Fire crews on the scene of a fire/explosion at a building on Menard in Soulard. (Photo credit: Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

Residents Evacuated After Soulard Gas Explosion

Fire crews are on the scene of an explosion at a building in Soulard. It happened around 1:00 pm at Menard and Shenandoah.


A stock photo of a Chicago-style hot-dog.

Illinois ‘Hot-Dog Seasoning Emergency’ Leads to No-Bid Contract

A contract for hot-dog spices had previously expired and a new one had not yet been put in place, leaving prison officials with no way to purchase the ingredients.


Menard Prison

Weapons Found in Menard Sakedown

Dispute between union and prison officials over how many


Prison, Photo by Evening Standard -Getty Images)

Prison Warden Transferred after Disability Probe

Menard warden was photographed on a fishing trip while on he was on disability leave.


Menard Correctional Center

Report: New Menard Workers’ Comp Cases Pile Up

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — New workers’ compensation claims have continued to pile up this year at Menard Correctional Center despite ongoing probes by federal authorities, a newspaper reported Sunday. According to the Belleville News-Democrat, which […]


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