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RiverBender.com | Mar 20, 2017

Alton native Johnetta Randolph Haley, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville emeritus professor and former administrator, is being honored with the University's Distinguished Service Award. SIUE will present the award to the musician, educator and community leader at the University's Spring 2017 Commencement on "Johnetta Haley was a mentor of mine as a music educator four decades ago and remains so to this day," said SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook.

RiverBender.com | Mar 20, 2017

The results from a community policing study were shown at a special meeting of the Alton Community Relations Commission on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the Scott Bibb Center, located at 1004 E. Fifth St., and some of the answers from both the police department and community are surprising. Former St. Louis Police Chief and current University of Missouri St. Louis instructor, Daniel Isom, reviewed the results with consultant Steve Finkelstein of Experience on Demand in front of an audience of approximately 50 people.

RiverBender.com | Mar 19, 2017

Alton Main Street's inaugural Small Town Big World festival brought various cultures to the forefront in Alton throughout the day Saturday. Several local businesses and organizations took part in the event, which was hosted to celebrate the diversity of Alton's various cultures.

RiverBender.com | Mar 19, 2017

A fundraiser for Southern Illinois University' music students is set for 11:30 to p.m. Sunday, March 19, at Old Bakery Beer Co., 400 Landmarks Blvd., Alton. A total of 25 percent of all beer sales will be donated for scholarships for SIUE music students.

RiverBender.com | Mar 17, 2017

On Wednesday, March 22nd, the Older Adults Health Council and Senior Services Plus are partnering to present the "Senior Healthcare Carnival". This Carnival will provide the theme for this year's annual spring health & resource fair.

RiverBender.com | Mar 16, 2017

SPRINGFIELD Legislation cosponsored by state Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, to prevent pay raises to elected officials and cost of living increases, passed the House last Thursday. "While local families and social services continue to suffer under the budget impasse, elected officials, both in the legislature or in statewide office, should not be receiving any additional perks or raises," Beiser said.

RiverBender.com | Mar 16, 2017

Ryan Hansen, who will be one of the owners of the new location, said Hansen's will be part of the University Pointe shopping plaza in Edwardsville. The structure houses several local restaurants and shops like Wang Gang, Los Tres Amigos, Heroic Adventures, Bella Milano and The Cup.

RiverBender.com | Mar 15, 2017

"Concerns raised by local project stakeholders and partners" were cited regarding IDOT's plan to discontinue its Alton Godfrey Study. The Illinois Department of Transportation has decided to discontinue the Alton Godfrey Study at this time.

RiverBender.com | Mar 15, 2017

SPRINGFIELD In response to an uptick in violence against police officers, state Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, is sponsoring legislation to categorize crimes against law enforcement as hate crimes. "According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 2016 had the largest number of ambush shooting attacks on police officers in more than two decades," Beiser said.

RiverBender.com | Mar 14, 2017

The store has people within it cleaning and moving items out. Maintenance employees are also performing an array of tasks.

RiverBender.com | Mar 14, 2017

Alton Public Works Director Bob Barnhart said the city has enough potholes to "keep us busy for a while." Currently, each pothole is repaired by one of two two-man crews dispatched in one of two trucks dedicated to maintaining roads by repairing potholes and low points.

RiverBender.com | Mar 14, 2017

With six decades of experience, eight locations across the country and more than 80 employees, Werts Welding and Tank Service still calls Wood River, Illinois home. Owner Dwight Werts said Wood River would always be home, because that is where the business began when his father started it in 1957.

RiverBender.com | Mar 14, 2017

Want an excuse to dine out for lunch or dinner? On Wednesday, March 22, 17 area restaurants will donate 10 percent of their sales to help fund improvements to Gordon Moore Park in Alton, IL. Dining out at the participating restaurants in Alton, Cottage Hills and Bethalto will provide support for the new universal all-inclusive playground at the park, among other improvements including the new concession and restroom project planned adjacent to soccer fields and playground.

Live Science | Mar 11, 2017

The Mississippi River is the second longest river in North America and the fourth longest river in the world . The river's basin is the largest drainage system in North America, reaching parts of 31 states and two Canadian provinces.

RiverBender.com | Mar 10, 2017

ALTON To help seniors save money on their monthly bill, state Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, hosted a Utility Bill Clinic with the Citizens Utility Board at Senior Services Plus in Alton last week. "There are many hidden charges and fees on your monthly bills that you don't know about," Beiser said.

RiverBender.com | Mar 10, 2017

QUINCY, Ill. - Quincy University released its Dean's List for the Fall 2016 semester.

RiverBender.com | Mar 9, 2017

"It's a great location in Downtown Alton," she said. "This wonderful little location has a magnificent and commanding view of the Mississippi River and a nice neighborhood-vibe.

Time | Mar 22, 2017

The song's story arc tracked Berry's real-life rise from a humble unknown to a world-famous superstar, and the singer used his childhood address-2520 Goode Avenue-in his protagonist's name. But Berry took liberties with the details.

