Riverbender.com's Christmas spirit started with The Great $25,000 Toy Giveaway just a few weeks back and now we are giving the gift of Christmas music to the community. David Ollenbittle, station manager of Riverbender Radio, and Christmas enthusiast said the switch over to Christmas music begin... read more
ALTON - An Alton family had a tragic event happen just prior to Thanksgiving and it has caused them tremendous hardship. Durondo Phillips was struck by a large trunk/branch while tree trimming on November 21, 2021. Durondo and his wife, Guadalupe (Lupe) Phillips, are both deaf, and five of their... read more
ALTON - The Alton Branch Of The NAACP announced its Second Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Motorcade to celebrate the new year, we celebrate the memory and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The date of the event is Sunday, January 16, 2022. Andy Hightower, president of the Alton Branch of the NAACP... read more
GRANITE CITY - Granite City School District 9 partnered with All God's Children Shall Have Shoes for its annual event on Dec. 3 at Famous Footwear in Alton Square Mall. Over 100 students from Frohardt, Grigsby, Maryville, Mitchell, Prather and Wilson Schools received a new pair of shoes and socks.... read more
O'FALLON - Community organizations from East St. Louis recently donated head wear and dollars in support of breast cancer patients to HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Foundation. HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Cancer Care Center and Imaging Services extended a thank you to Money and Resources United (MARU)... read more
ALTON – Pamela Voyles can rest easy now that she has gotten a little “shut-eye” – at Alton Memorial Hospital’s Sleep Diagnostics Center. Voyles, a Wood River, Ill., resident, was extremely anxious about coming to AMH for a sleep study. But she credits Rachael Beane, ... read more
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS – In conjunction with the Department of Justice's Fourth Annual Money Mule Initiative, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Illinois has announced its participation in the national effort to combat money mule activities. In the past 18 months,... read more
ST. LOUIS - Anyone who grew up in St. Louis remembers these happy cookies from McArthur's, which is now creating cookie decorating jobs for local adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities via Lafayette Industries' StepUp Program. "Our StepUp team members decorate each oversized butte... read more
EDWARDSVILLE – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Denise Cobb, PhD, has named Judy Liesveld, PhD, RN, PPCNP-BC, CNE, FAAN, as dean of the School of Nursing after a national search. The SIU Board of Trustees approved the appointment Thursday,... read more
ST. LOUIS COUNTY - The deceased has been positively identified in a fatal house fire in the South County Precinct as Kenneth Miramonti, 61 years of age, of the 3500 block of Eileen Ann Drive in St. Louis County, MO., 63129. St. Louis Regional Bomb and Arson detectives are currently investigating... read more

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