2017 Community Christmas Guide
ALTON – Illinois State Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, issued a statement on Sunday and said he has decided to step down from his post effective, Sunday, Dec. 17. State Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, released the following statement on Sunday: “Serving our Metro East community has been one of the... read more
GRANITE CITY - Two died in a fire in the 1700 block of Minerva Street early Sunday morning. Madison County Coroner Stephen P. Nonn reports Sunday afternoon the deaths of two Granite City, Illinois residents following an early morning residential structure fire. The two who died in the fire are identifie... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - Santa made a special visit to Edison’s Entertainment Complex Saturday morning for a big breakfast, photos, kids and a chance to check out all the fun Edison’s has to offer like their newly remodeled laser tag arena. Tom Rezabeck said this is the sixth year they held Breakfas... read more
WOOD RIVER - For 10 years Riverbend Family Ministries has dedicated themselves to holistic efforts for children, youth and families who have experienced trauma most often due to violence, addiction poverty and homelessness. Over the course of the last year Riverbend Family Ministries has expanded... read more
ALTON - As many as 96 families served by the Crisis Food Center (CFC) may have an additional surprise this Holiday Season, thanks to the Alton Fire Department Local 1255 and the CFC. Captain Derrick Richardson has been a firefighter for 20 years, and also serves on the CFC board of directors.... read more
ALTON - The iconic establishment named for one of Alton's most celebrated heroes will be no more as of New Year's Day 2018. Russ Smith, owner of Elijah Ps, announced to his staff of approximately 25 the business could no longer keep open its doors. Smith, who was extremely emotional regarding the... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook, PhD, oversaw the 2017 Fall Commencement exercises Saturday, Dec. 16, in morning and afternoon ceremonies for the 1,257 eligible graduates in the Vadalabene Center on campus. McKenzie Ferguson, PharmD, associate professo... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - The Edwardsville Target and Burger King saw a lot of smiling police officers and children Saturday morning for the Edwardsville Police Department's annual Shop with a Cop event. The event is coordinated by the Edwardsville Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 244. For the last eight... read more
Illinois-55 at Illinois Route 143 was the location of another serious crash today involving a semi truck and 10 vehicles. Illinois State Trooper Calvin Dye Jr. said the truck driver apparently looked down to grab a bottle of tea and struck cars in front of him. The Illinois State Police issued... read more
ALTON - Established in 1952, the Junior League of Greater Alton has dedicated themselves to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective actio n and leadership of trained volunteers. The JLGA strives to be a diverse organization of unified... read more

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