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.

JERSEY COUNTY - Roger Carroll was sentenced in October to 65 years in prison for killing Bonnie Woodward in rural Jersey County. He was transferred to Menard Correctional Center in Chester Illinois to serve his time. Bonnie Woodward was reported missing on June 26, 2010. Woodward’s boyfriend...
BETHALTO - Bethalto Fire Department has named Brian Buhs as the new fire chief. Buhs was the previous deputy fire chief. Also, Dan Bartels was promoted from assistant chief to deputy chief, and Jeremiah Grant was promoted from firefighter to assistant chief. Buhs took over for James Schulte...
PIASA - East Alton-Wood River's Jayden Ulrich and Hannah Sechrest bot won twice in the field in the girls meet, while the boys team had two double winners as Staunton won in the boys meet and the Oilers the girls meet in a five-way meet Tuesday at Southwestern. The Bulldogs won the boys meet with...
ALTON - Spectrum has reported fiber optic network vandalism Tuesday morning and multiple areas are encountering an internet outage. Parts of Alton, Godfrey, Bethalto Roxana, East Alton and Rosewood Heights are communities included in the outage and there may be others. Businesses and police and...
CIVIC MEMORIAL 12, ROXANA 1: A nine run fourth inning was the difference as CM won at home over Roxana at the Bethalto Sports Complex. Braylen Cox had a hit and drove home three runs for the Eagles, while Kelbie Zupan had a hit and two RBIs and Avari Combes, Makayla Collman, Bryleigh Ward, All...
BASEBALL CIVIC MEMORIAL 1-8, ROXANA 0-4: CM scored the only run of the first game in the bottom of the seventh, then scored six unanswered runs in the first three innings of the nightcap in sweeping a twin bill from Roxana at the Bethalto Sports Complex. Brendon Smith had two hits for the Eagles...
EDWARDSVILLE - The Major Case Squad announced it has identified the victim in the case of the body found at the intersection of Illinois State Route 143 and Goshen Road just outside Edwardsville early Saturday morning. The victim is identified as Tykeisha Marie Dixon (Henderson), 33, Roswell GA., ...
COTTAGE HILLS - A massive fire broke out around 3 p.m Sunday in the 300 block of West Macarthur Drive in Cottage Hills. The fire and smoke could be seen for miles. The metal building sustained fire damage and the roof looked to have almost collapsed. Cottage Hills, Bethalto, Rosewood Heights,...
EDWARDSVILLE - The Major Case Squad released more information Saturday afternoon in regard to the unidentified body found at the intersection of Illinois Route 143 and Goshen Road just outside Edwardsville. The Major Case squad continues to pursue leads into identification of the victim. Capt. Davic...
EDWARDSVILLE - At approximately 5:49 a.m. on Saturday May 8, 2021, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a citizen who discovered a deceased female located on the roadway at the intersection of Illinois State Route 143 and Goshen Road outside the City of Edwardsville. The Madiso...
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