Robert Schlechter, 18, of Collinsville had been a firefighter for less than two weeks when a fire broke out in the early morning hours of September 4.
32-year-old Jeremiah Jacob, of Columbia, Illinois, was sentenced Friday to 14 months in federal prison.
Getting out of St. Louis for a scenic day trip is too easy. In less than an hour you can be riding through hills, passing acres of vineyards, stopping to sample wine at one of many wineries, exploring a tiny, historic town and marveling at the state’s natural wonders. These are the best drives within 60 miles of the city.
IDNR Director Marc Miller says parks will “absolutely not” be closed.
St. Clair County coroner’s office identifies victim as 22-year-old Joshua Williams.
The flames completely consumed a restaurant, but the big concern was a nearby gas station.
High bacteria levels and flooding continue to keep the beaches closed.