St. Mary's Church will be celebrating the upcoming Independence Day holiday with style and purpose with their inaugural St. Mary's Fireworks Fest . The festival will occur this Sunday, July 3 on the St. Mary's School grounds at the corner of Third and Langdon Street .
ALTON Illinois Sen. William Haine, D-Alton , has participated in a lot of historic legislation over the years, but on Wednesday, he will hear about a potential budget that could mean an increase in school funding and help for human services organizations. A new fully funded, clean education spending plan that would increase funding by $760 million to the P-12 budget will be heard in the Senate Wednesday.
ALTON State Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, is calling on lawmakers and the governor to come together to support a plan that would allow schools to open after the summer break. Beiser also criticized Governor Bruce Rauner's education proposal because it provides massive funding increases for wealthy suburban Chicago school districts, while some schools in Beiser's district see zero funding increase.
GODFREY Area youth are not only building better futures for themselves, but leaving a lasting impact on a historic Alton neighborhood this summer. Building Futures YouthBuild at Lewis and Clark Community College has embarked on a long-term Central Avenue Beautification Project, in which students in the program will help identify the repair and beautification needs of private and commercial properties, at no cost to homeowners.
ALTON The Rotary of the Riverbend held its annual officer induction ceremony on June 25th. New officers include President Karen Jackson of AFLAC, President-Elect Carol Wylie of Scott Credit Union, Secretary Donna Rice of Certified Health Insurance, Treasurer Matt Kotzamanis of TheBank of Edwardsville, and Sgt.
ALTON A black Jeep Wrangler Rubicon lost control around 1 p.m. on the Great River Road, apparently headed toward Alton and the vehicle rolled over in the middle of the road. The Jeep was badly damaged and the female driver was seriously injured in the crash.
The Wood River Shop 'N Save on East Edwardsville Road remains closed today after a transformer near the store and gas station caught fire on Friday evening. Wood River Fire and Police Departments arrived on the scene quickly with the call coming in at 5:01 p.m. Thursday .
Want to explore the supernatural side of Alton? Or see what kind of great items you could find at the Grafton Riverside Flea Market? Well now you can do both all without leaving the comfort of your computer screen! The Flea Market and Haunted America Conference will both be the subject of live virtual tours offered by the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Haunted America tour begins at 5:30 p.m., Friday, June 24 on VisitAlton.com/Webisodes.
The Actors and Artists of the Riverbend theater group celebrate their 5th year, as they use performing arts to benefit area non profits. This summer AAR will shine the spotlight on The Jacoby Arts Center with the production of Give My Regards to Broadway.
ALTON, Ill. State Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, is calling on the governor to sign a bipartisan emergency appropriation bill that would release funds for vital human services, such as mental health counseling, sexual assault services, and elder abuse and neglect programs.
The Rockin' With Robert concert series kicked off to an amazing start Tuesday night and if the Tallest Man on Earth were there himself, he sure would be tapping his toe to the beat. Hosted by the Upper Alton Association, local classic rock band The Owlz got the crowds grooving to their unique sound.
Conservative Brian Belchik and Progressive John Pawloski are off to a rousing start with their new RiverBender.com Radio Station show "We Might Disagree." The show will air live on RiverBender.com on a weekly basis and will feature a wide variety of well known guests.
Show Me Arts Academy presents the SPREADING THE LOVE Youth Tour 2016 with kick-off performances in St. Louis at the Fair St. Louis on July 2nd and at the Missouri History Museum on July 6th. The tour will travel for one week, with stops scheduled in Washington, D.C.; Edison, New Jersey; and New York City.
A guilty plea has been entered in regard to a previous fatal accident that occurred on Landmarks Boulevard near the Clark Bridge in Alton. Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons announced a plea this afternoon in a 2013 fatal motor vehicle accident in Alton.
High-speed rail service between Chicago and St. Louis is just a little more than a year away, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. Development of the Illinois Department of Transportation's new, $1.96 billion, Chicago-to-St.
After a three-and-a-half year run, the Demo will be closing its doors for good on July 9. But not all is lost, as those doors will open once again in the fall, this time as the Grove's brand new tap house and bottle shop, Gezellig.
Benny Andersson and Bjrn Ulvaeus ' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Fabulous Fox Theatre in July of 2017! Performances begin on Friday, July 28 and run through Sunday, July 30 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103. MAMMA MIA! is one of the most successful musicals of all time, the eighth longest running show in Broadway history and one of only five current musicals to have run for more than ten years on Broadway.
The Strange Folk Festival is coming to Lafayette Square. After a one-time stop at Union Station in 2015, founder Autumn Wiggins chose the historic south city neighborhood to celebrate a "beautiful era" of St. Louis creativity.
Two St. Louis-area men face hate crime charges after hurling eggs and racial slurs at a black woman sitting at a bus stop Friday night, police said. Jesse Reed and David Ragain, who are white, drove up to the south St. Louis bus stop around 11 p.m. and "began yelling offensive, hateful language motivated by race towards her," said Metropolitan Police Chief Sam Dotson, according to KTVI-TV .
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville's Safe Zone participated in the 37th annual St. Louis PrideFest parade Sunday, June 26. For the fourth consecutive year, a large group of faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends marched along with 170 floats, bands and other parade entries in the 10-block route on Market St. "The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion has supported the participation of this event, because at SIUE we live our values of inclusion and citizenship," said Venessa Brown, PhD, associate chancellor and chief diversity officer at SIUE.
Mayor Francis Slay on Sunday walked in the lead of the parade, which also included the police chief, the fire chief, about 170 floats, drag queens and a marching band that played the Budweiser theme. Slay, who hasn't missed a Pridefest in his four terms in office, said before starting the parade that his sister, Monietta, married her longtime partner, Jennifer Black, during a ceremony Saturday in the mayor's office.
Beloved wife of the late Don Kelso Goodwin, Sr., of St. Louis; dear mother of Kevin Goodwin of Seattle, Kathleen Butler of St. Louis, Don Goodwin, Jr. of Minneapolis, Diane Goodwin of Portland and Donna Goodwin of Chicago; dear sister of Nancy Heavey of Cahirciveen, County Kerry, Ireland; our dear grandmother of five, sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend. Born in her family's ancestral home in Reenard and raised in Fermoyle, Cahirciveen, County Kerry, Ireland, the adventurous young Bridie sailed the Atlantic alone from the Port of Cobh, County Cork at the age of nineteen on the SS Marine Tiger.
Kenrick's Meats and Catering is a great place to pick up a perfect pork chop of steak, but they don't just serve you and me they provide meat to a long list of St. Louis restaurants. including Joey B's.
Here, we show that motor and attention deficits are selectively associated with abnormal patterns of resting state functional connectivity in the dorsal attention and motor networks. We measured attention and motor deficits in 44 right hemisphere-damaged patients with a first-time stroke at 1-2 weeks post-onset.
St. Louis County is looking at three possible expansion routes for the light rail system MetroLink, but they do not include the one preferred by St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay. County Executive Steve Stenger on Thursday announced the routes that will be examined.
Thurman Grill & Provisions , the 10-year-old Shaw spot known for its live music and low-key patio, will be closing its doors after last call June 30. But the news is actually good - the closure will allow for renovations from its new owner, with a planned reopening date in early August.
A song off The Bottle Rockets ' new album, "Ship It on the Frisco," sent me down a rabbit hole researching a certain Route 66 overpass and the railroad that once traveled on it. The song is found on The Bottle Rockets' excellent album, "South Broadway Athletic Club" .
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