File photo of barge on Mississippi River.

Once Sunken Towboat Ready to Move to Repair Docks

A Mississippi River towboat that partially sank just over two weeks ago is nearly ready to begin its 350-mile trip to a St. Louis-area repair facility.


map LeClaire Iowa

Towboat Leaking Oil in Mississippi River Near Quad Cities

The 144-foot Stephen L. Colby towboat struck something below the water near LeClaire, Iowa Monday afternoon causing it to sink.


Children play at the Edwardsville Children's Museum, via the museum's website.

Edwardsville Children’s Museum Struggling to Survive

To keep admission fees affordable, the museum has been dipping into its savings every year since the Great Recession began.


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