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.

WOOD RIVER - East Alton-Wood River hosted a triangular high school cross country meet for boys and girls on a 2.5-mile course at the high school on Thursday afternoon against Dupo and Red Bud. Aiden Loeffelman and Megan Douglas were the stars of the meet for the Oilers. Loeffelman placed fourt...
WOOD RIVER - East Alton-Wood River High School defeated Metro East Lutheran 5-4 in a girls tennis match on Thursday afternoon in Wood River. The East Alton-Wood River winners were in singles: Hannah Allen, Abbey Olinghouse and Karli Withers. Doubles winners were the combos of Hannah Allen and...
COLLINSVILLE - The Collinsville Police Department announced today that a Springfield, IL., man has been charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm/unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon charge, and another Springfield, IL., man faces a charge of aggravated discharge of a firearm, after an...
EAST ALTON - This year will be a little different for the East Alton Fire Department's Nearly World-Famous Pulled Pork BBQ stand. Since COVID-19 canceled the East Alton Soap Box Derby, the East Alton Fire Department had to think of another way to sell their pulled pork. They have been doing...
GRANITE CITY - The Madison County Sheriff's Office today released more information about the arrest of John D. Ashby, 40, of 200 block of Art Street, Collinsville, after an incident that began with a traffic stop at 3:16 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Deputies from the Madison County Illinois...
ALTON - A car and a truck collided at Brown Street and Funke Street in Alton around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. Two were injured in the accident and Alton Police and Alton Fire Department both worked the scene. Alton Fire Department Battalion Chief Tom House said a female in the Camaro and a male...
WOOD RIVER - Three individuals were charged today in Madison County Circuit Court with Home Invasion and Armed Robbery after an incident on Wednesday at a residence in the 200 block of South Main. The three are Aaron D. Harvey, 25, of Wood River, Aaron D. Pruitt, 22, of St. Charles, Mo., and Corey...
SEE PHOTO GALLERY: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 SPORTS ROUNDUP GIRLS GOLF EDWARDSVILLE 160, MARQUETTE CATHOLIC 171, TRIAD 176, ROXANA 217: Edwardsville's Nicole Johnson shot an even-par 36 for nine holes as the Tigers won a quadrangular meet over Marquette, Triad and Roxana at...
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