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RiverBender.com | Aug 25, 2016

Rauschkolb, a lieutenant with the Alton Police Department said he has been considering running for a few years, and was finally convinced to do it after having discussions with his family. He has served on the police force for over two decades, and said that experience will allow him to be a good candidate for the position of Mayor of Alton.

Daily Egyptian | Aug 25, 2016

Matt Risley remembers one of the last times he saw his friend and fraternity brother, Daniel Marcum, as they drove two weeks before Marcum's passing while listening to Jake Owen's "Everybody Dies Young." Daniel Conrad Marcum, a May 2013 SIU graduate in agricultural systems from Alton, was killed in an ATV rollover while driving along Terpening Road in Alton on Sunday, according to the Alton Daily News .

RiverBender.com | Aug 25, 2016

This Sunday, August 28th, Aaron Agne of Ragin Cajun Restaurant and Piano Bar has graciously offered 50% of the receipts to go toward the Save the Towata Studio fund on the GoFundMe page started by James Thompson. The fund is to support the financial portion of removing, cataloging and storing several Works by Arthur "Art" Towata, A well known Pottery Artist and Painter who has owned a gallery in Alton and taught his craft at Monticello College, SIUE and his studio on Piasa Street for over 50 years.

RiverBender.com | Aug 24, 2016

Steve Walker , owner of S&S Sandwich Shop , partnered up with Ryan Hansen, owner of Hansen Meat Packing, and from that built the food truck called Pig on a Wing. "After attending the 2015 Sauce Magazine Alton Food Truck Festival I decided it's time to build a food truck," Walker said.

RiverBender.com | Aug 24, 2016

On Saturday, people from across the St. Louis Metro Area flocked to Alton to sample a bit of beer, music and art for two annual events. Rock the Hops took place throughout Downtown Alton along Third and State Street with a shuttle connecting it to Old Bakery Beer Company .

RiverBender.com | Aug 23, 2016

An author and "racial justice educator" is set to kick off a YWCA of Alton speaker series on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Alton Middle School.

RiverBender.com | Aug 23, 2016

WOOD RIVER A blaze broke out Tuesday morning in an apartment complex in the 500 block of Grove Avenue in Wood River. It was a multi-alarm fire, with Wood River Fire Department leading the way.

RiverBender.com | Aug 22, 2016

Employees from CNB Bank & Trust's Alton location were proud to support a great local resource for area youth as they recently made a donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Alton. CNB in Alton had a great response to ticket sales for CNB's Cardinals Night on July 16. Tickets for the game were sold at all CNB locations and online at www.cnbil.com, with 100% of the proceeds in each community being donated to local non-profit organizations.

RiverBender.com | Aug 19, 2016

ALTON According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention , each year hundreds of thousands of adults over the age of 60 are abused, neglected or financially exploited. Senior Services Plus , located at 2603 North Rogers Ave in Alton , will be hosting an Elder Abuse Prevention Conference to help senior citizens and their families recognize these problems and put a stop to them before it even starts.

RiverBender.com | Aug 19, 2016

Bring Us Your TV's! Looking for somewhere to recycle your TV's and electronics? CJD E-Cycling is one of the few businesses in the area that will take those old CRT, Projection, & Console TV's off your hands. Come and join us for our upcoming E-Waste Drive.

RiverBender.com | Aug 19, 2016

ALTON, IL The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rivers Project Office, invites you to join us for river pool management presentations and an open house on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at the National Great Rivers Museum in E. Alton, IL. Joan Stemler, Chief of Water Control Operations, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, will first discuss: 1) Mississippi River pool management, 2) river issues, 3) current projects, and 4) plans for the future.

RiverBender.com | Aug 18, 2016

The Alton Food Truck Festival will run from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater. Sauce Magazine is the sponsor and coordinator for the event.

RiverBender.com | Aug 18, 2016

The City of Alton and Republic Services are again partnering to help rid the area of large/bulk items that need to be discarded with a special day on Saturday, Oct. 1. The city is attempting to announce the day ahead of time so Alton residents can be prepared for the special day. The event is open to Alton residents only.

RiverBender.com | Aug 17, 2016

The latest and greatest news of Downtown Alton is revealed and discussed at a quarterly forum called, " What's Up, Downtown ?" The event was created by Alton Main Street , who facilitates the event as well. It is held at the Jacoby Center for the Arts every quarter.

The Times | Aug 17, 2016

For the Schrimpf family, high costs could mean losing 17 union jobs. And for Paul Levin, an outdated system has caused a lifetime of pain.