River Front Times | Mar 21, 2017

The University City location of a popular St. Louis-area pizza chain owes the state of Missouri nearly $150,000 in tax revenue - with delinquencies on sales tax remittances and employee withholding tax going back nearly three years.

River Front Times | Mar 21, 2017

Snax Gastrobar is exactly the kind of restaurant you want in your neighborhood. It works as a place to have a burger, sandwich or salad for dinner on a worknight.

Business Journal | Mar 20, 2017

The first restaurant in the Cortex innovation district will soon open. Vicia, a new vegetable-forward concept from James Beard award-winning chef Michael Gallina and his wife, Tara, will open on Wednesday in the ground floor of the TechShop building, at 4260 Forest Park Ave. Michael Gallina was previously executive chef at Blue Hill at Stone ... (more)

The New York Observer | Mar 20, 2017

Chuck Berry , one of the original pillars of rock 'n' roll and a true giant in the history of recorded music, died Saturday, March 18 at age 90. Actually, if we're going to go with an architecture metaphor, we would have to say that Berry was also a supporting beam, a through line that carried the music from its earliest permutations in the 1950s to today, when young bands still strap on guitars and find a lyrical groove.

CBC News | Mar 20, 2017

With a listed price of $159,000 US, the 1,100-square-foot place at 3130 Hickory St. was Angelou's home for her first three years and, after her death in 2014 at the age of 86, was given local landmark status. This 2015 photo shows the house in St. Louis, Missouri, where writer Maya Angelou was born and lived until she was three years old and is selling for $159,000 US.

Saint Louis Front Page | Mar 19, 2017

Construction to Extend the River des Peres Greenway Begins March 13 ST. LOUIS, MO, , March 12, 2017 - Construction to extend the River Des Peres Greenway 1.8 miles north from Lansdowne to Francis R. Slay Park is scheduled to begin Monday, March 13. The paved, separated greenway for walking, running and riding bikes is being built parallel to the southbound lanes of Wabash and Ellendale Avenues between Lansdowne and Canterbury Avenues in the City of St. Louis.

WTVM | Mar 19, 2017

Chuck Berry, the dazzling guitarist and rock and roll legend who wrote Johnny B. Goode, Maybelline, Roll Over Beethoven, Memphis, Sweet Little Sixteen and many other classic tunes died Saturday, police and media reports said. Berry, who was 29 when he had his first hit, has been called "the father of rock-and-roll."

KXXV-TV Waco | Mar 19, 2017

Chuck Berry, the dazzling guitarist and rock and roll legend who wrote Johnny B. Goode, Maybelline, Roll Over Beethoven, Memphis, Sweet Little Sixteen and many other classic tunes, died Saturday at 90, police said. First responders could not revive him at his home, west of St. Louis, MO, in St. Charles County.

The Hill | Mar 18, 2017

In Missouri, Governor Eric Greitens is marketing himself as a rising star within the Republican Party. He reserved a website address for a presidential campaign back in 2009, and one party operative told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that "there's been a concerted effort to brand him as the next GOP wunderkind."

River Front Times | Mar 17, 2017

More like South by South City, am I right? As bands buzz through St. Louis coming to and from Austin, Texas, for SXSW, music fans are burdened with which show to skip because staying in isn't even an option.

River Front Times | Mar 17, 2017

A 22-year-old getting arrested for her fourth DUI isn't usually a matter of levity - unless, as is the case with St. Louis County resident Taryn Blackmer, the police report is written like a minimalist poem dedicated to all the things not to do during a DUI arrest.

River Front Times | Mar 16, 2017

Some of the city's best chefs are banding together to raise money for charity - and they're doing it with po'boys.

Business Journal | Mar 15, 2017

Business groups on Wednesday asked for a rehearing in their case against the city of St. Louis regarding its minimum wage hike.

River Front Times | Mar 15, 2017

In the early 2000s, I was walking along the railroad tracks just east of South Broadway - way beyond the brewery, well past any sign of life save for a frozen-in-time diner which advertised blue plate specials without the slightest hint of hipster irony.

BroadwayWorld.com | Mar 14, 2017

Dance St. Louis, the Midwest's leading dance presenter, continues its 2016-17 season with the presentation of "Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue" for three performances at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on March 31 - April 1. Direct from Mumbai, starring Bollywood's finest, "Taj Express" explodes with the sounds and movements of the world of Bollywood, capturing its vibrant, expressive spirit. Through a fusion of film, dance, and music, this dazzling international sensation takes audiences on a live cinematic journey through modern Indian culture and society while showcasing dance forms like Bollywood, Bharatnatyam, Parkour, hip-hop, ballet, Indian folk, Indian classical, and Latin American.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Mar 13, 2017

Mix and Match is a local styling service that's gained a lot of ground over the past year. And now they have a storefront where you can shop the latest looks.



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