ALTON - The six recipients of a $500,000 grant from the Deluxe Corporation were announced at Alton's Broadway Bash Friday night. Shampooches, Bluff City Outdoors, Today's Hair Supply, Morrison's Irish Pub, Lighthouse Sounds, and Lovetts will receive a portion of that sum and be showcased on th... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - A guilty verdict was issued against Aryion E. Sanders, for first-degree murder, a Class M felony, in the death of James E. Hubbard. State's Attorney Tom Gibbons announced the guilty verdict and conviction of a 19-year-old Alton man for the murder of 41-year-old Hubbard in August... read more
ALTON - The Alton Police Department has announced the closure of a portion of East Broadway for Friday night's Broadway Bash. The bash will be a reception for producers of The Small Business Revolution , including host Amanda Brinkman and this season's co-host Ty Pennington of Extreme Makeover:... read more
WOOD RIVER/EAST ALTON - Wood River Police and the East Alton Police Departments worked together Friday morning to execute a pair of search warrants. One of the searches led to charges against an East Alton man. The first occurred at 8:30 a.m. in the 300 block of East Bowman in East Alton.... read more
ALTON – Hookie, Polyshades, Biff K'narly and the Reptilians and now Reaver are all Alton-based bands who have celebrated release shows at Bottle and Barrel on Broadway in the last five months. Reaver, a post-hardcore band composed of Alex Reed, Sawyer Wiseman and Christian Shank, recorded... read more
ALTON – Two Rivers Crime stoppers, which operates from the northern counties in the Riverbend area, assisted in the Alton arrest of a man wanted for two warrants from Jersey County. Robert P. Frank, 23, was taken into custody on March 20 by the Alton Police Department. A representative from... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - Planning for Edwardsville’s classic car cruise and weekend festival has begun, offering entertainment for all ages. 2018 marks the 21st year for the festival, with companies and vendors throughout the region already signing on as event sponsors and merchants. The Edwardsville Rout... read more
ALTON - OSF St. Anthony's HealthCare held another in its series of A Journey in Health Care Luncheons Wednesday afternoon discussing the opioid crisis and looking at prevalence, impact and pathways forward. Speakers included Ajay Pathak, President and CEO of OSF HealthCare St. Anthony’s,... read more
GODFREY – The Alton Education Association voted against the most recent contract offer from the Alton School District with 68 percent voting it down. The latest offer was brought to the table after Wednesday night negotiations and would offer certified personnel in the Alton Education Association's... read more
Report to the People # 50 by Philip W. Chapman, County Board District Three The purpose of this is to provide information and aid in transparency . Election: On March 20, I visited polling places in District Three to include Hamel, Highland, New Douglas, Prairie town, and Worden. The County provide... read more

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