group would open up access to animal welfare groups both locally and across the country. It would also allow Animal Control to apply for grants, and make other monies available, including a $1,000 grant for becoming a member of the network.

TELEGRAPH - 2018-07-19 00:31:00

2018 Belleville News-Democrat Class 3A-4A All-Area Softball Team

Player of the YearMiranda Schulte, Freeburg, sr. (.560, . 1,000 Slug. percentage), 4 HR, 49 RBI; Pitch: 26-2, 175 innings, 1.28 ERA, 237 K’s, 46 BB)Coach of the YearBen Howes, FreeburgFirst TeamINFIELDCalli Wibbenmeyer, Columbia (.402, .723 slug percentage, 9 HR 39 RBI)Lexi Touchette, Columbia (.464

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-07-18 14:54:00

Metro East dad fighting for his life after hit-and-run

Collinsville, IL — A Metro East father is fighting for his life in the ICU after a driver hit him with a car and sped off.Shane Briggs, 28, was walking along Collinsville Road near the Fairmount Park race track early Saturday morning when he was hit. A witness stopped to help him, but the driver who

KSDK - 2018-07-18 04:01:54

Metro East news and events for the week of July 18

The next free concert Music in the Park concert series features Nightlife (classic rock, Motown and oldies) from 7 to 9 p.m. July 19, at The Grove Memorial Park, at the intersection of Main and Market streets, in Grafton.

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - 2018-07-18 05:15:00

Man, 23, fatally struck by train near Altamont

At 11:54 p.m. Tuesday the Sheriffs Office received a report of a pedestrian struck by a train operated by CSX on the St. Louis Railway, nearly a mile west of 450th Street, northeast of Altamont.

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2018-07-18 14:17:00

40 acres of farmland near Belleville could be turned into a solar farm

With soybean pricesfalling to their lowest levelsin years, farming the sun instead of the land isbecoming an increasingly attractive, and sometimes more profitable, use of property for some landowners.


West Main Street in Benton to be closed July 18

BENTON — West Main Street from the Benton Square to Maple Street will be closed beginning at 5 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, due to a water main break being repaired by the Benton Water Department.


Central Elementary will have a new principal this fall

“I’m just really excited to be apart of this,” Baker said. “There’s a lot of good things, a lot of magic happening here, and I’m honored to be here.”