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RiverBender.com | Apr 30, 2016

The shareholders of CNB Bank Shares, Inc. held their annual meeting on Thursday, April 21, in CNB's corporate headquarters in Carlinville. In addition to receiving a report on the past year's performance, shareholders re-elected the incumbent board of directors for the ensuing year.

RiverBender.com | Apr 29, 2016

A packed house enjoyed a brief history of breweries in Alton during a Thursday evening presentation from Alton Township Supervisor Don Huber at Old Bakery Beer Company , Alton's most recent brewer. The presentation was brought to Old Bakery by Huber, who described himself as an avid researcher.

RiverBender.com | Apr 29, 2016

Get ready for the fiesta of the year; Alton Main Street invites you to a Cinco de Mayo themed Pub Crawl in Downtown Alton on Thursday, May 5th ! 13 of Alton's best bars and restaurants are participating in what will be the biggest crawl that Downtown Alton has seen yet, so get a group of friends together to drop by your familiar favorites and explore some newly opened establishments. $10.00 tickets are available now at: Hops House at Argosy Casino, State Street Market, Morrison's Irish Pub, Bluff City Grill, Big Muddy Pub, Bossanova Restaurant & Lounge, Chez Marilyn, Elijah P's Burgers & Brews, Ragin Cajun Piano Bar, Old Bakery Beer Company, The Firehouse Bar, Bubby & Sissy's, and 300 State.

RiverBender.com | Apr 28, 2016

Following legislative efforts last year to reduce the backlog rape kits that law enforcement had, state Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, passed legislation last week aimed at ensuring greater communication between law enforcement agencies regarding the results of DNA evidence testing. "According to the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, there are on average over 8,000 reported cases of sexual assault each year in Illinois," Beiser said.

RiverBender.com | Apr 28, 2016

Karen Cooper , Superintendent of Operations for Illinois American Water Co.' s Alton District, makes a huge purpose on improving the community she lives in, serving on a variety of boards and assisting countless organizations with her time.

RiverBender.com | Apr 28, 2016

Safety and fun are the focus of Alton Memorial Hospital's 10th annual Family Safety Fest, to be held Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the hospital's rear parking lot . Free bike helmets are available to pre-registered children ages 4 through the end of elementary school, with helmets from the Helmets First organization led by Dr. Joseph Cangas, a pediatrician from Columbia, Ill.

A national debt of $20 trillion, along with the national government's annual budget deficit of $500 billion, has led to increasing support for an Article V convention across the country. Many opponents of an Article V convention are now running into stiff headwinds.

RiverBender.com | Apr 26, 2016

Five students from Classical Conversations homeschool community recently capped months of study by correctly reciting over 400 facts from a multitude of subjects as part of the Classical Conversations Memory Master program at two end of year culmination programs and awards presentations. The end of year celebrations included student presentations on various topics including science and history, the display of fine art projects, as well as group class performances of all the children in attendance at both Copper Creek Christian Church in Maryville and Community Christian Church in Alton.

RiverBender.com | Apr 26, 2016

The production will be at 7 p.m. on April 28, 29, 30 and at 2 p.m. on May 1. Tickets are $8 for adults/$6 for students. Alton High's director Anne Davis began her musical theatre experience on the Alton High School stage in 1968 as a chorus girl and has moved all the way to the director's chair along with being a music educator.

RiverBender.com | Apr 25, 2016

When Rodney Gillson traveled to St. Louis from his home in northeast Minnesota for a long-awaited surgery, he found out there was still one roadblock he had to overcome. Fortunately, Alton Memorial Hospital, where he was born 59 years ago, and its Sleep Diagnostic Center came to his rescue.

RiverBender.com | Apr 25, 2016

The 80th annual Policeman's Ball , facilitated by the Police Benevolent and Protective Association Unit #14 , was a chance for the police patrolling the streets to give back to those they protect. The event was held Saturday, April 24, at the Argosy in Alton.

RiverBender.com | Apr 23, 2016

The event was presented by Alton Main Street , the Simmons Hanley Conroy Law Firm , Liberty Bank and the Jacoby Arts Center and featured a presentation about developing a creative economy, a presentation of ideas reminiscent of the television show, " Shark Tank ," and a cocktail hour for creatives, business owners and community member to mingle. The presentation was given by University of Illinois Extension community economic development educator, Pam Schallhorn .

RiverBender.com | Apr 23, 2016

The Third Annual Youth Speak Out at the Riverbender.com Community Center on Thursday provided deep discussion between youth and community leaders about issues confronting teens today in the Alton area. Alton students were the moderators of the forum.

RiverBender.com | Apr 22, 2016

Scott and Sarah Hunter and their family have endured what no one wants to encounter the sudden, tragic death of one of their children. On Friday, there was a funeral Mass at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton for Zack Hunter .

