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RiverBender.com | Feb 4, 2016

EAST ALTON On Thursday, January 21, State Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton , hosted his monthly satellite office hours meeting in East Alton to make his staff more easily accessible to area residents that do not live in Alton and help constituents gain access to state services. "I believe that satellite office hours provides a great resource to the community," said Beiser.

RiverBender.com | Feb 3, 2016

Metro-East/St. Louis area public accounting firms Franklin & Vaughn, LLC and Croxford & Company, PC are pleased to announce their combination effective October 1, 2015.

RiverBender.com | Feb 2, 2016

ALTON, IL If you're concerned about skin cancer, particularly on your hands or face, Alton Memorial Hospital is having a free screening from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in Medical Office Building C . Advance appointments are required, so call 1-800-392-0936 to set up an appointment.

RiverBender.com | Feb 2, 2016

Notice is hereby given by the Historical Commission of the City of Alton, Illinois, that a public hearing will be held in the Alton City Council Chambers, 101 E. Third Street, Alton, Illinois, on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. regarding the proposed re-inventorying of the Middletown Historic District. Upon conclusion of the public hearing, the Historical Commission may take action on necessary steps to advance this update project.

RiverBender.com | Feb 2, 2016

GODFREY A local auto body shop recently helped give an important Lewis and Clark Community College training tool a much needed facelift. In September, Freer Auto Body, of Alton, put more than $8,000 into getting the college's ambulance prepped and painted for a new wrap to be applied.

RiverBender.com | Feb 2, 2016

ALTON, Ill. State Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, will be partnering with Well Care Health Plans and the American Heart Association to host a Heart Month Health Fair on Saturday, February 27 from 10 am until 1 pm at the Alton Salvation Army, located at 525 Alby St. in Alton.

RiverBender.com | Feb 2, 2016

ALTON Singer/songwriters Tia McGraff and Tommy Parham have played before audiences in Canada, Europe and the United States but they'll return home to perform their unique mix of country and folk at Jacoby Arts Center at 3 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 14. McGraff hails from Port Rowan, ON, Canada; Parham has family roots in Alton. The last time the couple played JAC was in 2014.

RiverBender.com | Feb 2, 2016

"Steve has the ideal combination of bank leadership, community leadership and strong local roots," said Tom Hough, CEO of Carrollton Bank. "We are extremely pleased that a veteran banker like Steve has chosen to join our bank."

RiverBender.com | Jan 30, 2016

Schwarte captured the Ambassador of the Year Award for the second consecutive year at the RiverBend Growth Association's Annual Dinner on Thursday night at Lewis and Clark Community College "I am convinced that the RiverBend Growth Association is a top tier driver of commerce and economic development in the region and that we represent all the members," Schwarte said. Pat is a lifelong resident of Alton, living just two doors down from where he grew up on Prospect Street.

RiverBender.com | Jan 29, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - State Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, issued the following statement regarding Gov. Bruce Rauner's State of the State address Wednesday: "Since May, I have supported many different spending plans that would fund the life-saving programs that our community members rely upon.

RiverBender.com | Jan 28, 2016

ALTON Bishop Carl Woodard has been the pastor of True Church House of Prayer in Alton for approaching 25 years and he will leave a legacy for his work, not only here, but other churches across the country. Woodard's church is Pentecostal, and located at 1414 Pearl St. in Alton.

River Front Times | Jan 28, 2016

When the Alton, Illinois-based trio Hope & Therapy began in 2008, singer and keyboardist Hope Gaines had spent a short lifetime as a music fan - poring over her stepfather's record collection, going to shows, penning her own tunes.

RiverBender.com | Jan 27, 2016

BELLEVILLE Illinois American Water announced today that the application process is now open for its 2016 Environmental Grant Program. The program supports innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect the watersheds through partnerships.

RiverBender.com | Jan 27, 2016

The February installment of the Piasa Palisades Group, Sierra Club Speaker Series will feature Dr. Peter Minchin. Dr. Minchin received his B.S. in Botany from the University of Tasmania in 1976 and his Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Tasmania in 1984.

RiverBender.com | Jan 27, 2016

Since 1991, the YWCA of Alton has awarded scholarships to high school senior women in the YWCA's service area who demonstrate leadership and a sustained commitment to bettering their community. Scholarship applications are available at the school's guidance office.

RiverBender.com | Jan 26, 2016

Longtime Assistant State's Attorney James W. Buckley was recently honored by the Southwestern Illinois Law Enforcement Commission and Southern Illinois Police Chief's Association at their 24th Annual Awards Banquet held January 20, 2016 in Fairview Heights. Assistant State's Attorney Buckley was given the annual Prosecutor Award which recognizes recipients for their moral and ethical standards, dependability, loyalty, and awareness and sensitivity to victims' rights.

