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.

MADISON COUNTY - Every Madison County elected Office is being contested this election. The election is on November 3. In this election, Madison County will have a new Auditor Rick Faccin has decided not to run again. Faccin was elected in 2002 as Auditor. Democratic candidate Joe Silkwood will...
JERSEY - A man rolled his car into a small creek on Illinois Route 109, about a half-mile south of McCluskey Road in Jersey County on Thursday morning. The man was quickly transported to Jersey Community Hospital for evaluation, but his injuries thankfully were not life-threatening. The accident...
BETHALTO - The Bethalto Police Department today announced a felony charge of forgery against a 40-year-old Fairfield, Ohio, man. Michael R. Aker, of the 4600 block of Pleasant Avenue in Fairfield, Ohio, was the person charged in Madison County Circuit Court with the felony. Bethalto Police Chief...
EDWARDSVILLE - Timothy J. Headrick, 27, of 3800 Compton Avenue, St. Louis, and Andrew L. Walker, 32, of 3900 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, St. Louis, both face multiple charges after a series of burglaries and an eventual carjacking/chase that involved several Illinois jurisdictions and concluded...
ALTON - Ardent Mills has erected a massive fence down the front of paved property behind the Firehouse Bar in Alton on Williams Street behind State Street. The back of the area is surrounded by woods. The City of Alton has used the area in the past as a staging place during floods. Alton Mayor...
CARLINVILLE - Carlinville mayor and former Illinois State Senator Deanna Demuzio died at the age of 77 on Tuesday. Demuzio was a former Democratic member of the Illinois Senate. She represented the 49th District from 2004 through 2010. In May 2004, she was appointed to the Illinois State Senate...
SOUTH ROXANA — South Roxana Police Chief Bob Coles asked for help early Tuesday afternoon, identifying a suspect involved in fleeing and eluding a police officer and after community and news media help, the suspect was quickly identified and apprehended later in the day. Around 12:20 p.m. on...
WOOD RIVER - The Meyer family was honored with a touching bench dedication ceremony Tuesday morning in Downtown Wood River near the Meyer family business at 40 E. Ferguson Ave. Kristen Meyer said the bench dedication ceremony was a perfect event. “The weather was wonderful,” she sai...
COTTAGE HILLS - Multiple fire departments battled a very intense Box Alarm blaze in the 100 block of Ray Street in Cottage Hills with a call that came in at 9:29 p.m. Monday. Cottage Hills, Bethalto, Rosewood Heights, and Meadowbrook Fire Departments joined to fight the heavy fire. When firefighters...
Fosterburg Firefighters were called to a large field fire off Wonderland in Alton on Saturday afternoon as the field blaze calls were frequent all over the region. Alton Fire Department was called for backup in the situation. The National Weather Service in St. Louis issued a Red Flag Warning...
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