WOOD RIVER - On Wednesday, December 7, Members of Wood River City Government, Wood River Economic Development, and owners Matt and Amy Herrin held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of 1929 Pizza and Wine located at 7 Wood River Avenue in Downtown Wood River. Wood River Police Chief Brad... read more
SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Commerce Commission has announced a new area code is coming to southern Illinois. The new 730 area code will “overlay” the existing 618 area code to address the depletion of prefixes available for assignment within the region. The first prefix in the new area... read more
ALTON - The Police Benevolent and Protective Association Alton Unit 14 Annual Shop With A Cop event once again left many area children with smiles and hope for Christmas. Officer Elliott Ferguson directed the Shop With A Cop activity that was held at its traditional home Target at 300 Homer Adams... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - The members of Edwardsville’s Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 244, will be sponsoring their 13th annual “Christmas with a Cop” program on Saturday, December 10, 2022. The Edwardsville Police said the “Christmas with a Cop” program enables officers and... read more
ROXANA - Roxana High School lost a lasting member of the Shells’ athletic club Tuesday night when legendary wrestler Alex Maguire died in a tragic vehicle crash at Illinois Route 3/New Poag Road in Madison County. Both Roxana Athletic Director Mark Briggs and Alex’s coach Rob Milazzo... read more
ROXANA - Jennifer Jenkins has organized a GoFundMe fundraiser for Alex Maguire, 22, who was in a car accident and died late Tuesday night, Dec. 6, 2022. Jenkins had this to say about Alex: "If you were lucky enough to have known Alex, you knew his big heart, big dreams, and an even bigger... read more
MADISON COUNTY - Illinois State Police is investigating a fatal two-unit motor vehicle crash that occurred at 10:12 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at Illinois Route 3 southbound at Oldenburg Road, Madison County. The drivers involved were as follows: Unit 1 - Alexander C. Maguire, a 22-year-old... read more
GODFREY - Roll up your sleeves with the home of Real Rock Radio, KSHE-95, and the Lewis and Clark Community College Veterans Club, and donate blood to help ImpactLife save lives. The L&C Veterans Club will host the KSHE-95 Winter Blood Drive from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9, and 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.,... read more
ALTON - Over $22,000 will be shared by 12 organizations through Illinois American Water’s Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Grant Program. The program provides financial assistance to nonprofit organizations seeking to develop and implement programs, training, and/or community-related projects... read more
JERSEYVILLE - The Jersey County Historical Society will open the historic Cheney house for Christmas tours on Dec. 7, 8, 12, 14, and 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The home is located at 601 N. State St. in Jerseyville. The Cheney house predates Jerseyville and Jersey County and is the oldest home in... read more

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