Elizabeth Donald, News Democrat

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Past articles by Elizabeth:

9-year-old serves as ‘mayor for the day,’ oversees Highland City Council meeting

Nine-year-old Brier Engelmann assumed command of the Highland City Council during the June 17 meeting, wielding the gavel with elected Joe Michaelis, the elected mayor. It was a raffle prize her parents won. → Read More

Highland city leaders decide against granting funds for chamber’s annual street art festival

City leaders in Highland voted against granting funds for the chamber of commerce’s annual street art festival. The concern arose after a councilman raised questions about increased money for signage. → Read More

Highland continues weighing number of inspections required for residential housing

With a scuffling residential housing growth rate, Highland continues weighing whether or not to boost the housing market is fewer inspections. The city council is expected to take up a final proposal in July, → Read More

Highland City Council mulls over allowing food trucks

Highland residents might see food trucks, as the city council is considering an ordinance to regulate their appearance. Council members want to avoid taking customers away from brick and mortar businesses. → Read More

Highland City Council rejects all project bids for public safety building

The Highland Public Safety Building is headed back to the drawing board. The Highland City Council on Monday rejected all the bids for the project and has sent it back to the architect. → Read More

Historic Spindler building in its final days

The Spindler building — one of the oldest in Highland — still stands beneath the thick oak trees, but has fallen into complete disrepair. In turn, the Highland City Council has voted to demolish it. → Read More

SIUC and SIUE had turbulent history, even before Dunn’s exit, says area historian

Education news: SIUC and SIUE have turbulent history, says area historian in Southern Illinois near St. Louis MO. He expects it to continue when university president Randy Dunn leaves. → Read More

Tire blowout causes fatal crash on interstate in Southern Illinois, police say

A tire blowout caused a pickup to spin out of control and crashed into a ditch, killing the driver, according to Illinois State Police. The accident occurred in Williamson County IL near Belleville IL and St. Louis MO. → Read More

One dead after car crashes into state trooper’s car in I-55 construction zone

A Hamel, IL man was killed in a crash with a parked state trooper’s squad car on I-55 in a construction zone shortly after noon Friday. The trooper is being treated for serious injuries. → Read More

Hungry Man frozen dinners recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

Food safety news: Hungry Man frozen meals are latest in a series of snack and convenience foods to be recalled for possible salmonella contamination in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL, and St. Louis, MO. → Read More

Southern Illinois nursing home evacuated due to chlorine gas

News: A Mount Vernon, IL, nursing home in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL, and St. Louis, MO, was evacuated after a cleaning-solution mishap made chlorine gas. Two employees were treated for inhalation. → Read More

Homophobic slurs spray-painted on sidewalks of SIUE quad; police looking for suspects

Crime news: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Police are looking for people who allegedly painted homophobic slurs on sidewalks of SIUE quad in Edwardsville, IL, near Belleville, IL, and St. Louis, MO. → Read More

Police seek man accused of grabbing ring from jewelery story and sprinting out

Crime news: Surveillance video footage shows a suspect take a diamond ring from Hudson Jewelers in Edwardsville, IL, in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO, and running out of the store without paying for it. → Read More

Body found at Frank Holten state park in East St. Louis

Crime news: Illinois State Police confirmed that a body was found Tuesday night at Frank Holten State Park in East St. Louis, IL, in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL, and St. Louis, MO. → Read More

Four juveniles in custody following carjacking at Belleville gas station

Crime news: Police say four juveniles are in custody after a carjacking at a Belleville, IL, BP gas station in Southern Illinois. They were arrested in St. Louis, MO, and the car was recovered in Riverview, MO. → Read More

Goldfish crackers are being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

Food safety news: Pepperidge Farm is recalling Goldfish crackers due to a possible contamination with salmonella. The whey powder used in a flavoring may have been contaminated, according to the manufacturer. → Read More

Parasite outbreak tied to McDonald’s salads tops 200 cases in Illinois

Heath and safety news: More than 200 cases have been reported of the intestinal parasite infection that has been linked to McDonald’s salads, among other sources. → Read More

Belleville attorney selected as new associate judge for 20th circuit

News: A Belleville, IL, attorney has been selected as a new associate judge for the 20th Judicial Circuit in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO. → Read More

Man accused of driving car into Alton crowd, killing one, is charged with murder

Crime news: A Bethalto, IL, man accused of driving into a group of people in an Alton, IL, parking lot early has been charged with murder in the death of one woman in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO. → Read More

Wild horses, burros will be available for sale or adoption in Illinois next month

Wild horses and burros will be offered for sale or adoption in August in Ewing, IL as part of an ongoing program with the federal Bureau of Land Management. → Read More