ALTON - Downtown Alton celebrated St. Patrick’s Day Saturday with Irish beer, food and music during the annual St. Pat’s Day Fest sponsored by the Riverbend Growth Association, Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, Argosy Casino and Fritz Distributing. All along Third Street,... read more
ALTON - It was all hands on deck at Alton Sports Tap Saturday afternoon as the staff was preparing and serving droves of customers celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Staff said it was an incredibly busy afternoon as they moved non-stop serving corned beef and cabbage and green Bud Light. St... read more
GODFREY – Jennifer Schamber of Greenscape Gardens in St. Louis was one of the keynote speakers at the Grow Native! workshop entitled “Woody Plants and Pollinators” held March 16 at Lewis and Clark Community College’s Hatheway Cultural Center. Grow Native is an educational... read more
WOOD RIVER – The City of Wood River will begin a significant Sixth Street construction project on Monday, March 19, 2018. "In conjunction with the Phase 1 of the Sixth Street Construction project, we will be closing Sixth Street from Park Lane to Woodland Avenue," Wood River Mayor Cheryl Maguir... read more
COLLINSVILLE - On March 1 st , Leighton E. Morris (Eric Morris) retired from L.E. Morris & Associates, Inc. located on West Main Street in Collinsville, and fellow independent agent and close friend Kai Redmon, Redmon Insurance Agency, has acquired Mr. Morris’ independent insurance business.... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nontraditional student Danielle Smith is gaining invaluable research experience as an undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences. She has received $500 from the Illinois Groundwater Association (IGA) in support of her important work... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - Whip out your dancing shoes and boogie through the ‘70’s during the second annual Decades Dash hosted by the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Morris University Center (MUC)! The 5K run through campus begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 24. Entry fees are $15 fo... read more
ALTON – To further capitalize on the craze of #OurAlton, a Broadway business owner has partnered with Alton Main Street to unite the small business owners who call Alton home. Abbey Ontis, the owner of Wish and Wear Dress Rentals, had the idea to unite local business owners through Alton Mai... read more
On March 20, 2018, the voters of Madison County will be asked to approve a proposal to provide funding to all county school districts through a 1-percent sales tax increase. The revenue from this sales tax can only be used to maintain and improve school facilities or to make payments on existing building... read more
ALTON - The Riverbend Ministerial Alliance and the Alton N.A.A.C.P are both doing their part to help with voter turnout. The two organizations have teamed for a 10 a.m. march to begin at Deliverance Temple at 1125 E. Sixth St. in Alton Sunday. The event is called the "Souls to the Polls." Organizers... read more

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