When the St. Louis Art Museum closes on Sunday evening, they will stay closed for two weeks.
The museum is closing temporarily to prepare for the opening of the new east building expansion. When the museum reopens on June 29 they will have the have 21 new galleries that can display 230 works of art.
After opening ceremonies at 10AM on the 29th, there will festivities on the museum grounds that include food booths, a live musical performance, and hands on craft displays.
More info can be found at SLAM.org.
Just in time for the 4th of July, there are new requirements for anyone looking to purchase fireworks in Belleville.
Consumers have to show proof they have completed a 15 minute safety class. Illinois has a statewide ban on fireworks. Local communities can vote to allow fireworks and other pyrotechnics, but only residents who have completed the test can purchase them.
The Illinois State Fire Marshal has the safety class on their website. The Belleville Fire Department will administer the class and hopes to have it online later this month.
A Granite City man faces charges for allegedly stabbing his estranged wife to death.
The Police report says that Marissa Stainback was walking with a male friend yesterday afternoon when Tyrone Stainback approached her and stabbed her. Marissa was rushed to the hospital, but the Madison County Coroner confirmed she died from several stab wounds.
Tyrone is being held on no bond and faces 1st degree murder charges.