Madison and St. Clair counties, both just across the river from St. Louis, are allowing same-sex couples to marry three months ahead of schedule.
It's no secret that folks in the St. Louis region like to throw a few back from time time. Sometimes every day, in fact. We live in a beer town, and many of us are quite proud of that piece of our cultural heritage, thank you very much. But is it possible to split up the alcohol-consumption demogra ... More >>
Monroe County Sheep Producers Need a boneless leg of lamb for Easter dinner? Or are you feeling the need to frolic with sweet baby lambs in the spring sunshine? Either way, head to Waterloo, Illinois this Saturday for the 25th Annual Southern Illinois Sheep and Craft Festival. The event's hos ... More >>
Chris Coleman's home is up for auction. Crime scene tape not included.UPDATE 2:21 p.m.: According to Diane Sendelbeck, Monroe County's deputy court clerk, the Coleman casa sold for $256,419.96.The buyer? Wells Fargo Bank.Sendelbeck said nobody from the public bid on the house."Channel 2 and 4 and ... More >>
The Coleman family.It was a bright sunny morning -- just like today -- when a year ago Christopher Coleman called the Columbia, Illinois, police. The 32-year-old Coleman, an evangelical Christian and bodyguard for a televangelist, said he was at the gym for a pre-dawn workout and was concerned th ... More >>
Image SourceThis week was chock full of news near and far, weird and weirder, as we discussed crop mobs (started in North Carolina and now popping up at a farm near you), grills across the world, and a British woman who found Jesus -- in her gum! But that's not all. W ... More >>
Robin WheelerSweet little lamb...gonna be good eatin'!It's lamb season, and they're celebrating in Monroe County, Illinois. Take a short drive across the Jefferson Barracks Bridge this Saturday, April 10, to the Monroe County Fairgrounds in Waterloo to celebrate spring at the Monroe County Sh ... More >>
Even leaving aside the public servants (Jeff Smith, Steve Brown, T.D. El-Amin) who got caught red-handed this year, 2009 offered a bumper crop of truly stupid crimes. 10. Savvy Hillbillies Employ Dogs Eight men from 'round the town of Doniphan allegedly thought they could outsmart ma ... More >>
bnd.comAndrew SchneiderThank God for morons. Without them we wouldn't be able to share stories like this one from over in Waterloo, Illinois. Police say Tuesday night Andrew J. Schneider, 29, and Trent J. Gilliam, 35, drove a truck onto the lawn of the Monroe County Courthouse and hooked it up to an ... More >>
Week of March 23, 2006
Monroe and Randolph Counties, Ill.
Published the week of Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 2000
In Monroe County, Ill., some visitors are more welcome than others