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Other Local News Sources | Nov 25, 2015

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 historic downtown shopping & dining experience with your loved ones this holiday season. | Nov 24, 2015

GODFREY, Ill. On Tuesday, December 8 at 5 pm, state Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, and state Sen. Bill Haine, D-Alton, will be partnering with the Illinois Rifle Association to host a Concealed Carry Seminar at the Alton-Wood River Sportsmen's Club, located at 3109 Godfrey Road in Godfrey. | Nov 24, 2015

The Alton-Godfrey Rotary Club will help brighten the Christmas season in the River Bend with its 4th Annual Community Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 13 at 3:00 p.m. at the Ann Whitney Olin Theater in Hatheway Hall at Lewis and Clark Community College. An impressive list of local choirs will perform. | Nov 23, 2015

For 15 years, the River Of Life Family Church, its members and a host of volunteers have opened their hearts to the less fortunate with a Thanksgiving dinner on the Tuesday before the holiday. River Of Life will host another dinner on Tuesday at 3401 Fosterburg Road in Alton and it is expected to be well-attended once again. | Nov 23, 2015

ALTON State Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton , will be hosting a Cell Phones for Soldiers drive beginning Monday, November 23 through Wednesday, December 30. "Many people have old smart phones or tablets that they no longer use," said Beiser. "Cell Phones for Soldiers takes the recycled electronics and puts them to use by giving our servicemen and women overseas free talking time with their loved ones, and provides aid to veteran families in need through emergency funding." | Nov 18, 2015

For multiple months, the Alton Police Department has worked to get the community more involved in assisting with information about criminal activities. The diligence of the officers and the administration appears to be paying significant dividends. | Nov 17, 2015

HARTFORD On Thursday, November 19, state Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, will host his monthly Satellite Office Hours in Hartford. Hartford Satellite Office Hours will be from 10 am until noon at the Hartford Village Hall, located at 140 West Hawthorne Street. | Nov 16, 2015

ALTON Illinois American Water has lifted the boil water order issued on Nov. 15, 2015, to parts of Godfrey, Elsah, Joywood and Principia College . Water quality tests have confirmed the water continues to meet all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Safe Drinking Water Act standards and regulations. | Nov 14, 2015

BETHALTO Bethalto Fire Chief Alex Campbell reflected on a heroic group of hometown firemen and a group of mutual aid responders for likely saving the Pizza Hut next to the Runway Lounge that was engulfed in flames. About 10 Bethalto volunteer firemen showed up quickly to the scene and with the help of some mutual aid responders from Alton and Rosewood Heights, the fire was under control within less than 30 minutes. | Nov 13, 2015

The Alton Education Association voted 251 in favor and 202 against a two-year agreement with the Alton School District on Thursday. Alton Education Association President Brenda Powers said although the contract was approved, it was obvious a lot of those voting against were upset with the contract. | Nov 12, 2015

PEORIA As both an employer and a Ministry of Catholic health care, OSF HealthCare is called to be socially just and recognize the personal worth and dignity of every person served including its own Mission Partners . Effective November 22, 2015, the new minimum wage for all Mission Partners across the OSF HealthCare Ministry will be $10 an hour. | Nov 12, 2015

Crews are making emergency repairs to a transmission water main. While it is not expected that water service or water pressure will be impacted during repairs, pressure regulation will be affected within the new section of water main, the company said. | Nov 12, 2015

On Thursday, November 19th, 2015, from 11:00am 1:00pm, the general public is invited to Senior Services Plus for its annual Thanksgiving Luncheon. For a $4.00 suggested donation, attendees will enjoy a full Thanksgiving meal including dessert. | Nov 11, 2015

ALTON Veterans Day is a day to honor those serving and those who have served our country. This day gives patriotic citizens, groups and organizations the opportunity to truly give thanks to our country's freedom fighters.

Corvettes | Nov 11, 2015

That's what a 22-year-old allegedly did in Alton, Ill., on Monday night, according to local police, who say he now faces serious charges stemming from the incident. The sequence of events all started when Spencer Mills of Mercury Drive, Alton was allegedly driving about 70 to 80 mph on East Broadway in his black Corvette at 11:35 p.m., according to several calls by witnesses to police. | Nov 11, 2015

HARTFORD On Thursday, November 19, state Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, will host his monthly Satellite Office Hours in Hartford. Hartford Satellite Office Hours will be from 10 am until noon at the Hartford Village Hall, located at 140 West Hawthorne Street. | Nov 10, 2015

A devastating, fast-igniting fire engulfed the Runway Lounge in Bethalto at 314 W. Bethalto Blvd. early Tuesday afternoon, leaving behind much destruction to the bar/restaurant. The fire broke out about 1:20 p.m. Tuesday.

