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RiverBender.com | Jul 23, 2016

Tacos, ice cream and bands are not concepts usually associated with orthodontics, but they all converged Wednesday evening at Heintz Orthodontics. Heintz Orthodontics, which is now known as Heintz and Bankhead Orthodontics, celebrated its June 1 merger with another successful St. Louis area orthodontics group.

RiverBender.com | Jul 23, 2016

Madison County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler, CPA, announced his office again invested in school district bonds, bringing the total to $3.9 million. "We invested $740,000 in Alton School District bonds this month, bringing our total in Alton school bonds to $2.3 million," Prenzler said.

RiverBender.com | Jul 22, 2016

Performance Eyecare today announced it has acquired the optometry office of Dr. Kevin Wright, located at 2865 Homer Adams Parkway in Alton, Illinois. The acquisition between Dr. Wright and Dr. Dirk Massie, owner of Performance Eyecare, took effect July 1, 2016.

RiverBender.com | Jul 22, 2016

ALTON After more than three decades of service to the community, Dr. Edward Blair, Internal Medicine physician, is announcing his upcoming retirement from OSF Saint Anthony's Physician Group. Dr. Blair's medical career in Alton began in 1980, as he joined Dr. Larry Burch in the Alton Internists primary care practice on the campus of a much different looking Saint Anthony's.

RiverBender.com | Jul 21, 2016

Lights, camera, action this summer and fall at Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater as Hollywood has come to downtown Alton on the big screen. The Alton Parks & Recreation Department will be showcasing first-rate movies on a 30-foot inflatable screen several times this year starting on Friday, Aug. 5. The Alton Parks & Rec Department purchased the screen and sound system to offer an additional opportunity for locals and visitors to spend a night in historic Alton.

RiverBender.com | Jul 21, 2016

The City of Alton has released a notice on their website that City Hall will be closed to the public on Friday, July 22 from noon until 5 p.m. and on Monday, July 25 all day. "If you have business you need to complete at City Hall, you may want to ensure it is done today," a Facebook by the Alton Police Department said.

RiverBender.com | Jul 19, 2016

JERSEYVILLE Previously, you may remember it as a bank building, located at 102 Sinclair Drive, across from Sinclair Foods and next to Droege and Associates in Jerseyville, Illinois. Today, with brand new signage installed by the folks of Eberhart Signs, that location is the fresh new home of the Quality Auto Network.

RiverBender.com | Jul 18, 2016

The opening weekend for Ross Dress For Less in Glen Carbon was extremely successful with the parking lot full nearly the entire weekend. Shoppers flocked to the store when the doors opened officially on Saturday morning and continued on through Saturday and Sunday.

RiverBender.com | Jul 18, 2016

The Alton mayor, the chief of police and several clergy shared the stage with members of the community Friday afternoon. A Unity Gathering held at Lincoln-Douglas Square Friday was hosted as a response to the increased violence in the U.S. two recent killings of black men by police as well as the murders of five police officers in Dallas.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Jul 15, 2016

A Goodwill employee was cut with a box cutter, and another was punched after police say an argument broke out over the price of shoes. According to a police report, a man and a woman were checking out at Goodwill when the fight happened.

RiverBender.com | Jul 15, 2016

Dale L. Blachford, President and CEO of Liberty Bank in Alton, was honored as the 2016 Illinois Banker of the Year by the Illinois Bankers Association . The award was presented during the IBA's 125th Annual Conference held at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wis., on June 14. This is the 14th year for the Illinois Banker of the Year award, which is the highest honor the Illinois Bankers Association can bestow on one of its members.

RiverBender.com | Jul 15, 2016

Alton The OSF Saint Anthony's Foundation has announced Mid America Audiology Group as the latest Business Health Award winner. The Business Health Award program, established by OSF Saint Anthony's Foundation, recognizes area businesses that provide health and wellness programs for their employees.

RiverBender.com | Jul 14, 2016

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees, at its regularly scheduled meeting on the Springfield campus today, approved contracts for window replacement in the Art and Design Building East and a grant management system for the Edwardsville campus. The board also approved planning for exterior water distribution equipment on the Edwardsville campus and resurfacing of the School of Dental Medicine's parking lots at the Alton campus.

RiverBender.com | Jul 14, 2016

The annual "Back To School/Stay In School" is an event that enables Alton School District students to start the year with a full set of school supplies and ready to excel. The Alton Branch of the NAACP will host the 21st Annual "Back To School/Stay In School" event at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13 .

