Chris Rhodes, Reporter

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Chris Rhodes is a photographer and reporter for RiverBender and EdGlenToday.com. He is a graduate of Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, IL with a degree in Criminal Justice. He also runs the Madison County Scanner Page. 

Chris loves camping,fishing, and photography. Chris is an Eagle Scout and lives in East Alton.

COTTAGE HILLS - The Cottage Hills Fire Department received a call about a Cottage Hills structure fire around 8 a.m. Wednesday and called a Box Alarm. Bethalto, Rosewood Heights, Meadowbrook Fire Departments, and Madison County Emergency Management all responded to the blaze in the 600 block of Wood...
ALTON - Alton Police Department, Alton Fire Department, and Madison County Coroner's Office are conducting a death investigation in the 800 block of Arch in Alton. The Alton Fire Department responded to a fire in the 800 block of Arch Street Monday morning where an apartment and garage caught...
SOUTH ROXANA - The late South Roxana Fire Chief Todd Werner was escorted by several fire agencies and police agencies from Barnes Hospital in St. Louis on Tuesday morning. The first responders held the procession to show their respect for the late chief and will also have a procession immediately...
EDWARDSVILLE – The RP Lumber CENTER development is taking shape with several other local businesses signing up for dasher board sponsorships. The new ice rink, teen center, indoor track and recreational facility is offering advertising opportunities to anyone interested in this new development....
ALTON - It has been a busy Fourth of July for the Alton Fire Department. The fire department responded to two house fires and several dumpster fires. The latest was in the 800 block of Arch Street Monday morning. Where an apartment and garage caught fire. When firefighters arrived on the...
ALTON - Alton Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 1100 block of Brown street Monday just after midnight. When firefighters arrived on the scene they noticed fire coming out of a window along with heavy smoke. A box alarm was called which brought East Alton to the scene. Firefight...
SEE VIDEO: ALTON - The Alton "Fireworks on the Mississippi is always captivating and it made a very successful return Saturday, July 3. Last year's Fourth of July Fireworks display was canceled because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Last year's cancellation may have made this year's event even...
GLEN CARBON - Edwardsville High School 2018 graduate Jenna Stobie has excelled as a student-athlete in college at Webster Univerisity and was named on the SLIAC All-Academic Soccer Team. Stobie, a junior at Webster University, is on the women’s soccer and track team. Stobie began her...
SOUTH ROXANA- The funeral arrangements have been made for South Roxana Fire Chief and Madison County Sheriff's Department Telecommunicator Todd Werner. The funeral visitation will be held at the Roxana Church of the Nazarene Theater located at 500 North Central Street in Roxana will be held on Friday...
ALTON - Cooking on the stove leads to a box-alarm response by Alton and East Alton Fire Departments Saturday afternoon around 12:30 pm in the 2400 block of Ebbeler Street. When firefighters arrived on the scene they noticed smoke coming from the house and garage. A box-alarm was called which...