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ALTON - Celebrate Small Business Saturday by gathering with your friends and family in Downtown Alton at the Green Gift Bazaar. Alton Main Street is teaming up with the Sierra Club and the YWCA to continue the tradition of “going green” - don’t miss this special occasion to share the... read more
The City of Edwardsville’s Third Annual Winter Market on Dec. 5 should be bigger and better than the first two. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on that Saturday at the site where the Goshen Market is located on the side of the Madison County Courthouse Building. The Winter Market will feature... read more
ALTON - Five Madison County, Illinois, pantries received a delivery from Simmons Hanly Conroy employees on Friday. The firm’s Alton office collected 25,500 pounds of food, and each donation consisted of nearly 5,000 pounds of food items raised during the 9th Annual Simmons Employee Foundation... read more
The Wellness Center at Senior Services Plus is offering a free monthly health & wellness seminar for both members and non-members. On Monday, November 30th, from 9:00am – 10:00am, the general public is invited to attend an informational seminar at Senior Services Plus. The topic of the seminar... read more
EDWARDSVILLE – Afterwords Books of Edwardsville owner LuAnn Locke has always gone the extra mile for her customers. Recently, the national small business movement, Independent We Stand, announced the quarterfinalists, which included Afterwords Books of Edwardsville in the 2015 Independent We Stan... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - An East St. Louis man pleaded guilty today in the December 2013 death of Jarrett D. Mosby, 21, in Madison, Illinois. Swope (d.o.b. 5/22/89), who was charged on Dec. 30, 2013, by State's Attorney Tom Gibbons, pleaded guilty this morning to one count of first-degree murder. Police in Madison... read more
Unemployment rates continue downward trend CHICAGO - Unemployment rates in Illinois fell in 12 metro areas, increased in one and remained the same in one. Seven metro areas across the state saw job loss compared to a year ago, according to preliminary data released today by the Illinois Department o... read more
SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner today granted ten and denied 200 clemency petitions. Nearly 1,200 petitions remain from previous administrations. The 210 clemency petitions Governor Rauner acted upon today are part of dockets dating back to April 2007. Each person granted clemency has recently... read more
SPRINGFIELD – To help increase donations to nonprofit organizations throughout the state, the Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service is joining Forefront in its #ILGive Campaign. ILGive is a statewide, non-partisan movement to support nonprofit communities in Illinois... read more
Did you know that during the early 1900s, basketball became very popular among the girls in the Edwardsville area? This photo shows the 1903 Edwardsville High School sophomore girls team. There were no standardized uniforms at that time. According to the information given with the photo, there... read more

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