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EDWARDSVILLE - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Jeffrey Waple, PhD, has named Courtney Boddie, LPC, NCC, as director of counseling services. Boddie is projected to assume his new responsibilities on Tuesday, Aug. 1. “Courtney brings extremely impressive... read more
WOOD RIVER - St. John’s United Church of Christ at 228 North 6th St. (6th and Penning Avenues) in Wood River is hosting its Vacation Bible School from Monday July 24 through Thursday, July 27, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:15 p.m.Children from ages 2 to just completed fifth grade are invited to attend.... read more
COLLINSVILLE — While it’s true that none of us is getting any younger, it’s also problematic for coming generations who face the challenges of a fast-growing, aging population.Adult day programs are becoming a big part of the answer, a means of staving off more expensive nursing care.For... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - Tickets for the multi-platinum selling band Smash Mouth's performance at Wildey Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, will be available first at 10 a.m. Friday, July 21."The 326-seat Wildey Theatre is thrilled to announce the band Smash Mouth will be in concert in the most intimate venue... read more
ALTON - The fourth annual Patches & Badges For Kids Handlebars & Guitars ride for children in need has a 1 p.m. start on Saturday, Aug. 19.The event is sponsored by Ted’s Motorcycle World. Cost is $15 per rider and $5 per passenger.The ride starts at Ted’s Motorcycle World and includes a... read more
SPRINGFIELD – The Serve Illinois Commission is reminding all interested parties that applications for the Governor’s Hometown Awards are due in less than two weeks. The awards give formal recognition to those who contributed to their community’s quality of life through projects that... read more
ALTON - Temperatures will be breaking three digits over the next few days in Alton. A representative from the National Weather Service (NWS) in St. Louis said this current heat wave will continue until Saturday evening, when a cold front is set to come through the area bringing with it a 40 percent chanc... read more
COLLINSVILLE - Customers at Schnucks Collinsville soon will be treated to a "like­new" supermarket as work on the store's remodel concludes with upgrades throughout the 38-year-old facility. To celebrate, the store held a "Grand Reopening" and ribbon cutting on Wednesday, July 19 at 9 a.m.Store Manage... read more
GODFREY - Due to the excessive heat and for the safety of members the RiverBend Growth Association’s Business After Hours scheduled for this Thursday for Alton Marina has been cancelled.The event will not be rescheduled.“We thank our hosts for their time and efforts,” said Trish Holmes... read more
EAST ST. LOUIS - On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, two New York men were charged with conspiracy to counterfeit, and passing counterfeit United States currency, and one of the men was also charged with making false statements, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Donald S. Boyce, announced... read more

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