Steven Spencer, Staff Writer

EDWARDSVILLE - The Edwardsville Public Services Committee held a meeting Tuesday night discussing the installation of a new street light and pole at the intersection of New Poag Road and Old Poag Road. Tuesday’s committee meeting also saw the approval of a sewer repair contract for the amount...
ALTON - Ted’s Motorcycle World held their annual BB Gun Meat Shoot, Saturday, with the grand prize winner going home with a Red Ryder BB gun. “It's just an event to bring everyone together and to help break up the cabin fever a little bit,” Ted's Motorcycle World Merchandise Manager...
SEE PHOTO GALLERY: GODFREY - Trailblazer fans joined Lewis and Clark Community College’s new mascot Blazer Saturday for Blazer Day 2019. Fans and Blazer joined together in cheering on the men’s and women’s basketball teams while enjoying some free snacks, games, and giveaways....
SPRINGFIELD – In recognition of her longtime career in economic development and promoting local businesses and job growth, state Rep. Monica Bristow, D-Alton, has been named the Vice Chairperson of the Economic Opportunity and Equity Committee in the Illinois House. “As former President...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator and combat Veteran Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) joined U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME-1) this week in re-introducing bipartisan legislation to improve resources and care for survivors of military sexual...
Trailblazer fans joined Lewis and Clark Community College’s new mascot Blazer Saturday for Blazer Day 2019. Fans and Blazer joined together in cheering on the men’s and women’s basketball teams while enjoying some free snacks, games and give ways. At halftime, during the games, fans were able t...
CLAYTON - After a full week of trial, it only took a jury around four and half hours to return a guilty verdict convicting Trenton Forster of first-degree murder for the death of Officer Blake Snyder. Over a hundred officers were present Friday offering their support and condolences to the family...
CLAYTON, MO. - Trenton Forster has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Synder. The question for jurors was to decide whether Forster committed first- or second-degree murder. A second-degree charge would have resulted in 50 years i...
EDWARDSVILLE - City Council approved the purchase of a new vehicle as well as a field groomer during the last council meeting. The purchase of a 2019 Ford F550 dump truck for the Public Works Department was approved which will be utilized primarily by the water and sewer division while replacing...
WOOD RIVER - Charges were filed last week against Danny Smith in Wood River for aggravated unlawful delivery of methamphetamine. According to the charges, Smith allegedly “knowingly and unlawfully delivered to the Wood River Police less than five grams of a substance containing methamphetamine,”...