ALTON - Alton Fire Department and Alton Police Department responded to a 911 call at Alton Steel Inc. at No. 5 Cut Street, Building 61, at 4:43 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1. When firefighters and officers arrived, they discovered two employees had been working on a hose line when the hose line broke... read more
MACOUPIN COUNTY - With the popularity and success of last year’s Merry MACidays expanded holiday market at The Macoupin Art Collective, the event is coming back and will be bigger than ever before. More local artists, a silent auction, and added shopping days create what has become one of th... read more
ALTON - It may be hard to believe that, after almost two years, COVID-19 is still a major issue in the U.S. and the world over. It continues to affect our health and health care and to disrupt our daily lives. And the emergence of new variants, like omicron, can add even more uncertainty about when... read more
EDWARDSVILLE – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Arts & Issues series will present Opera Edwardsville at Dunham Hall at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 in the Dunham Hall Theater on the Edwardsville campus. Opera Edwardsville is the first local organization invited ont... read more
ST. LOUIS – Neil Diamond fans, rejoice! The Traveling Salvation Show has announced a stop at the River City Casino & Hotel for one special night, Saturday, April 16, 2022. Showtime is 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.). Tickets are $49.50, $39.50, $29.50, and $19.50. Tickets go on sale this Friday,... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - Dr. James T. Minor, the Assistant Vice Chancellor and Senior Strategist to the Office of the Chancellor in the California State University system, was appointed to be the 10th Chancellor at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in a meeting of the school's board of directors o... read more
ST. LOUIS – On December 1, 2021, federal charges were filed against 58-year-old James Mayes. Mayes is accused of a robbery on federal territorial jurisdiction, namely the Gateway National Arch Park, and the armed robberies of commercial business establishments that are listed below. Accordin... read more
JENNINGS, MO. - Funeral arrangements and visitation for St. Louis Police Detective Antonio Valentine have been announced. On Thursday, December 9, 2021, Visitation for St. Louis County Police Officer Antonio Valentine, DSN 3699, will be at Austin Layne Mortuary located at 7239 West Florissant Avenue,... read more
EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Haine issued statements about the guilty plea by Brittany McMillan, 30, of Alabama, to three counts of first-degree murder for the 2019 murders of Shari Yates, 59, her son, Andrew Brooks, 30, and John McMillian, 32, in Bethalto. She will... read more
BETHALTO - A former Bethalto woman pleaded guilty Friday to three counts of first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison, but the victims’ family members said they forgive her. Brittany N. McMillan, 30, cried throughout the testimony given by the victims’ families. “In... read more

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