Teri Maddox, News Democrat

Teri Maddox

News Democrat

Belleville, IL, United States

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Past articles by Teri:

Mary’s Hidden Treasures thrift shop is going out of business

Mary’s Hidden Treasures, a thrift shop in Belleville, in Southern Illinois, is closing this year. The owner is holding a going-out-of-business sale with lower prices on clothing, toys, household and other second-hand items. → Read More

Mungo’s Uptown adds to excitement about new restaurants in downtown Collinsville

Mungo’s Uptown, a popular place to eat, has opened its new location after closing its Mungo’s Italian Eatery site in O’Fallon. The food eatery serves pasta, steaks, seafood, chicken, pork and veal. → Read More

Edwardsville mall filling up with Chicken Salad Chick, Strange Donuts and Global Brew

Chicken Salad Chick has opened in the Ironworks strip mall in Edwardsville, in Southern Illinois, joining Sugarfire Smoke House. Two other restaurants, Strange Donuts and Global Brew, are coming later this summer. → Read More

Belleville Diocese releases bishop’s remarks on occasion of his 75th birthday fundraiser

The birthday gala was to be a fundraiser for various charities in the diocese. Canon law requires bishops to submit letters of resignation to the pope when they turn 75. The pope can accept the requests, or ask bishops to continue to serve. → Read More

Chicken Salad Chick restaurant is open in Edwardsville, O’Fallon location in the works

The Alabama-based restaurant chain Chicken Salad Chick opened its first Illinois location in Edwardsville today. It serves sandwiches, soups, salads and cookies. There also are two locations in the St. Louis area. → Read More

Belleville Diocese waiting to see if Pope accepts resignation of controversial bishop

Edward Braxton, the controversial catholic church bishop of the diocese of Belleville in Illinois, has turned in his resignation to Pope Francis. Canon law requires bishops to retire on their 75th birthday → Read More

Belleville woman’s handmade hat will be displayed at Kentucky Derby Museum

Milliner Dianne Isbell received a hat award at the Forest Park Forever luncheon in STL, Missouri, and one of her hats will be displayed at the Kentucky Derby museum at Churchill Downs in Louisville.. → Read More

Family-owned restaurant in Pierron serves barbecue, burgers and bourbon

The Wooden Tie is a popular place to eat and dive bar in Pierron. The food eatery serves barbecue, smoked meats, burgers and other sandwiches while offering a full bar with a wide variety of bourbon and liquor. → Read More

Here’s what you need to know about the Blues’ Stanley Cup parade and rally downtown Saturday

The St. Louis Blues have announced additional details for the Stanley Cup victory parade and civic celebration on Saturday in downtown St. Louis, including transportation, parking, security and concessions. → Read More

Brother publishes book on brutal Mascoutah prom murders from 50 years ago

The book “Bad Moon Rising” was self-published by Eddie Morrison, brother of Mike Morrison, who was murdered after prom in 1969, along with his girlfriend, Debbie Means, between Mascoutah and Freeburg, IL, in Southern Illinois. → Read More

The Cup bakeries sell cupcakes to celebrate Stanley Cup victory of St. Louis Blues

The Cup bakeries in Edwardsville and St. Louis have sold thousands of cupcakes called “Stanley” and “Gloria” since the St. Louis Blues began competing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Now they’re offering “Sweet Victory” cupcakes. → Read More

Dierbergs to begin offering curbside pickup for customers who call ahead

Dierbergs is now offering curbside pickup of groceries to customers who call ahead and place orders at all 25 of its stores in Missouri and Illinois, including those in Edwardsville and Shiloh, IL. → Read More

BEAST Craft BBQ to open second location in The Grove neighborhood of St. Louis

BEAST Craft BBQ in Belleville, Illinois, will open a second location called “BEAST Butcher & Block” in The Grove neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, on Saturday. It will include a butcher shop and a “fire-to-table” restaurant space. → Read More

Steve Miller concert in Alton moved to new location due to flooding

A concert by the Steve Miller Band and Marty Stuart on Friday night, June 21, will move from Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater to the parking lot of Alton Square mall due to flooding on the Mississippi riverfront, in Southern Illinois. → Read More

Fairview Heights went from quiet crossroads to shopping mecca in 50 years

Fairview Heights, IL, one of the youngest cities in Southern Illinois, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The city has gone from a quiet crossroads to a shopping mecca since residents voted to incorporate in 1969. → Read More

Court filings shed little light on circumstances or motive in Edwardsville murders

Residents still don’t know much about the stabbing deaths of Lois and Michael Ladd in this Southern Illinois town of Edwardsville. The state’s attorney is seeking a mandatory life sentence for murder suspect Zachary Capers → Read More

Belleville has a new place for doughnuts and cold treats, while “Eddy” gets Sugarfire

Snowie Sweet Treats has replaced Scoops Ice Cream Shop in a strip mall on West Main Street in Belleville, IL, in Southern Illinois. It serves Pharaoh’s doughnuts, soft-serve ice cream, concretes and shaved ice. → Read More

Snowie Sweet Treats serves doughnuts, ice cream and shaved ice in Belleville

Snowie Sweet Treats has replaced Scoops Ice Cream Shop in a strip mall on West Main Street in Belleville, IL, in Southern Illinois. It serves Pharaoh’s doughnuts, soft-serve ice cream, concretes and shaved ice. → Read More

Sugarfire to open barbecue restaurant in Edwardsville, joining O’Fallon in metro-east

Sugarfire Smoke House, a restaurant chain based in St. Louis, is opening a new Southern Illinois location this week. It specializes in barbecue but also serves burgers, salads, pie, shakes and craft beer. → Read More

Two burger places get statewide notice while another spot closes

If you’re a burger fan, you lost a place to visit in Fairview Heights when TBD Bar + Social closed but you can go to two other metro-east spots, the Mascoutah Steak House and JV’s Downtown Bar and Grill in Waterloo, which each gained attention for having a Top 5 burger in Illinois. → Read More