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RiverBender.com | Aug 29, 2014

The 4th annual Black Business Expo is being held this Saturday on Elm Street in Alton.

RiverBender.com | Aug 27, 2014

The Riverbender.com Community Center in downtown Alton is the site for what's being billed as the Biggest Ice Bucket Challenge in the Riverbend later this afternoon.

RiverBender.com | Aug 27, 2014

One local lawmaker believes a decision will have to be made soon on the future of the temporary state income tax increase that is set to expire in a few months.

Medical Daily | Aug 26, 2014

The tallest man in the world grew to be 8-foot-4 due to an excess of a growth hormone that caused a disorder known as gigantism.

RiverBender.com | Aug 25, 2014

If you are a resident of Alton or Godfrey and are a customer of Illinois American Water, you may notice a more noticeable chlorine taste or odor to your water over the next month or so.

RiverBender.com | Aug 24, 2014

A large number of businesses and residents in Alton spent much of Saturday afternoon without power.

RiverBender.com | Aug 23, 2014

The annual Alton Labor Day parade takes place today in Upper Alton. The Greater Madison County Federation of Labor sponsors the event that begins at 10am from the Alton Middle School parking lot, then around Washington Plaza and ending at the school.

RiverBender.com | Aug 20, 2014

A former deputy police chief in the city of Alton has been fired as police chief of Carbondale.

RiverBender.com | Aug 19, 2014

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says scammers that claim to be from Microsoft or other tech support services are targeting Illinois residents.

Richmond Daily News | Aug 18, 2014

A few days ago I was traveling down a highway in "the land of Lincoln" and saw an exit sign for the town of Alton, Ill.

RiverBender.com | Aug 17, 2014

The economy is starting to bounce back in Alton according to a city official. Progres is being made on a building that will house an AT&T store on Homer Adams Parkway but Alton Building and Zoning Code Inspector Mike Harvey says that is just one of the many projects underway.

RiverBender.com | Aug 16, 2014

Drivers in the Alton area can expect to see an increase in police presence over the upcoming Labor Day holiday as Alton Police have announced plans for more patrols as part of the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over " Impaired Drivers Crackdown.

RiverBender.com | Aug 15, 2014

While temperatures remain cooler than normal for August, officials in Alton are already thinking about the upcoming winter season.

RiverBender.com | Aug 15, 2014

Traffic at metro-east casinos is down significantly compared with last year, as is revenue.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Aug 15, 2014

The Alton Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a man suspected in a pair of recent shootings in the Alton area of a 24-hour period.

RiverBender.com | Aug 14, 2014

An Alton man is facing charges following a shooting in the city on Tuesday. According to Madison County Court documents, 19 year old Brandon McGee was charged Wednesday with aggravated battery with a firearm and two counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm in the 1900 block of Central Avenue around midday on Tuesday.

RiverBender.com | Aug 14, 2014

The "haunted" niche continues to be a big player for the Alton area according to local tourist officials.

RiverBender.com | Aug 13, 2014

If you live in the Milton area of Alton, you may notice the rumble from a new mining effort nearby.

RiverBender.com | Aug 13, 2014

It's time to start thinking about participating in the Soap Box Derby in East Alton.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Aug 13, 2014

Alton pair arrested for car burglaries Two Alton men were charged Tuesday in connection with several car cloutings last week.

Reuters | Aug 29, 2014

When Ferguson business owner Chantelle Nickson-Clark spoke at a St. Louis County council meeting this week her voice shook with anger.

KTRE-TV Lufkin | Aug 29, 2014

State lawmakers have passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.

Business Journal | Aug 28, 2014

Richard Robinson , president of St. Louis-based First & Main Properties LLC, presented plans to the city of St. Louis that included demolishing a vacant gas station at 2350 South Grand Blvd, near the northwest corner of Tower Grove Park, and building a new brick building that would house a Starbucks.

Examiner.com | Aug 28, 2014

Ted Drewes , 6726 Chippewa St., was an essential stop for travelers along Route 66 way back when, and it's still the go-to place for St. Louisans on a blazing summer evening.

Examiner.com | Aug 28, 2014

This beautiful Queen Anne-style home, built in 1892 and designed by architect Charles F. May, is one of many in the St. Louis Place Historic District that is occupied but in need of repair; others, like the home next door, are vacant and boarded up.

Business Journal | Aug 28, 2014

For small-business owners in Ferguson, rebounding after the destruction brought by this month's unrest is a long, complicated, tiring process.

River Front Times | Aug 28, 2014

Sometimes we just want to try something new. And when we do, St. Louis chefs are more than happy to rise to the challenge.

Poynter Online | Aug 28, 2014

A demonstrator throws back a tear gas container after tactical officers worked to break up a group of bystanders on Chambers Road near West Florissant on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.

River Front Times | Aug 28, 2014

Punk and protest are old friends. In keeping with that tradition, members of the St. Louis music community have organized a concert this Sunday, August 31 with the proceeds going toward two organizations: Missourians Organizing for Reform & Empowerment and the Organization for Black Struggle .

The Madison Press | Aug 28, 2014

West Jefferson High School Class of 1974 is having its reunion the weekend of Friday, Sept.

News Tribune | Aug 28, 2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday appointed a new state public safety director, giving his administration its only black Cabinet member nearly three weeks after the shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Aug 27, 2014

A St. Louis man has been charged for burglarizing a church and stealing more than $1,500 worth of electronics in Jennings.

National Journal | Aug 27, 2014

One of the 200-plus vacant homes in the historic Ville neighborhood of St. Louis.

KXXV-TV Waco | Aug 27, 2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has named a new state public safety director, nearly three weeks after the police shooting of Michael Brown led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb.

KMOV-TV Saint Louis | Aug 27, 2014

ST. LOUIS, Mo. Police said a brother and sister are accused of robbing a pizza delivery man outside of a Papa John's.

Mother Jones | Aug 27, 2014

Below is a visual timeline detailing the events of August 9, from the time a Ferguson police officer shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown until about 10 p.m. that night, when a group of police vehicles departed from the neighborhood .

Mother Jones | Aug 27, 2014

St. Louis County Police officers confront a crowd in Ferguson after Brown's shooting.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Aug 27, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. - The state of Missouri is stepping in to help Ferguson business owners who sustained damage during unrest in the city.

Little Green Footballs | Aug 27, 2014

Yes, folks, as much as it pains me to do it, I need to write another post about the Dumbest Man on the Internet tonight, because he's lying again, about something that's easily checked.

River Front Times | Aug 26, 2014

It is with a heavy heart that I write to you. Last night the weather finally broke, dropping the mercury below the level where a decent Southern gentleman such as myself feels comfortable.



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