RiverBender.com | Aug 16, 2016

The Jamie Hines Discovery Garden in Godfrey and Hunterstown neighborhood in Alton will be welcoming students from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville this weekend on Saturday, August 20th. Students participating in a day of service will be picking up litter in the areas, weeding, planting trees and plants, and other efforts to keep each area fresh.

RiverBender.com | Aug 16, 2016

Two long-term Alton teachers received some prestigious recognition at the annual Illinois Family & Consumer Sciences Teachers Association Conference in July. Sharon Ferree and Regina Birch were both awarded honors at the conference.

River Front Times | Aug 26, 2016

You already know that there are plenty of reasons to love St. Louis. We have lots of free attractions, the best city park in the nation , and a kick-ass real estate market , just to name a few perks.

River Front Times | Aug 26, 2016

Record release shows and multi-day fests are on special this weekend. In the former category there's the Vigilettes, who will be releasing their new album this Friday at Off Broadway, and well as the Vondrukes, who will do the same thing at the same place, just a day later.

News Tribune | Aug 26, 2016

Lincoln University faculty gather for a Faculty Senate meeting Thursday morning in Martin Luther King Hall. Some employees discussed forming a union with the Missouri National Education Association.

RiverBender.com | Aug 25, 2016

Midwest Cyber Center of Excellence is hosting a MWCCOE HackSpace Competition for high school and middle school students Saturday, Sept. 10 and 17. MWCCOE's CyberPatriot recruitment event in the St. Louis area will be Sept.

River Front Times | Aug 25, 2016

Now that the city has decided to sort of, kind of, stop people from smoking in bars , and the county has decided to sort of, kind of leave that one alone for a while, the next big tobacco fight is about age limits to buy cigarettes.

River Front Times | Aug 25, 2016

There is no such thing as a bad bar - only a bar that isn't right for you at a particular time or place.

River Front Times | Aug 25, 2016

A quick list of true-blue, dyed-in-the-wool, I'm-so-St.-Louis bona fides may include any of the following metrics: recognition of local high school mascots, tolerance for extreme humidity and the presence of Provel in the bloodstream.

Streetsblog | Aug 24, 2016

Pedestrian access to transit is important. A recent study by TransitCenter found that people who use transit most often tend to walk to the bus or train.

River Front Times | Aug 24, 2016

A 16,000-square-foot space downtown could become an indoor recreation center - with everything from foosball to ping pong to bocce to batting cages, as well as a good place to sit down with a cup of coffee.

Oakville Call | Aug 24, 2016

City Attorney Robert E. Jones, right, claps for new Sunset Hills City Administrator Eric Sterman as Mayor Pat Fribis welcomes him to the city at his first Board of Aldermen meeting Aug. 9. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. One month into the job, the first-ever Sunset Hills city administrator is enjoying the city, the community and the challenge of restructuring City Hall around his new position.

News Tribune | Aug 23, 2016

The Trump-Pence announcement named Aaron Willard, whose previous jobs include serving as chief of staff for two Missouri House speakers, as the Missouri state director for the Trump-Pence campaign. Todd Abrajano, who was the state House communications director in 2005-06, will be the presidential campaign's Missouri communications director.

NewsOK.com | Aug 23, 2016

More than 2,000 downtown streetlights will get colorful light strips with "smart technology" as part of an effort to brand downtown and improve public safety. The $4 million project also will replace old halogen bulbs in so-called "cobra head streetlights," named for their wide shapes on top, with the light-emitting diode bulbs.

BroadwayWorld.com | Aug 22, 2016

There's a real reason to rejoice for everybody's favorite nun, Deloris Van Cartier , is coming to STAGES to stir up her special brand of habit-forming fun! Playing September 9-October 9 at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, Sister Act will close STAGES' 30th Anniversary Season with the gift of laughter, the power of music, and a touch of heavenly inspiration. Join the happy multitudes who have made Sister Act one of Broadway's favorite new musical comedies and enjoy all the fun, laughter, and irresistible music that packed pews all over America in this regional theatre premiere.

River Front Times | Aug 22, 2016

The city inspectors got Bernie's Place in June. The bar, which stands out in bright blue and yellow among the drab brick warehouses and machine shops of the Near North Riverfront neighborhood, didn't have "No Smoking" signs posted, and an inspector spotted ashtrays, according to the city Health Department.

Business Journal | Aug 19, 2016

SunEdison Semiconductor Limited reached an agreement to be acquired by GlobalWafers Co.

River Front Times | Aug 19, 2016

The weekend in St. Louis promises loads of fun - a bike ramble and a brew fest downtown, an opera at Union Avenue Christian Church and several intriguing plays.

River Front Times | Aug 19, 2016

By matter of happenstance, the vast majority of our picks for the best shows in town this weekend feature local performers.



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