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RiverBender.com | Feb 25, 2017

Margaret Hopkins was named among a list of ten distinguished women who will be honored at the 2017 St. Louis Women of Achievement Awards on Tuesday, May 16 at the Ritz-Carlton in St. Louis, Mo. Hopkins, who serves the Alton community through projects with the Haskell Playhouse Association, Wreaths Across America, Vintage Voices and many others, has named a Woman of Achievement in the category of Community Betterment.

RiverBender.com | Feb 24, 2017

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. Family Christian Bookstore is announcing today it will close its doors after 85 years in business.

RiverBender.com | Feb 24, 2017

On television shows or in movies, heart attacks are often portrayed as painful, chest-clutching events. While this is sometimes the case, there are often less dramatic and lesser known symptoms that signal a major heart event is occurring.

RiverBender.com | Feb 24, 2017

ALTON, Ill. State Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, is standing with senior advocates to speak out against the Rauner Administration's new rules that will strip care from 40,000 elderly residents, remove criminal background check requirements for caregivers and create new costly bureaucracy, all while reducing the overall quality of care for seniors.

RiverBender.com | Feb 24, 2017

In times of tight school funding, the Alton Educational Foundation is making a financial difference in the system that few other organizations in other districts can match. Recently, the organization held its Third Annual "Guardians of Education" Breakfast at North Elementary School in Alton.

RiverBender.com | Feb 24, 2017

To help local residents save money on utility costs, state Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, will host a utility bill clinic with the Citizens Utility Board on March 3. "With the rising costs of energy, saving every little bit counts for anyone living on a fixed income, especially our working families and seniors," Beiser said. "I would encourage everyone to allow the experts from the CUB to take a look at their bill and see what simple ways they could save money or reduce their overall monthly costs."

RiverBender.com | Feb 23, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE After contesting the Alton Electoral Board's ruling that he could not run on the Alton ballot for mayor on April 4, 2017, Dan Rauskolb took it to Madison County Circuit Court. Both Rauskolb and Joshua Young will be able to run in the Alton general mayor election in April as write-in candidates.

RiverBender.com | Feb 23, 2017

A Volkswagen SUV overturned in a crash with a Ford F-150 truck around 10 a.m. Thursday at 20th Street and Alby Stree t in Alton. Alton Police and Fire Departments responded immediately to the scene of the accident.

RiverBender.com | Feb 23, 2017

Alton mayoral candidate Scott Dixon held a town hall meeting at the RiverBender.com Community Center on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in which he said current Alton Mayor Brant Walker uses "deceptive statistics" to make his administration look as if it is making Alton better. Dixon, as well as Joshua Young and Dan Rauschkolb , is running against Walker for the upcoming April 4, 2017, Alton mayoral election.

RiverBender.com | Feb 22, 2017

Mark A. McFarland, 58, of Springfield, IL., pled guilty on February 21, 2017, to two bankruptcy fraud charges in United States District Court in East St. Louis, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Donald S. Boyce, announced today. McFarland was indicted on February 2, 2016, as part of the U.S. Attorney's Office's effort to crackdown on those who commit fraud in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

RiverBender.com | Feb 21, 2017

The Greater Alton chapter of Women Empowering Women is regrouping after a brief, end-of-year hiatus. Its first meeting of 2017 will take place on at Senior Services Plus.

RiverBender.com | Feb 20, 2017

ALTON East End Improvement Association announced that it will have a Candidate's Forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, at the Atrium Hotel on College Avenue in Alton. Schwartz is coordinating the debate night with John Keller.

RiverBender.com | Feb 20, 2017

Alton Police provided more details Monday morning about a man who was shot in the shoulder Saturday near the corner of Fifth Street and Central Avenue in Alton. Alton Police Chief Jake Simmons said the man, who was from East St. Louis , suffered a "superficial" shoulder wound around 4 p.m. Saturday.

RiverBender.com | Feb 20, 2017

Last week, VIP Occasions located in west Elmhurst, Illinois was destroyed by a devastating fire. There were no reports of injury.

RiverBender.com | Feb 20, 2017

The following students were named to the Dean's List at Millikin University for fall 2016. Students who attempt 12 graded credits during a fall or spring semester and earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher earn Dean's List honors.

RiverBender.com | Feb 19, 2017

This Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Roberts Motors , located at 4350 North Alby St., Alton hosted one of its several blood drives to encourage their customers and members around the community to donate to the life-saving cause. "We always try to do what we can to help the community," Roberts Motors owner John Roberts said.

