Learn about Robert Wadlow in celebration of what would have been his 100th Birthday
ALTON - Happy birthday, Robert Wadlow! Old Bakery Beer Company in Alton is celebrating what would have been the 100th birthday of Wadlow - the tallest man on record, standing nearly nine feet tall. The brewery is having a birthday party for him, which coincides wit... read more
EDWARDSVILLE – Weather dependent, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, Keller Construction, Inc., will be closing West Union between St. Louis Street and Randle Street for water main construction. The closure is anticipated to last until 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. The city encourages motorists to use alternat... read more
GLEN CARBON – Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSSI) is pleased to announce that Makenzie Keiser from Edwardsville has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. For her Girl Scout Gold Award project, Makenzie helped teach area children how to grow vegetable gardens... read more
ALTON - What was once called Salu Park has since been renamed as James H. Killion Park at Salu, thanks to the combined efforts of Abe "Lee" Barham and several other community members. In fact, it was when the rims at that park were taken down due to "excessive littering" in 2017 when Barham brought... read more
VENICE - An investigation continues into the death of an Alton man, who died following incarceration at the Venice Police Department early Wednesday morning (February 21, 2018). The man was identified as Clifton C. Lovett, 38, of Alton. Lovett was pronounced dead in the emergency department of Gateway... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - The Metro East Home and Garden Show will mark its fifth year at Metro East Lutheran High School, 6305 Center Grove Road in Edwardsville. The two-day event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 18. With 65-70 different... read more
BRIGHTON - A post on Facebook threatening a possible school shooting at "SHS" had many schools across the Midwest on alert - including Southwestern High School. Southwestern School Superintendent Brad Skertich said the threat from Facebook was determined to have come from Springfield, Ohio. That... read more
HIGHLAND - Korte & Luitjohan (K&L) announces the completion of the new Student Success Center at Richland Community College in Decatur, Illinois. The new Student Success Center shares 10,000-square-feet of renovated space along with a 17,000-square foot addition with administrative offices and meeting... read more
ALTON - The Alton High Conservatory’s annual Moonlight Concert at Jacoby Arts Center on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 7-8:30pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. The Moonlight Concert is a free event, but please consider making a donation. Donations go towards the Conservatory Scholarship Program. The Moonlight... read more
ALTON - Live Music by The Bonbon Plot at Jacoby Arts Center, 627 E. Broadway, Alton IL 62002. Music begins this Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 8-10pm. Doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10 and are available for purchase at www.jacobyartscenter.org/tickets or at the door. Seating will be cabaret-style.... read more

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