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St. Clair County OKs $7M medical marijuana plan

MARISSA, Ill. (AP) - A southwestern Illinois county has signed off on a planned $7-million medical marijuana venture near the town of Marissa. The Belleville News-Democrat (http://bit.ly/1nXHzIP ) reports that the St. Clair County board voted 21 to 4 on Monday in favor of the farm proposal, which ...
Belleville family survives helicopter scare in Hawaii

- 1 month earlier @ bnd.com: A Belleville family in Hawaii on a Make A Wish trip survived a scare Tuesday when their touring helicopter suffered mechanical problems and went down in a field. According to reports on Maui Now, two adults and four girls -- age 13, 15, 17 and 18 ...

Belleville West student expelled

- 1 month earlier @ bnd.com: Belleville News-Democrat is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open ...

Belleville school districts hire more educators

- 1 month earlier @ bnd.com: In preparation for next school year, the school boards at Belleville District 118 and District 201 hired new educators at meetings this week. Central Junior High in Belleville District 118 will have a new dean of students starting July 1 -- Lacey ...

Polish leader says early elections a possibility

- 1 month earlier @ bnd.com: WARSAW, Poland — Poland's prime minister says early elections within weeks may be necessary if an expanding political crisis sparked by eavesdropping on political leaders is not contained. However, Donald Tusk on Thursday called for the Polish ...

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Police: Illinois man drowns in pond accident

SWANSEA, Ill. (AP) _ St. Clair County police say a man has drowned in a pond following what appears to be a wheelchair or scooter accident. The Belleville News-Democrat reports Swansea police say a 51-year-old Belleville man drowned Sunday at Centennial Park. They say park visitors discovered the man when they saw part of his […]

Illinois man drowns in pond accident

SWANSEA, Ill. (AP) -- St. Clair County police say a man has drowned in a pond following what appears to be a wheelchair or scooter accident.

'Tragic accident': Belleville man drowns in Swansea lake

The man who drowned Sunday in Centennial Park after his motorized wheelchair accidentally plunged in

Dr. Jazz Soda Fountain replica dollhouse

Belleville News-Democrat is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open ...

When iPhone photography called, Belleville teen answered

Eighteen-year old Nic Tullis, of Belleville, has turned his fascination with iPhone photography into an art form. His "Focus on St. Louis" photo won the American Frame and Gallery Award from the Gateway East Artists Guild on July 20 at the "Gateway To ...

Depression-era program had critics, supporters in Belleville

The Belleville Daily Advocate, a Republican newspaper which backed Alf Landon in the 1936 presidential election, had quite a few reservations about the Works Progress Administration of Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt. "Works Progress Not ...

3 charged in alleged theft of used cooking oil

Danbury News Times: According to the Belleville News-Democrat (http://bit.ly/1tNw08j ), 32-year-old Bo Lin of Fairview Heights, 25-year-old Tuo Li of Chicago and 30-year-old Kentvy Wong of Flushing, New York, have been charged with felony theft after their arrests on July 16.

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James Garner dead at 86

Belleville News-Democrat is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open ...

50-state travels

Belleville News-Democrat is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open ...

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Mary McHugh

2001 photo of Mary McHugh as she prepared to retire after 43 years of teaching in Belleville District 118. ... Belleville News-Democrat is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news ...

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Police search for man who robbed Belleville gas station

Police are looking for a man who robbed the Circle K gas station in Belleville last Friday morning. Surveillance video reveals that the suspect was wearing a plastic bag on his head during the robbery at 421 South Belt East. The man also had a blue ...

Bicycle, pickup collide in Belleville

A bicycle and pickup truck collided about 11:40 a.m. Thursday at Frank Scott Parkway and West Main Street in Belleville. The woman bicyclist was walking as paramedics checked her. The bicycle was under the pickup. Details were not immediately available ...

Aldi withdraws rezoning request in Belleville

Belleville's director of economic development and zoning, Emily Fultz, said Aldi had contacted her office Wednesday night asking to withdraw its request for rezoning at the southeast corner of West Main Street and Frank Scott Parkway. The city's zoning ...

Lindenwood University to open Collinsville campus

KMOV.com: The Belleville News-Democrat reports that Lindenwood University in Belleville will open the new campus in 15,000 square feet of leased space that will include seven classrooms, science lab, computer lab, lounge and office space. That site will host ...

170-foot ketchup bottle for sale in Belleville

Would you relish having a towering ketchup bottle? That emblem of roadside Americana could be yours if you fork over enough money.

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Ex-guard charged with having sex with inmate

Castillo Wilken had a baby girl on May 21 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, according to a birth announcement that appeared in the Belleville News-Democrat. Castillo Wilken is married to a former Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center guard ...

Illinois postpones river bridge closure until 2015

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — Commuters between St. Louis and southwestern Illinois are getting a break.

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