RiverBender.com | Apr 22, 2016

EAST ALTON/GLEN CARBON/GODFREY - Area residents, schools, businesses and municipalities looking to recycle old electronics can do so at an upcoming E-Waste Drive facilitated by CJD E-cycling.

RiverBender.com | Apr 22, 2016

Erin is the author and illustrator of "Golden Boy Bailey," a children's book that was just published in February. Her target market for this book is children ages 7-11.

RiverBender.com | Apr 21, 2016

More than 20 area residents gathered in the parking lot of College Avenue Presbyterian Church in Alton to rally for clean jobs. According to a release from the Sierra Club , the Illinois Clean Jobs Bill will "strengthen policies to ramp up renewable energy like wind and solar to 35 percent by 2030, and cut energy use through efficiency by 20 percent by 2025."

Business Journal | May 1, 2016

By Elaine Medve, Agent Home of the Day is presented by the St. Louis Business Journal with Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty.

River Front Times | Apr 29, 2016

Four years ago this week, 23-year-old Amber Wood was killed while crossing the street in front of Broadway Oyster Bar near downtown St. Louis.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Apr 29, 2016

Braised Pork Belly The Preston Restaurant by Chef Collin Smelser Ingredients 1 Cup Soy Sauce 1 ½ Cup Water 2 Cups Sugar 1 each Yellow Onions quartered 1 each Jalapenos 3 ounces Ginger 3 each Lemongrass 4 cloves Garlic 3 ounces Ginger Method of Preparation Marinate pork belly in marinade overnight. Sear on both sides and get nice caramelized color on next day Preheat oven to 350 Braise pork belly in oven.

River Front Times | Apr 29, 2016

Below, our picks for the best shows in St. Louis this weekend! Conspicuously absent from this list, you may notice, is R. Kelly.

The Joplin Independent | Apr 29, 2016

Events in the 4-state area for May 2016 appear below focusing on the city of Springfield, Missouri and surrounding area. Events are posted as we get them.

BroadwayWorld.com | Apr 28, 2016

Marin Theatre Company closes its 49th Season with Ayad Akhtar 's The Invisible Hand. The play had its world premiere at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis in March 2012, and was nominated for the Steinberg/ACTA Best New Play Award that same year.

River Front Times | Apr 28, 2016

Our regular "picky eaters" column explores restaurants that you might not think would have options for vegetarian, gluten-free or paleo dieters.

RiverBender.com | Apr 28, 2016

The annual Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing festival is taking place from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Missouri's first nationally recognized Underground Railroad site, the historic Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing. The site, which is located on the banks of the Mississippi River in North St. Louis City, plays an important role in both Illinois and Missouri history.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Apr 28, 2016

Police say Aaron Merchant, 23, is facing one charged of first-degree murder for his involvement in the shooting death of Ryan McDermott, 29. ST. LOUIS - A man has been charged in connection with a February shooting death of a 29-year-old man in north St. Louis.

River Front Times | Apr 27, 2016

Charlotte Sumtimes is helming the entertainment at the Soulard Supper Club. She'll be joined in the next few weeks by Kenadie St James, Kobra Belle, Sir Lixx A Lot, DJ Stephanie Hall and Sofie De Sade.

HON | Apr 26, 2016

Preschoolers given higher levels of emotional support from moms, dads or other caregivers tend to have better emotional health during their childhood and teen years, a new study suggests. The researchers saw increased growth in a brain region known as the hippocampus in children who were highly supported at preschool age.

News Tribune | Apr 26, 2016

Those fences and scaffolding are visible signs on the ground the Truman State Office Building is getting a new roof. The Office of Administration is working with contractor C. Rallo Contracting Co., of St. Louis, who won the $2.089 million project, which is to be finished in September.

River Front Times | Apr 26, 2016

Let's get the important news out of the way before we go any further: There will be more salted caramel croissants coming to Pint Size Bakery & Coffee soon.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Apr 25, 2016

The intersection of Skinker at Delmar is closed for the next 12 days as crews lay down tracks for the Loop Trolley project. Organizers call it a major step toward completing the two-mile long project that will connect the Delmar Loop to Forest Park.

River Front Times | Apr 25, 2016

Ahi tuna with sesame ginger dressing and a cucumber salad - one course from last week's beer dinner by chef Mikey Carrasco.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Apr 24, 2016

St. Louis Metropolitan Police say an officer was shot Saturday night near the intersection of Grand and Broadway in North St. Louis. NORTH ST.

Linn's Stamp News | Apr 22, 2016

Regency-Superior Auctions of St. Louis, Mo., will hold a stamps and postal history auction May 14-15 at the firm's St. Louis gallery. The auctions begin at 11 a.m. Central Time on each day.



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