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(This is a personal commentary from Madison County Board Chairman Alan Dunstan with his opinions about the recent judge order increasing a verdict in a case involving County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler.) EDWARDSVILLE – Madison County Board Chairman Alan Dunstan today called on County Treasurer Kurt... read more
ALTON - The Alton Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a person of interest in a recent homicide investigation. Officers from the Alton Police Department and the Missouri Highway Patrol are actively investigating a homicide that occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, Jul... read more
CARLINVILLE - On Saturday, May 7, 2016, two students earned Bachelor's degrees from Blackburn College in Carlinville, IL at the 147th Commencement Ceremony. Commencement speaker, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs earned an Honorary Doctorate of Human Letters before giving his address. The tw... read more
JERSEYVILLE - The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) will analyze utility bills at a free clinic to help Jerseyville-area residents save potentially hundreds of dollars a year. Consumers should bring their gas, electric and phone bills for a free, one-on-one consultation with a CUB expert, who will search... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior continues to modify and expand its programming, and is now offering a bachelor’s in public health. The Public Health program, formerly known as community health education, prepares student... read more
ALTON - On Saturday, July 30th 2016, The Mustard Seed Peace Project will host a bags tournament and game day fundraiser at Elijah P’s, located at 401 Piasa Street. Join MSPP for this day of challenging fun beginning at 1:00 p.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m. At this fun new fundraising concept, attendees... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alums Jennifer Cordia and Kimberly Martin are among 25 female leaders being celebrated as the St. Louis Business Journal’s 2016 class of Most Influential Business Women. The women were selected out of nearly 200 nominees, and are highly... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - Weather permitting, Thursday, July 28, 2016 through Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, the City of Edwardsville will be replacing/repairing pavement on Barnett Dr. from Schwarz Rd. to Dunlap Cove. In the interest of worker safety and efficiency, Barnett Dr. may be completely closed to through... read more
ALTON - The Alton Community Unit School District #11 will be conducting their mandatory registration for high school students from Aug. 1 through 4 in the Commons at AHS. In order for students to start the day of school, students must be registered the week after the 1st of August. Families with more... read more
Dear Editor: Like so many in our communities, I’m concerned about the rising property tax rates that are placing such an unnecessary financial burden on area home owners. Too many of our neighbors have fled the Riverbend area in search of affordable tax rates in other states. Each time this... read more

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