Greenwich Citizen | Nov 27, 2015

Aldermen last year agreed to a 10-year contract with Los Angeles-based ICM Partners , giving the company exclusive access to the Gateway Mall over the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. ICM had planned "Summer Rocks," a country music festival over Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend rock festival.

KMIZ | Nov 18, 2015

Winston Calvert told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch only that "there are things I want to do that I can't do as city counselor." He declined to elaborate on his future plans.

River Front Times | Nov 18, 2015

"Fast-casual" is a relatively new term that describes restaurants somewhere between high-end and McDonald's - they don't offer full table service, but still focus on high quality food.

Saint Louis Front Page | Nov 17, 2015

On Nov. 11, 2015, the Missouri Historical Society signed an agreement with the City of St. Louis to take over the Soldiers' Memorial Military Museum, to begin $30 million in renovations, including cleaning the exterior of the building and the Walker Hancock sculptures, as shown above with the statue representing "Courage." Missouri Historical Society to Operate and Renovate Soldiers' Memorial ST.

River Front Times | Nov 17, 2015

When you walk through the doors of the newest restaurant to open in the Macklind Business District in Southampton, the Copper Pig , you'll be greeted by a man named Nhat Nguyen.

River Front Times | Nov 17, 2015

If you missed out on UberKITTENS a few weeks ago, don't get yourself down. On Friday, Nov. 20, Uber will be offering free rides with cute, cuddlya venture capitalists? That's right.

River Front Times | Nov 16, 2015

After terrorist attacks struck the heart of Paris on Friday, buildings around the globe turned red, white and blue in homage to the French.

River Front Times | Nov 16, 2015

"What the hell are y'all doing?" James Forbes has gotten used to being greeted this way by his north St. Louis neighbors - they'll shout it from their car windows as they drive by Good Life Growing, the organic farm that Forbes and his business partners have planted in north St. Louis. | Nov 15, 2015

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," now in its 25th anniversary season of adult, alternative musical theatre, announces casting for the American regional premiere of the new rock musical ATOMIC by Danny Ginges and Philip Fox man, running June 2-25, 2016, in the company's new home, the Marcelle Theater, the new blackbox theatre space in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. This will be the first production of the show since its off Broadway run and considerable revisions.

River Front Times | Nov 13, 2015

One of St. Louis' newest breweries is opening its brand-new tasting room for the first time tonight.

The Missouri Music Hall of Fame will welcome the new faces to its Hall of Fame starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the St. Joseph Museum, 3406 Frederick Ave. A noticeable theme of the inductees, who include the lead singer of a popular Missouri rock band, a concert hall, an academic and a musician-author-publisher, is the common thread of being from St. Louis. That's no accident.

KMIZ | Nov 13, 2015

Soldiers Memorial in St. Louis is now officially in the hands of the Missouri Historical Society, which plans a $30 million renovation of the downtown St. Louis landmark. Mayor Francis Slay used Veteran's Day on Wednesday as an opportunity to formally sign over control of Soldiers Memorial.

Deadline | Nov 12, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Broad Green Pictures just acquired an award-winning biography of Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams as the basis of a biopic on the legendary playwright. Williams plays - A Streetcar Named Desire , Cat On A Hot Tin Roof , The Glass Menagerie , Sweet Bird Of Youth , The Night Of The Iguana , The Rose Tattoo and so many others - have been a mainstay of Broadway for years and have also been brought to the big screen .

River Front Times | Nov 12, 2015

Given his relative ubiquity on stages around St. Louis, it's surprisingly hard to put a label on guitarist Kevin Koehler.

River Front Times | Nov 9, 2015

Rachel Carvalho insists that her Brazilian husband, chef Jorge Carvalho, has been a Midwesterner his entire life.

News Tribune | Nov 8, 2015

Location at 3322 DeMenil Place in St. Louis, the Lemp Mansion Restaurant and Inn welcomes visitors to its paranormal and holiday-themed events year-round. The 1860s-built home is said to be haunted by various members of the Lemp family, a once well-known family in St. Louis for their brewery.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Nov 7, 2015

Mo. mom accused of poisoning 9-year-old son A Missouri woman is accused of poisoning her own child, nearly killing him. Check out this story on Authorities say 35-year-old Rachel Kinsella, of Meadville, Missouri was taking her son to several different hospitals, many miles apart, to get medications for mental health and seizure issues.

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