HARDIN - At 7:20 p.m. on July 29, 2022, the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Park Street near North County Road, Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois. Subsequent to an investigation, the driver, Gabriel S. Powell, age 47, of Alton, was arrested on the following charges:... read more
DES PERES, MO. - A new era in leadership has begun for St. Paul's Lutheran School in Des Peres, Missouri. On July 31, 2022, Dawn Walker was installed as the school’s new principal, becoming the fifteenth principal to serve since the school’s founding in 1849. Walker succeeds Janet Profilet... read more
CARLINVILLE - The Carlinville Public Library has received a major grant to cover the cost of some overdue physical upgrades. The library has been awarded funding through the Illinois State Library’s Live and Learn Construction Grant Program. The program, which is funded by an annual appropriation... read more
ALTON - It’s not what many kids want to hear right now, but the new school year is just around the corner. Even while the long days remain filled with summer activities, families are starting to make plans for the first day of school and the coming year. While it’s hard to know what migh... read more
ST. LOUIS – Earlier today, Governor Mike Parson requested a major disaster declaration to seek federal assistance for the City of St. Louis and surrounding jurisdictions. The declaration is in response to the historic flash flooding on July 25 and the additional flooding on July 27. If the... read more
EAST ALTON – For over a decade, volunteers with the Illinois RiverWatch program, part of the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC sm ), has been monitoring mussel populations in the Upper Sangamon River. Last year, in collaboration with the Upper Sangamon River... read more
GLEN CARBON - What? Shake the dust off your clothes and get back to the office? About a month ago I was talking with my executive assistant, and we both noted how long it has been since we went out to an event. It had been a while for both of us - about two years. It had been so long that we actually... read more
MASCOUTAH, IL. - A construction project began on August 1 by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will provide improved access to MidAmerica St. Louis Airport (BLV) and the new Boeing Production Facility currently being built next to the airport. The project will include a new signalized... read more
GODFREY - Did you hear? The Monarch butterfly has been put on the endangered species list. They have been listed as endangered due to the lack of high-quality habitat available as they migrate in the spring and fall. By adding a few native plants to your yard, you can help to make it a refuge for... read more
ALTON - The James Killion Beautification & Enhancement Committee is "super excited" to once again bring back Movie Nights at James Killion Park on Saturdays in August. The first movie on Saturday, Aug. 6 is “Raya and the Last Dragon.” The opening week is followed by: 8-13-22 - “The... read more

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