RiverBender.com | Feb 17, 2017

Steve Schwegel and a group of business friends and associates have decided to start a "Mustache March 4PD" fund-raising campaign. The fund-raising activity will run through March and culminate with a concert by Schwegel's Glendale Riders from 8 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, April 1, at Bluff City Grill, 424 E. Broadway in Alton.

WICU12 Erie | Feb 25, 2017

St. Louis, MO -- A north St. Louis homeowner said demolition work on a house condemned by the city next door is now putting his home in danger. Andrew Johnson said piles of bricks from the destroyed home are now stacked up as high as five feet against his house on Minerva Avenue.

River Front Times | Feb 24, 2017

Beth Bombara celebrates the release of Map & No Direction at Off Broadway Saturday night alongside Jack Grelle and Sister Wizzard.

River Front Times | Feb 24, 2017

As of this Wednesday, February 22, The Dark Room has reopened at its new home after a month-long hiatus, and it's clear the team at the wine bar and photo gallery has wasted no time in expanding and revamping its business.

Business Journal | Feb 24, 2017

With amenities such as a bar and caf © and a location that overlooks Busch Stadium, law firm Greensfelder has a prime spot for hosting all types of events.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Feb 23, 2017

If you have a sweet tooth, you'll like a local business that's a little under the radar- but it won't be for long. Dana Dean has a story about Sweet Life Gourmet.

HON | Feb 23, 2017

"We don't know which came first, the greater body weight or the higher cortisol," said researcher Andrew Steptoe. He's the British Heart Foundation professor of psychology at University College London.

Forward | Feb 23, 2017

Earlier today, Vice President Mike Pence made an unannounced visit to Chesed Shel Emet cemetery, the Jewish cemetery just west of St. Louis that was desecrated this past weekend. He was accompanied by the Republican governor of Missouri Eric Greitens - who is, himself, Jewish.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Feb 22, 2017

A new restaurant recently opened in Rock Hill- serving authentic Chinese food. Dana Dean discovered it's thanks to a family who knows quite a bit about the restaurant biz.

RiverBender.com | Feb 22, 2017

After announcing they had apprehended a "person of interest" in the Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, robbery of the U.S. Bank location at 1520 Washington Ave., Alton Police Chief Jake Simmons formerly declared the person is a suspect. The East St. Louis man was taken into police custody approximately 15 minutes following the 9:30 a.m. bank robbery.

Finextra Research news | Feb 22, 2017

Coinsource, the world's largest bitcoin ATM network, today announced their first push into the Midwest, by placing three machines in St Louis. Tapping into the Missouri market, the expansion brings the Coinsource portfolio to over 80 machines nationwide with a 14% total market dominance in the United States.

Business Journal | Feb 22, 2017

Volunteers are being organized and funds raised to help repair vandalism that occurred last weekend at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City.

BroadwayWorld.com | Feb 22, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre , under the direction of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents the world premiere of Napoli, Brooklyn by Meghan Kennedy , directed by Edelstein. The production will run on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck Theatre from now through March 12, 2017.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Feb 22, 2017

Police are investigating after a woman was grazed in the head with a bullet while she was sleeping inside her north St. Louis home early Monday morning. St. Louis Metropolitan Police said the 23-year-old woman was sleeping inside her home on the 5000 block of Genevieve Avenue at around 4:45 when she heard gunshots.

Business Journal | Feb 21, 2017

A Nashville-based chain will open at the former home of J. Buck's in downtown St. Louis.

Business Journal | Feb 21, 2017

Good morning, St. Louis! Here are five things to know before you start your busy day: 1. Food truck news: Wicked Greenz, located at 16 N. Central Ave. in Clayton, has announced it will open a new location in O'Fallon, Missouri, and launch a food truck.

The Oak Ridge Observer | Feb 21, 2017

Police are investigating the vandalism of a number of headstones at a cemetery here after the damage was reported early Monday. Fox2 St. Louis reporter Andy Banker said he counted at least 100 toppled headstones when he walked through the cemetery, which was established by a group of Jewish immigrants from Russian Federation in 1893.

Business Journal | Feb 21, 2017

Good morning, St. Louis! Here are five things to know as you go about your busy day: 1. Yum: Winslow's Home, located at 7213 Delmar Blvd., is part bakery and part market and is said to be the best bakery in Missouri, according to a ranking from MSN.



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