Belleville Area Humane Society and Local Shelters Spring into Action to Overcome Flood Challenges in St. Clair County

July 27, 2022, Belleville, Il.–  The Belleville Area Humane Society (BAHS) is so very grateful for their community. Yesterday as the waters rose around Belleville Area Humane Society and St. Clair County Animal Adoption Center and Animal Services (SCCAC), THE COMMUNITY SHOWED UP.  The evacuation at the Adoption Center and Animal Services building started there … Read more

Millstadt Food Pantry Update

The Millstadt food pantry is so blessed to have folks that donate every month. One of those very special people is Ned Brubeck . Like clockwork, Ned brings in 24 boxes of complete pancake mix and 24 bottles of syrup. He knows that approximately 50 are distrubuted monthly. Ned, your generosity and kindness is so … Read more

4th Annual Millstadt Tin Man Half Marathon

Runners from ten states (Alaska, California, Colorado, Kansas, South Dakota, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri and Illinois) came to Millstadt on May 22, 2022, for the 4th Annual Millstadt Tin Man Half Marathon and 5K Races. Dave Bereda, from O’Fallon, IL, won the men’s half marathon, while Sadie Smith, from Kirkwood, MO, won the women’s half … Read more

DUI – Drug

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On March 11th a Millstadt Officer stopped a vehicle on 158 and Albert Lane due to speeding and improper lane usage while within the village limits. Upon investigating the driver was arrested under suspicion of Driving Under the Influence. Chemical testing was obtained and sent to the Illinois State Police Crime Lab for analysis. The … Read more

Warrant Arrest

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5/20 – 9:30 p.m. – Grey M. Howell, 28 of Millstadt, was arrested on an Effingham County traffic warrant.  The arrest took place during an incident on West Van Buren Street.

Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon

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6/11 – 12:07 a.m. – Police were called for a disturbance, with a subject possibly being armed.  Police located the subject walking in the street in the 300 block of N. Jefferson St.  Upon investigating a firearm was discovered, and the suspect arrested.  Upon a complete and thorough investigation the information was forwarded to the St. … Read more

Driving While Suspended

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6/05 – 1:08 a.m. – Angela L. McIntyre, 40 of Belleville, cited for Driving While Suspended.  Incident occurred in the 6800 block of State Route 163.


Our all age, no library card required, Summer Reading and Activity Program starts on June 13 and goes until July 23. Join us for 6 full weeks of reading and activities including crafts, “field trips,” a community scavenger hunt, an escape room, and of course, prizes! Visit for more information and our full calendar!

Felony Theft

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On May 23rd police took a report of a stolen catalytic convertor off of a company vehicle at Custom Marble, on South Mulberry Street.  Video surveillance video revealed the theft occurred on Saturday, May 21st, at approximately 5:40 p.m.  The video shows a white in color passenger car enter the parking lot and a subject … Read more

Theft Over

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5/23 – Police responded to Custom Marble, on South Mulberry Street, in reference to a theft.  Persons unknown stole a catalytic convertor off of a company owned vehicle.  Video surveillance revealed the incident occurred on Saturday the 21st, at approximately 5:40 p.m., when a white sedan pulled on to the parking lot.  A passenger got out … Read more

Driving Under the Influence

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5/20 – 2:23 a.m. – Police were called for a vehicle that struck Ott’s Tavern, 20 East Washington Street.  Sulliavn M. Way, 19 of Belleville, charged with DUI – Alcohol, Improper Lane Usage and Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident.

Driving While Suspended/Traffic Crash

4/18 – 4:48 p.m. – Police responded to a two-vehicle traffic crash with no injuries at Washington Street & Jefferson Street.  The at-fault driver, Austin M. Brown-Collins, 22 of Freeburg, was cited for Driving While Suspended.

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

4/13/22 – 8:09 p.m. – Police received an Illinois State Police broadcast of a possible intoxicated driver westbound on Route 158 headed towards Millstadt.  The Millstadt Officer observed the vehicle come into his lane of traffic, and conducted a traffic stop in the first block of East Washington Street.  Upon conducting an investigation the driver … Read more

Assist Other Agency

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5/12 – 5:43 p.m. – A Millstadt Police Officer stopped a vehicle on South Illinois Street, due to the vehicle being wanted in connection with an Aggravated Fleeing & Eluding incident that occurred in Brooklyn two days prior.  A felony traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle and the Smithton Police Department responded to assist.  … Read more

Earth Week at St. James School

From April 18, 2022 – to April 22, 2022, students and staff at St. James School had a fun-filled and educational Earth Week. Students in Art classes made paper mache flower pots from recycled materials. Kindergarteners wrote a report about how caterpillars turn into butterflies. First and Second graders dug into the soil to search … Read more

Wild Explorer’s Club

Kids ages 6 – 12 (younger, older, and parents are also encouraged to participate!) can have fun, learn about nature, and earn unique badges in this new monthly club! Wild Explorer’s Club is a monthly activity and learning club that emphasizes the outdoors and practical learning. Take part on the third Wednesday of the month … Read more

Flavor your meals with low-maintenance homegrown herbs

 Culinary herbs are a favorite of many gardeners. They are easy to grow as they require little care, have few insect and disease problems, and generally prefer moderate fertility levels. In addition, they add fragrance and beauty to the garden. Many herbs such as lavender, sage, and purple basil, are very ornamental and combine nicely … Read more