Checking local police reports provided this morning to The Big Z, Alton Police are investigating a case of identity theft involving the filing of fraudulent tax returns according to a report filed with the department earlier this week.
A group of Alton residents are joining other faith leaders, environmentalists, students and clean energy companies in Springfield today to call on legislators to support the Illinois Clean Jobs Bill. The bill would increase the state's renewable standard by requiring 35 percent of energy consumed in Illinois to be generated by clean renewable sources by 2030.
Demolition work is underway on the former Riviera Maya restaurant in Alton. The location sites directly in front of the Home Depot on the Homer Adams Parkway and for many years was a Ponderosa Restaurant.
The mayors of Alton and Godfrey will join other mayors from the Metro East today in Belleville to draw attention to the impact cuts in the state income tax reimbursement would have on local municipalities. The Illinois Municipal League is hosting the event at Belleville City Hall as Governor Bruce Rauner has suggested a 50% cut to the Local Government Distributive Fund.
State Representative Dan Beiser is sponsoring legislation that could help prevent someone you love from becoming addicted to painkillers. House Bill 2743 would require health insurance companies to cover prescription costs for painkillers that are being produced with abuse-deterrent properties.
Students in the Alton School District came together at the request of the Drug Free Alton Coalition for the second annual Youth Speak Out. Community leaders and the kids are encouraged to exchange ideas at this event, and organizers say this year featured a healthy dialogue between the adults and students.
Today for "Miles on Monday, " the latest in Miles Davis-related news: * The Miles Davis Memorial Project in Alton, IL took another step forward last Thursday, as concrete footings were poured for the plaza in downtown Alton that later this year will be the site for a statue of Davis. * "A Day In The Life of Miles Davis," a show of photos by Glen Craig, opened last week at the Leica Gallery in Los Angeles, and will continue through May 11. You can read an interview with Glen Craig here .
OSF St. Anthony's Health Center in Alton has been recognized as one of the top emergency care hospitals in the nation. Emergency Services at the facility was recently named as a recipient of the Women's Choice Award as American's Best Hospitals for Emergency Care.
Illinois lawmakers heard about the potential consequences of budget cuts at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville at a hearing on-campus today . SIU Edwardsville figures to lose $19.6 million, if the governor's proposed 31 percent cut to higher education goes through.
An Alton woman will spend nearly four years behind bars after allegedly filing fraudulent tax returns for to undercover agents earlier this year. 33-year old Aisha Wright was sentenced Friday to 46-months in prison followed by three-years of supervised release as a result of her convictions for making two false claims against the United States according to U.S. State's Attorney Steven Wigginton.
In local police reports, East Alton Police were holding 26 year old Billy Smith of East Alton on two outstanding warrants for dangerous burning and assault. Wood River Police arrested 26 year old Stephanie Page of Alton for possession of a controlled substance.
Senior Services Plus in Alton has received a grant through its relationship with Subaru and its "Share the Love" event. SSP Spokesman Kim Campbell tells The Big Z he 2015 Subaru Opportunity-Based Grant was recently awarded, and the $900 gift will go to prop up the agency's Meals on Wheels Program.
Illinois State Police are investigating an officer involved shooting in Alton last evening in the 3400 block of Lincoln Avenue, which is in the Milton area. A ten-year veteran of the Alton Police Department shot and killed a man who was reportedly wanted in connection with a shooting incident in St. Louis County on Sunday.
A new ship bearing the name USS St. Louis will soon be present in American harbors. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the name of the ship in front of the St. Louis Soldiers' Memorial Museum on Friday.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Radiation therapy is a critical component of cancer treatment with over half of patients receiving radiation during their treatment. Despite advances in image-guided therapy and dose fractionation, patients receiving radiation therapy are still at risk for side effects due to off-target radiation damage of normal tissues.
Twanna Brown from St. Louis was arrested after threatening to stab a white male at a convenience store telling him she "kills crackers every day. A St. Louis woman faces charges after police say she lunged toward a customer with a knife inside a convenience store, telling him that she "kills crackers every day."
The Great Perennial Divide is looking for a few good plants, and the large, long-established yards of Webster Groves, Kirkwood and South County just might have the right plant stuff. Through April 30, Gateway Greening is holding its annual collection of perennial plants to share with more than 200 community gardens in urban St. Louis areas.
The St. Louis music ecosystem is a curious thing, with its own cycles of hype and buzz, and its own rewards for productivity and lethargy. The fact is, whether a band releases an album every nine months or every five years, its members will likely be no closer to quitting their day jobs.
We performed a prospective, observational study of US military personnel with blast-related concussive traumatic brain injury and controls enrolled between March and September 2012. Importantly all subjects returned to duty and did not require evacuation.
World-renowned bass soloist and Grammy nominee Michael Manring, guitar master Todd Mosby's ensemble Axis, and pop/jazz duo Bryan and Lola will perform as part of the first annual East West Fusion Fest at 7 p.m. on Sat., May 9, at the Kranzberg Arts Center . The event is presented by Mosby Music Group and sponsored by The Gatesworth.
ST. LOUIS Members of the Saint Louis University department of athletics staff took part in the building of The Pope Francis House on Monday, a special project sponsored by Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis. The house, located at 3830 Folsom Avenue in the Tiffany Neighborhood of St. Louis, is to honor the inspirational leader of the Roman Catholic Church.
On Monday, in response to police-involved shootings that have reignited a tense debate about excessive use of force and law enforcement procedurals, the Board of Aldermen in St. Louis voted for the creation of a civilian oversight board to investigate officer complaints and make recommendations for police reform. Mayor Francis Slay will sign the bill establishing the board into law on May 5, and appoint seven members - one from each of the city's districts - to sit on the committee shortly thereafter.
As Jazz Appreciation Month swings on, it's a big week for jazz and creative music in St. Louis, with the local debuts of two significant contemporary ensembles offering two different takes on the jazz diaspora, and more. Let's go to the highlights... Wednesday, April 22 First up is the much-talked-about Robert Glasper Experiment , with St. Louis native Mark Colenburg on drums and featuring fellow St. Louisan, trumpeter Keyon Herrold , as special guest.
The Confederate Memorial honoring the soldiers and sailors of the Confederate states has been standing in Forest Park for 100 years. STL mayor wants to rethink Confederate statue The Confederate Memorial honoring the soldiers and sailors of the Confederate states has been standing in Forest Park for 100 years.
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