Stories By Dominic Genetti

  • Gov. Pritzker signs Unemployment Insurance Agreement This finalizes a bipartisan plan to pay down $1.36 billion in unemployment insurance loan debt remaining from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Try to avoid these airports when you travel If you're traveling for the holidays this year, and you plan to take to the skies, this study could be of good use to you.
  • In the mood for chocolate beer? Get this one locally If you're looking for an enjoyable beer to try out this holiday season, a stout from a brewery in Millstadt might entice you.
  • Watch this Kirstie Alley movie if you haven't already If you're a child of the '90s this may be a blast from the past, if you were born in the '90s search your streaming services, sit back and enjoy.
  • 1 dead in officer involved shooting Officers immediately rendered aid to the suspect who was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.  
  • Candies recalled due to peanut mislabeling The Coos Bay, Oregon based company says the candies may contain undeclared peanuts, according to an announcement from the FDA. 
  • WNBA's Brittney Griner released, Marine vet remains in Russia Brittney Griner, who is a star athlete for Team USA and the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury, has been jailed in Russia since February for possession of cannabis oil that goes into her vape canisters.
  • Child hit by car suffers serious injuries Police said a white Pontiac Grand Prix or Grand Am traveling north on North and South Road struck the child and left the scene.
  • St. Clair man is charged with child porn possession Each charge is punishable by up to 4 to 15 years in prison and up to $1,000 to $100,000 in fines. Canter’s bond was set at $500,000.
  • Remembering Pearl Harbor: 10 front pages following the attack on Pearl Harbor Thousands lost their lives during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, and then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt said it was "a date which will live in infamy." See newspaper front pages from across country in the aftermath.
  • Day of infamy: Pearl Harbor bombed by Japan 81 years ago today Japan felt they had to do something. Dominance in the Pacific couldn't be achieved with the military they had if the U.S. was fully at the ready — their solution was to attack.
  • Cardinals need 2 catchers, Murphy should be No. 1 So who do you get to replace Molina? My choice, and just about every other baseball fan watching the deals and potential deals come to light, is Sean Murphy from the Oakland Athletics
  • It's St. Nicholas Day, here's how it came to be Fact and fiction are intertwined in the story of St. Nick.
  • 63 state counties have elevated community levels of COVID According to a CDC COVID tracker, many of the Metro East counties are currently at a low level — as well as Morgan County to the north — however, bordering counties are at either medium or high levels. 
  • Supreme Court will hear student loan arguments in February Six attorney generals have filed lawsuits stating Biden's program is illegal. 
  • Town hall meetings planned for flood assistance The St. Clair County Emergency Management Agency and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) are hosting the meetings.
  • Watch: Illinois 8th grader sinks full court buzzer beater An Illinois eighth grader's full court, one-handed shot in a Tuesday basketball game gave his school the victory and thus is sending the young man into the viral universe. 
  • New documentary highlights St. Louis' Bosnian community This is the latest collaboration from Director/Producer Joseph Puleo and Executive Producer Rio Vitale, who also made the documentary, "America's Last Little Italy: The Hill."
  • Unclaimed Illinois property auction begins Dec. 5 Jewelry, collectible coins, sports memorabilia and historic souvenirs are among the more than 450 unclaimed property items.
  • Best 2022 Christmas toys by category In a variety of categories, researchers found the most popular toys in the United States for Christmas 2022. Some of the results may surprise you.