GODFREY - Village of Godfrey Mayor Mike McCormick and state officials held a moving ceremony Saturday morning on one of the late Eldon “Twirp” Williams’ favorite daily drives to dedicate a stretch of Godfrey Road in his honor. The Godfrey Road Highway area is in front of the Alton-Woo... read more
SPRINGFIELD - The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) encourages everyone to keep fire safety tips in mind when putting up Halloween and Fall decorations. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) decorations were the first thing to ignite in roughly 800 reported home... read more
GODFREY – Lewis and Clark Community College’s scholarship application is now available for students planning to attend in 2022-2023. Apply today at www.lc.edu/scholarships . The entire application process is online. Filling out a single application will match students with all eligible... read more
BETHALTO - The Gallatin Basketball Player of the Year Awards Banquet needs assistance. On Nov. 13 a trivia night to support the annual Riverbend hoops awards fete will take place at The Brick Hall in Bethalto. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with trivia spanning from 7-10 p.m. Tables may have a maximum... read more
Most people likely associate Halloween with carefree costume parties and overindulgence in sweet treats like candy corn and caramel apples, but the dark side of Halloween is at the other end of the spectrum and includes excessive drinking around Halloween. Unfortunately, some of the statistics surrounding... read more
COLLINSVILLE - Every year, come November billions of jack-o’-lanterns whose wilting faces are now past their prime need to find a new home. Tossing pumpkins in the trash bin is the simplest solution, but is not the best for the environment says Chris Enroth , University of Illinois Extension... read more
ALTON - Fred Dykeman recalls being in a hospital ICU bed, dreaming about the day he would once again walk into the gym where he worked out for an hour a day, seven days a week. That was before the 80-year-old man from Godfrey wound up spending a month-and-a-half in the hospital for COVID-19. Dykeman... read more
ROCKFORD - It’s not uncommon for someone to occasionally lose their balance or feel dizzy after moving too quickly. But when it becomes an ongoing issue, the problem could be related to the vestibular system. “The vestibular system is part of your inner ear and it works closely with your... read more
JERSEY - The Jerseyville Walmart Supercenter at 1316 South State Street was closed briefly Saturday morning with power and system issues, but is now back open for normal business functions. The closure was about three hours in the 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. range on Saturday. However, the Walmart team worked... read more
ALTON – Construction has started with the installation of a new artificial infield turf at Lloyd Hopkins Field in Gordon Moore Park. The new turf will replace the previous grass field. Alton Park and Recreation Director Michael Haynes said the majority of the project is being funded... read more

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