Halloween Guide 2017
EDWARDSVILLE - The 2017 Leclaire Parkfest held on Saturday was "one of the best," publicity coordinator Cindy Reinhardt said afterward.The event is run each year by the Friends of Leclaire organization and held at Leclaire Park on Hale Avenue in Edwardsville. Reinhardt praised new overall Leclaire Parkfest... read more
ALTON - Nearly 250 registered for the first Fallen Heroes Ride, which took place Saturday throughout the Riverbend. Registration for the event began at Ted's Motorcycle World, located at 4103 Humbert Road. Riders were charged $20 per car and $5 per rider on motorcycles. The money was collected by the... read more
GLEN CARBON - Glen Carbon-based vehicle detailing business Evolution Detail, also known by the moniker EvoD, has always taken pride in their diverse team members. One amongst them, Nicholas Bergmann, has been charged with the Frakensteinian task of bring their iconic monkey to life for this year’s... read more
EDWARDSVILLE — Residents could see a 6 percent, or $2 million, drop in Madison County’s property tax levy, and at the same time see a boost in the criminal justice budget.The County Administration updated its 2018 fiscal year draft budget last week and the spending plan includes 12 new positions... read more
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office would like to alert the public to a telephone scam which has recently been reported in our area. A caller identifying himself as a member of the sheriff’s office is calling citizens and telling them they have failed to report for jury duty.The caller continues... read more
ST. LOUIS — Halfway through its 2017 annual fundraising campaign, United Way of Greater St. Louis campaign co-chairs Michael Neidorff, chairman, president and CEO of Centene Corp., and Mark Burkhart, managing principal of Burkhill Real Estate, announced that people in the St. Louis region have... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - Fall marks the start of the busy season for the Edwardsville YMCA. This upcoming weekend the YMCA has two large Halloween themed events. The Spooktacular 5K and 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk and the Halloween Family Fun Night are both held on Saturday, October 21st.The annual Spooktacular 5K and... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Dean of Library Information Services Regina McBride, PhD, recently retired after serving the University and SIUE’s Lovejoy Library for the past 20 years. “On behalf of our University community, I wish her well in retirement and hope... read more
ALTON - Alton Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Al Womack said a video of children encouraging each other to tie ties has garnered "millions of views" and is being shared across the Internet.The video shows Malik Johnson accepting a challenge issued by the club directors to tie a tie. Johnson is... read more
ALTON - Charges are expected following a Saturday stabbing near the Melvin Price Lock and Dam in Alton. The event occurred as a result of a possible love triangle, Alton Police Chief Jason "Jake" Simmons said.He said the suspect, who is expected to be charged this afternoon, allegedly stabbed another... read more

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