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A New Douglas couple has been indicted by a Madison County Grand Jury on 11 counts of child endangerment and 1 count of involuntary manslaughter.  The manslaughter charge relates to the death of ...read more
Another retail giant is announcing cutbacks, but it is not clear what that may mean for Alton. J.C. Penny announced this morning (Friday) it will be closing between 130 and 140 stores nationwide. Macy...read more
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Jealousy is believed to be the motive behind an alleged attack Thursday morning in Wood River. Police arrested 24-year-old James A. Pritchard of the 100 block of Grand in East Alton after he allegedly...read more
An Edwardsville man is facing federal bank robbery charges after he allegedly held up the U.S. Bank in O'Fallon, Illinois, earlier this month. 36 year old Marcus Thornton is facing up to 20 years in p...read more
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An extension of the improvements to Godfrey's Pierce Lane is being planned by the village.  The extension to the north could eventually run all the way to Winter Lane, but for now, it looks like ...read more
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Expect to see Girl Scouts scattered around the Riverbend this weekend.  Friday through Sunday, February 24-26is National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend.  You will be able to buy Girl Scout Cookie...read more
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Illinois' largest public employee union announced Thursday its members' approval of a strike authorization. Gov. Bruce Rauner said that every day that goes by without a new contract c...read more
A Madison County Judge upheld a decision by the Alton Electoral Board that will keep a candidate for mayor of Alton off the ballot.  Dan Rauschkolb appealed to the court after the board ruled he ...read more
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The same state senator responsible for the law that raised the speed limit on interstates to 70 is now looking to raise it to 75.State Sen. Jim Oberweis, R-Sugar Grove, says speed limits should be set...read more
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Construction of the new Wood River Police Department building remains on hold as the Environmental Protection Agency has now apparently requested more time to finish its paperwork.  British Petro...read more
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A Washington Park man has been charged in Tuesday's bank robbery in Upper Alton.  31-year-old Traveonne M. Clark of Washington Park is charged with Aggravated Robbery and Financial Institution Ro...read more
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A new scheme to harvest your personal information through social media is a reminder to be cautious of clicking on nearly any links from sources you are not familiar with while online.  Facebook ...read more
Three people were injured in a serious accident in Granite City early Thursday.  The names of those involved have not been released, but police believe it involved a driver heading the wrong way ...read more
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Reports of a break-in at the Madison County Administration Building are unfounded, according to the County Board Chairman. Kurt Prenzler claims a report from the Belleville News-Democrat tried to conn...read more
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Lewis and Clark Community College is entering into a 2+2 agreement with the University of Missouri - St. Louis. The new transfer agreement will help provide what the college calls a seamless transfer ...read more
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