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ALTON – The Power of the Giraffe is a locally operated not-for-profit organization that reminds people to “stick their neck out” and put smiles on the faces of cancer patients. On Saturday, the organization held its third annual 5K and walk in order to raise funds to provide hundreds... read more
EAST ALTON – Those curious about the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC) now have the opportunity to meet some of the staff and explore the Jerry F. Costello Confluence Field Station at 1 Confluence Way in East Alton, Illinois. NGRREC is asking community members to... read more
The following students have been named to the Honor Roll at Metro-East Lutheran High School for the third quarter of the 2016-2017 school year. Congratulations to those listed. Grade Honor Roll with High Distinction (g.p.a. 4.0) 9 Alaina Bozarth, Worden 9 Stephanie Collins, Alton 9 Quinn... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - The Edwardsville Police Department is known for its service well beyond the normal routine of being officers, and it showed once again at Culver’s this week. Edwardsville Police Department members held its annual ButterBurgers and Badges Special Olympics fundraiser at Culver’s... read more
GRANITE CITY - The Granite City Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying and locating a suspect accused of robbing an elderly woman in the parking lot of a shopping center. The robbery occurred on April 18, 2017, in a lot located in the 3300 block of Nameoki Road. According t... read more
SPRINGFIELD — In observance of Earth Day, the Illinois Department of Transportation distributed almost 5,000 oak seedlings to schools throughout the state in cooperation with Living Lands & Waters. The trees were provided free of charge to IDOT as part of Living Lands & Waters Million Trees Project. Th... read more
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GRAFTON - Never in the history of the Village of Grafton have five board members not attended a meeting - until the April 18, 2017, meeting. Outgoing Grafton Mayor Tom Thompson, whose term ends on May 2, 2017, said the lack of a quorum was unprecedented. Because of that lack of a quorum, the village... read more
ALTON - Metro Sports was purchased by a its new owner at the end of March 2017, and with that acquisition comes a name change, among other innovations. New owner Tom Maxwell said he wanted to enter the fitness field after working with orthopedic implants as a career. His wife, Vickie Maxwell, operates... read more
ALTON - The Alton Board of Education authorized the potential use of tax anticipation warrants during its meeting on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Alton School District Director of Financial Services Christopher Norman said the district hopes it will not have to use those, hoping a line of credit from Libert... read more

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