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Bob Gibson, a retired Edwardsville attorney, has the contention that all boys grow up loving trains. In retirement, Gibson and several others decided to live out their boyhood dreams and join the Metro East Model Railroad Club. This past weekend, the club had an open house with live trains moving... read more
EAST ALTON – Shannon Hobbs devoted 42 years of his life to the East Alton Police Department and the community, but as of this Thanksgiving his full attention is turning to his family and his outdoors passions. Hobbs likely gave thanks for his retirement and his years of success with the East... read more
ALTON - River Of Life Church once again created a Thanksgiving dinner for many who would not been able to celebrate the holiday on Tuesday night. An estimated 1,200-plus people feasted on delicious turkey and the trimmings thanks to the church, volunteers and financial donors to the occasion. Sheldon... read more
ALTON - Celebrate Small Business Saturday by gathering with your friends and family in Downtown Alton at the Green Gift Bazaar. Alton Main Street is teaming up with the Sierra Club and the YWCA to continue the tradition of “going green” - don’t miss this special occasion to share the... read more
The City of Edwardsville’s Third Annual Winter Market on Dec. 5 should be bigger and better than the first two. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on that Saturday at the site where the Goshen Market is located on the side of the Madison County Courthouse Building. The Winter Market will feature... read more
ALTON - Five Madison County, Illinois, pantries received a delivery from Simmons Hanly Conroy employees on Friday. The firm’s Alton office collected 25,500 pounds of food, and each donation consisted of nearly 5,000 pounds of food items raised during the 9th Annual Simmons Employee Foundation... read more
The Wellness Center at Senior Services Plus is offering a free monthly health & wellness seminar for both members and non-members. On Monday, November 30th, from 9:00am – 10:00am, the general public is invited to attend an informational seminar at Senior Services Plus. The topic of the seminar... read more
EDWARDSVILLE – Afterwords Books of Edwardsville owner LuAnn Locke has always gone the extra mile for her customers. Recently, the national small business movement, Independent We Stand, announced the quarterfinalists, which included Afterwords Books of Edwardsville in the 2015 Independent We Stan... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - An East St. Louis man pleaded guilty today in the December 2013 death of Jarrett D. Mosby, 21, in Madison, Illinois. Swope (d.o.b. 5/22/89), who was charged on Dec. 30, 2013, by State's Attorney Tom Gibbons, pleaded guilty this morning to one count of first-degree murder. Police in Madison... read more
Unemployment rates continue downward trend CHICAGO - Unemployment rates in Illinois fell in 12 metro areas, increased in one and remained the same in one. Seven metro areas across the state saw job loss compared to a year ago, according to preliminary data released today by the Illinois Department o... read more

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