Despite the availability of free routine immunizations for low-income families through a federal program, many children are not vaccinated, vaccinated late for their age, or don’t complete the course of the immunization schedule. OSF HealthCare wants to change that. Through a nearly $75,000... read more
WOOD RIVER - The William M. BeDell Achievement and Resource Center (arc) celebrated the retirement of Cynthia Lefferson on Friday, February 26. Mrs. Lefferson began working for the agency in 1976 as a teacher in the School Program which serves children with developmental disabilities throughout... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - The Edwardsville Community Foundation (ECF) is pleased to announce two additional rounds of grants from ECF’s Community COVID-19 Relief Fund, established to provide relief to our local communities. The most recent grant recipients include, Boy Scouts of America, Main Street Community... read more
ST. LOUIS– World Wide Technology Raceway announced today that motorsports industry veteran Tony Sizemore has joined the St. Louis area venue in the newly-created role of Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Sizemore comes to WWTR after serving as Senior Director of Consumer Marketing... read more
GODFREY - Another round of the Village of Godfrey Vouchers Program begins today on Riverbender.com. The Village of Godfrey Stimulus Program distributed thousands back into the Godfrey economy for local businesses. The program has been done in partnership between the Village of Godfrey and Riverbender.com.... read more
The following students have been named to the 2020 fall semester Dean's List at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, the university announced today. Edwardsville, IL Maryn Heidt, Sophomore, Coll of Contin & Prof Studies Emilie Sparrow, Senior, College of Liberal Arts ... read more
ALTON - The Central Illinois Cougars, a semi-professional football team since 1999, announced today in a press event at Gordon Moore Park it will play its home games at Gordon Moore Park in 2021. The team had previously played its home games in the Carlinville and Springfield areas. The Cougars... read more
ALTON - Alton School District 11 announced Thursday it will begin providing in-person instruction five-days-a-week for K-12 students on Monday, March 15. "While we continue to monitor our regional and local COVID-19 metrics, the consistent and continued improvement of our community and school district... read more
I am writing to endorse Mayor Mike McCormick for re-election as Mayor of Godfrey. I am a lifelong resident of the Godfrey area, attending St. Ambrose and Marquette before attending college in Rock Hill, South Carolina and South Bend, Indiana. I currently live in the area with my husband and three childre... read more
ALTON - For the first time in Illinois history, the House of Representatives will begin virtual committee hearings on March 1st. State Representative Amy Elik (R-Fosterburg) to serve on six key committees in the legislature, with all six committees scheduled to convene next week. With many importan... read more

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