Mike Byrne, 67, of New Baden, is a big fan of the YMCA's Livestrong program. He got involved in January at East Belleville YMCA while undergoing treatment for esophageal cancer. His wife Linda Byrne has been amazed at her husband’s progress.
Justin Ponder works out in the East Belleville YMCA fitness center, but he also visits some of the other 24 locations of Gateway Region YMCA while traveling for his job as a U.S. Navy Special Operations scout.
During Monday’s Shiloh Planning Commission public hearing, Dana Link, a project engineer with Thouvenot, Wade & Moerchen Inc., represents Panera Bread and asks for less parking spaces to pave the way for a drive-thru.
Darneshia Williams, a 36-year-old mother of five, talks about losing everything in a house fire in Fariview Heights. Since Friday, she and the youngest four children have been staying in a room at the America's Best Value Inn, provided by the Red Cross.
Hipster parents of Baby Jesus would certainly take a selfie and get gifts from Amazon as the Three Wise Men rode up on Segways. That is one of the nativities from around the world available through Tuesday at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Belleville, IL.