82-million comes out of education funding to allow for a balanced state budget. Heartland school administrators say it's not as bad as they expected.
Marble Hill, MO
Three church leaders from the Marble Hill Bible Chapel were in preliminary hearings for the charges of sexually abusing a mentally-challenged woman of their church.
Students reflect a point-of-view not unlike most of the rest of the country -- an even split on sentiments of going to war.
Tons of coal, and an engine lay on the ground after the train collided with a stationary object on a side track the train was not supposed to be on.
School board accepts resignation of its president, but after discussion tonite, makes no determination about their basketball coach.
Thief -- who probably knew the church layout -- entered through a side door, and took the church safe.
Hamilton Co., IL
Tobacco is now a cash crop in Illinois with a handful of farmers planting a low-nicotine content variety. The result -- sold under the 'Quest' brand-name -- is being marketed in Illinois.
Shooting began as robbery, and ended with a short foot chase. The two robbers tried to carry away the entire cash register.
Cape Girardeau, MO
Essential in the day-to-day presentation of news stories, computer graphic designers bring art, computers, and news together into one.
Disbelief and deep sorrow grips the families and friends of the young engaged couple that perished in the Jackson fire. Donations being taken.
Accidental fire from bad appliance cord is the probable cause of the blaze that killed the son of a former fire chief, along with his son's girlfriend.
Teens tell of how they were all burned by the man who threw a can of gas into a bonfire.
Already far beyond the budgeted funds for snow removal, Carbondale street crews are find creative and lean ways to continue the winter battle for city streets.
Cape Girardeau, MO
Auto body shops see an instant boon to their business everytime there are slippery roads to the tune of hundreds or thousands of dollars of repairs per car -- and they're lined up.
The county's biggest city -- Metropolis -- is flush with cash from it's casino tax revenue, and is thinking of sharing the wealth to relieve the county's budget problems.
Superintendents find decision about whether to call off school for snow puts them in a rock-or-hard-place position with parents.
As folks in Tamaroa continue to clean up and get their lives back to normal, another Heartland community looks back on their own train derailment that happened 25 years ago.