Chris Rhodes, Reporter

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Chris Rhodes is a photographer and reporter for RiverBender and EdGlenToday.com. He is a graduate of Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, IL with a degree in Criminal Justice. He also runs the Madison County Scanner Page. 

Chris loves camping,fishing, and photography. Chris is an Eagle Scout and lives in East Alton.

EDWARDSVILLE - Ryleigh Owens struck out four batter and walked no one on her way to a no-hinter as Edwardsville defeated Piasa Southwestern 6-0 in a softball game played Wednesday afternoon in Edwardsville. It was the second win in as many starts for Owens, who had one-hit Granite City i...
BREESE - Today marks 10 years since Vincent Wesselmann went missing from Breese, Illinois. At 5 p.m. on April 21, 2011, Wesselmann was last seen by a neighbor walking near Breese Grain Company on his way to the post office but he vanished before arriving. His bike, vehicle, wallet, money, an...
WOOD RIVER - East Alton-Wood River High School senior volleyball/softball player Taylor Murray is a gifted two-sport athlete for the Oilers. Murray is the Midwest Members Credit Union Female Athlete of the Month for East Alton-Wood River High School. “I would like to thank my parents...
MARQUETTE CATHOLIC 25-17-26, PIASA SOUTHWESTERN 13-25-24: In a very tight and well-played match, Marquette got the win over Southwestern at Marquette Family Arena. Olivia Ellebracht had a point and six kills for the Explorers, while Rachel Heinz served up four points to go along with 12 assists,...
SPRINGFIELD - The Annual Illinois Fallen Firefighter Memorial and Firefighter Medal of Honor Awards Ceremony is now set for Friday, September 10. One of the firefighters that will be honored at the ceremony will be local hero Godfrey Fire Captain Jake Ringering. Captain Ringering lost his...
WOOD RIVER - East Alton-Wood River High School senior football and baseball player Gary Shemonia is not only a star in both sports, but he is an exceptional student. Shemonia is the Midwest Members Credit Union Male Athlete of the Month for East Alton-Wood River High School. Shemonia's...
MADISON COUNTY - The temperatures will drop around midday on Tuesday and rain and snow will also move in across the area leading to high school sports cancellations. A widespread freeze is projected for Tuesday across parts of Illinois and Missouri. The low tonight in the St. Louis area is projected...
ALTON – Capturing Kids’ Hearts (CKH), an education national collaborative, announced on Thursday that Alton Middle School has been named a National Showcase School. Joining 324 other schools across the nation to receive the honor, AMS has been implementing the CKH model for two...
ALTON - The Alton Police department announced that as of 6 p.m. Monday Victoria Dawn Anderson, 24, an Alton area woman reported missing on April 14, 2021, has been safely located. Victoria Dawn left a local store and didn’t come home and did not show up for work on April 14. Photos and a vehicle...
ALTON - Marquette Catholic High School basketball player Cortez Harris signed his letter of intent to play college basketball at Division III Greenville University Friday afternoon. Harris will study criminal justice at Greenville. He chose Greenville University so he would have the opportunity...
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