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DUI charge brings another black eye for Troy city leaders

Troy City Clerk Jamie Myers is facing a charge of driving under the influence. She drove over a curb at Eastport Plaza on Aug. 26 in Collinsville, Illinois, and had a blood-alcohol level of 0.238 percent, according to police reports. She has pleaded not guilty. Her arrest is the second black eye for Troy leaders in recent weeks. Alderman Allen Dyer pleaded guilty earlier this month to a class C felony charge of possessing a small amount of cocaine in Missouri, at a music concert

Central gets to drink from the Milk Bowl this time

The Mater Dei Catholic High School Knights played the Central High School Cougars at Central High School’s Robert Ashroth Field in Breese, Illinois in the 40th annual Milk Bowl. This year, the Central High School Cougars get to drink out of the Milk Bowl, defeating the Mater Dei Catholic High School Knights 46-35.

How do you fix someone who will do anything for a fix?

Opioid overdoses are being targeted by state and federal lawmakers, but they have limited power and effectiveness on this very personal issue that has been around for thousands of years. Curbing the epidemic must begin at a very personal level.

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Inaugural Belleville Marathon

Over 200 runners take off in the 26.2 mile marathon, the first held in Belleville
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Inaugural Belleville Marathon

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Dionte Rodgers rolls in Edwardsville victory against Belleville East

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Columbia falls to Timberland 4-1 in their first loss of the season

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Murmuration Festival co-founder talks about the unique event

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