RiverBender.com | Jan 26, 2016

Herman Allen, director of the Salvation Army Booth House , is happy that Jim White and the Alton/Godfrey Rotary Clu b converged on the Salvation Army Booth House in Alton this past weekend and replaced five of seven dilapidated and drafty windows. White, Rotary Club Booth House Project Chairman, said: "Mr. Allen reached out to me and shared that the utility bills have just been eating them alive and that the men's bedrooms were very drafty."

River Front Times | Feb 5, 2016

Presented by Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble through February 13 at the Chapel .

River Front Times | Feb 5, 2016

In a bit of good news for an area that has seen many closings and shuttered shops in recent months, Pageant co-owners Joe Edwards and Patrick Hagin announced today that they will be opening a new concert venue in the Loop.

Field of Schemes | Feb 4, 2016

Coming off the loss of the Rams , St. Louis' leaders have come up with a can't fail strategy for boosting the city and its fortunes: Spend hundreds of millions to improve the convention center and domed stadium complex abandoned by the Rams to better compete in the national convention market. Kitty Ratcliffe, head of the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission, owner of the center and dome, recently proclaimed, "Our competitors are building, while we've been doing nothing."

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Feb 3, 2016

Nine out of 10 of Missouri's "most boring places" are suburbs of St. Louis, at least according to the website RoadSnacks. 9 out of 10 of MO's 'most boring places' are STL suburbs ST.

Daily Herald | Feb 3, 2016

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and other city leaders want Missouri lawmakers to support plans to keep a federal spy agency from moving its regional headquarters to southern Illinois. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Slay was among those testifying Tuesday before a Missouri Senate panel considering a resolution on behalf of the city's National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency bid.

Full service management company Hines & Hunt's Justine Hunt shares her industry insight at Images Agency in St Louis this Saturday, February 6th. Justine has worked with Emmy nominees, feature films actors, and has a career of experiences to share.

River Front Times | Feb 2, 2016

"I've known people for quite a few years who didn't realize it wasn't my real last name," says Tommy Andrew of Randolfi's about his nickname.

River Front Times | Feb 1, 2016

St. Louis is heating up, both weather- and music-wise. Crossover monsters Power Trip will start the week off right with a little hardcore-damaged thrash to start you off right.

River Front Times | Feb 1, 2016

The singer handling master of ceremonies duties for Lucy Hamm's 108th birthday starts off with the weather.

River Front Times | Feb 1, 2016

This was a tough month for St. Louis restaurants. Numerous places either closed or announced they would soon be closing - with both downtown and the Loop particularly hard-hit.

Mass Transit | Jan 29, 2016

Metro transit is offering special MetroBus shuttle service for parade-goers and celebrants to safely and conveniently travel to Mardi Gras festivities and the 2016 Grand Parade in the Soulard neighborhood on Saturday, Feb. 6. Metro will operate special Mardi Gras shuttle buses from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. between Soulard and the Civic Center MetroLink Station which is located at the corner of Spruce Street and 14th Street in downtown St. Louis. The special shuttles will run every 15 minutes and will drop off and pick up passengers in Soulard on 10th Street between Carroll Street and Marion Street.

KMBC-TV | Jan 29, 2016

As KMBC 9 News first reported Wednesday night, a new version of the bill will no longer include Kansas City's earnings tax. The earnings tax, also known as the e-tax, taxes 1 percent of the earnings made by anyone who works in Kansas City, regardless of where they live.

HON | Jan 28, 2016

Eating fruits and vegetables that have high levels of substances called flavonoids may help a bit with weight control over time, a new study suggests. "We looked at seven different classes of flavonoids, and we found increased consumption was associated with less weight gain," said study author Monica Bertoia, a research associate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.

CBS News | Jan 28, 2016

The Department of Justice and the city of Ferguson have reached a tentative settlement that would postpone any federal lawsuits over changes to the city's government and police department in the wake of the fatal August 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown .

River Front Times | Jan 27, 2016

The sign at Midtown Sushi is coming down. No, the Japanese restaurant will not be shutting its doors.

Oakville Call | Jan 27, 2016

Biker-themed Sunset Hills restaurant and concert venue Mile 277 will close this week after five years in business. The owners of Mile 277 Tap & Grill, 10709 Watson Road, posted on the restaurant's Facebook page that it will close Saturday, Jan. 30 due to a downturn in business after the opening of Ballpark Village in downtown St. Louis a year ago.

River Front Times | Jan 26, 2016

David Choi didn't exactly ease into the food truck business. "People think I am crazy, but our first day was Food Truck Fridays," he laughs.



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