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  • PatQuinn

    Governor Quinn endorsed by Illinois Sierra Club

    CHICAGO, IL (KTVI) – Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has received an endorsement in his bid to keep his job following the November election. On Saturday, the Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club gave support for the Democratic incumbent in his re-election bid. The Sierra Club has 30,000 members in the Land of Lincoln. The group cited Quinn’s acceptance of the science of climate change, his plans to create jobs in renewable energy, and his ideas for conservation practices for a […]

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    Little House On The Prairie’s Melissa Gilbert signing books Friday night

    The TV show Little House on the Prairie was the back drop to so many people’s lives. Melissa Gilbert played the starring role of Laura Ingalls Wilder.  She was 9-years-old when it started and 19 when the show ended. 40 years have passed since the pilot aired and the family arrived in Walnut Grove in their covered wagon. Now, Melissa Gilbert is offering fans comforting family recipes and childhood favorites in My Prairie Cookbook.  Tonight Melissa G, will sign and […]

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    “No Homework” policy improves home life for youngsters at one Chicago school

    Ashton Brown, a first grade teacher at Hamilton Elementary School, said Wednesday morning that the students responded well when the school’s principal banned homework for kindergarten through second grade this year. Read the full story at Chicago Sun-Times.com Ashlee Rezin/for Sun-Times Media

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    Juveniles taken into custody for firing water pellet gun at school bus

    NORTHWOODS, MO (KTVI) – A bus driver and several students were shot by a water pellet gun Wednesday evening. It happened in Northwoods around 5 pm. Police say a 9 and 11-year-old fired into a Normandy school district bus. One student was taken to the hospital as a precaution. The two juveniles will be sent to family court and charges will be determined.

  • Lake St. Louis Mayor

    Lake St. Louis mayor passes away

    (KTVI) – The city of Lake St. Louis is mourning the death of its mayor. Our news partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said Ralph Sidebottom had been fighting pancreatic cancer. Sidebottom had been in office since winning election in April of 2013. Visitation is set for Friday from 2 pm to 8 pm at Pitman funeral home in Wentzville. His funeral will be Saturday morning at 11 am at the same location. Ralph Sidebottom was 71.

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    Job fair slated for Collinsville Thursday

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – More than a dozen employers will be represented Thursday at a free job fair in Collinsville. The event is slated from 1 pm to 5 pm Thursday afternoon at the Gateway Convention Center that’s at One Gateway Drive in Collinsville. You’re encouraged to bring resumes and be ready for on the spot interviews. There will also be a workshop about how to make a job fair work for you. Ameren, AT & T, Metro, and Union […]

  • Ferguson Town Hall Meetings

    Ferguson to host series of town hall meetings

    (KTVI) – The city of Ferguson announced Wednesday a series of town hall meetings to update residents on proposed changes and to address specific concerns by the community. The first town hall meeting will be Monday night from 6 pm to 8 pm. The topic to be discussed will be misperceptions about Ferguson. Residents can attend one of three meetings: In ward one-The meeting will be held at city hall. In ward two-The meeting is at Wellspring Church on South […]

  • Metro

    Metro and workers reach tentative agreement

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Metro has reached a tentative agreement with members of the Amalgamated Transit Union. The union says the agreement preserves the “defined benefit pension plan”, increases wages and improves health care coverage. Workers will vote on the agreement next week.

  • Timothy Going

    Former track coach and high school teacher pleads guilty to sex crimes

    (KTVI) – A former central Illinois high school teacher and track coach pleads guilty to multiple counts of sex crimes against minors. 43-year-old Timothy Going pleaded guilty to attempted sexual exploitation of minors and with possession of child pornography. Going videotaped a member of the ‘Fairfield Community High School’ track team at a motel in Fairview Heights last November. He also recorded video inside a girls’ locker room at the high school. Going’s sentencing is scheduled for January fifth.

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    Three area malls holding job fairs on Thursday

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Three area malls are holding job fairs on Thursday. Retailers at Chesterfield Mall, South County Center and St. Clair Square are looking to fill full-time, part-time and seasonal positions. A release from mall owners says applicants should come dressed for an interview and bring a resume. Some of the stores located in these malls include American Eagle, CJ Banks, JCPenney, Dillard’s, Lenscrafters and others. The job fair is on Thursday, September 18th from 10am-12pm. More […]

  • Jeff Richardson

    Man uses bat to damage car

    JENNINGS, MO (KTVI) – A baseball bat lands a Jennings man in trouble with the law. 32-year-old Jeff Richardson is charged with felony property damage. Police say Richardson admitted using a baseball bat to repeatedly strike the car of a Jennings homeowner in July, causing more than three-thousand dollars worth of damage.

  • Know Before You Go

    Poplar Street Bridge to undergo maintenance Wednesday night

    ST. LOUI (KTVI) – MoDOT will be closing some lanes on the Poplar Street Bridge Wednesday night. Two westbound right lanes will close starting at 8 pm. Two left lanes will remain open, as well as all eastbound lanes. All the lanes will reopen by 5 am Thursday morning.