RiverBender.com | Jul 13, 2016

An older tree split in half during a storm outburst on Wednesday afternoon in the 3800 block of Western Avenue of Alton. Parts of the tree fell to the house in front of the tree and snapped power lines.

RiverBender.com | Jul 13, 2016

The following students were named to the Dean's List at Millikin University for spring 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 | Jul 13, 2016

The event is put together by the Alton Convention and Visitors Bureau to assist local restaurants with their usual dog day downtime, which coincidentally occurs simultaneously with Major League Baseball's All-Star Game break. This week, which lasts from "Some offer great deals and other one of a kind menu specials for the week," Alton CVB Executive Director Brett Stawar said.

River Front Times | Jul 22, 2016

It is goddamn hot outside. Music fans leaving the house this weekend risk being melted to the pavement, but we know you'll take the risk anyway - especially with such great shows on the roster.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Jul 21, 2016

Two people are dead and at least one other was seriously injured after a multi-vehicle accident near the intersection of Riverview Blvd. and Edna Street in north St. Louis. Two people are dead and at least one other was seriously injured after a multi-vehicle accident near the intersection of Riverview Blvd. and Edna Street in north St. Louis.

The Island Packet | Jul 21, 2016

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the plan stalled Wednesday after city leaders debated whether nearby residents had enough time to weigh in on the proposal. Plans called for the $2.5 million Biddle House to open Aug. 1, as an overnight emergency center and facility where homeless citizens could go to during the day to learn how to get back on their feet.

KOMU-TV Columbia | Jul 21, 2016

Emergency repairs are being made on westbound U.S. Route 54/southbound U.S. Route 63 near the north side of the Missouri River Bridge. The closed lane happened to have a large crack in it that was concluded to be a road failure that needed an immediate repair.

Business Journal | Jul 20, 2016

The Gamlin brothers' other Central West End establishments put vodka and whiskey at the forefront - their latest restaurant will center solely on St. Louis.

HON | Jul 20, 2016

"If you adhere to a Mediterranean diet, you will probably have fewer heart attacks and strokes, and will be less likely to develop breast cancer and less likely to develop diabetes," said study leader Dr. Hanna Bloomfield. She is a professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota and associate chief of staff for research at the Minneapolis VA.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Jul 19, 2016

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Business Journal | Jul 18, 2016

Monday, July 18 Lean Coffee: 6 p.m. at The Cheshire Starbucks, 7036 Clayton Ave. The Lean Coffee format allows for self-organized short discussions and activities that are shared by members of the group.

FindLaw | Jul 18, 2016

Aiken, St. Louis & Siljeg, P.S., Appellant, v. Jennifer M. Linth, in her individual capacity, in her capacity as Trustee of the Evelyn Plant Trust and in her capacity as Personal Representative of the estate of Carolyn Linth, Respondent.

River Front Times | Jul 15, 2016

This weekend sees the four-year anniversary of the Bump & Hustle, the monthly all-vinyl party that has kept Blank Space bumping every third Saturday since 2012.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Jul 15, 2016

Packing your lunch everyday can get a bit boring so Mike Byassee from Kenrick's Meats and Catering is here to show us how to spice things up a bit. Stop by Kenrick's Meats and Catering and pick up some of those delicious house made chips.

River Front Times | Jul 15, 2016

It's the weekend - get naked! Or not. In addition to our beloved World Naked Bike Ride, which kicks off in the Grove on Saturday, you can see Rocky on Art Hill, Young Frankenstein at the Muny or Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf at Webster.

PaintSquare | Jul 15, 2016

It may be a lesser-known monument than its neighbor, the Gateway Arch, but the giant Vess soda bottle, in downtown St. Louis is a local landmark nonetheless. And this week, the bottle got a new coat of paint, and a new lease on life.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Jul 15, 2016

"It's a really good park. It's not a bad park like everybody thinks it is. Not a bad park," he said.

River Front Times | Jul 14, 2016

A jealous ex-boyfriend killed his former girlfriend and her new boyfriend, shot another man who tried to run and then opened fire on police, grazing one officer before being taken into custody, police say.

River Front Times | Jul 14, 2016

Pokemon Go has seemingly taken over the world - and that, of course, includes St. Louis.

River Front Times | Jul 14, 2016

There's something about the laziness of summer that makes us crave fresh fruit tarts, flaky pastries, sinfully rich chocolate, warm just-from-the-oven bread and ice cream made from the flavors of the season.



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