Sydney Sinks, News Reporter

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Sydney Sinks grew up in the Riverbend area and graduated from Southwestern High School. She received a bachelor’s degree from Millikin University in 2022, where she majored in English-Writing with concentrations in journalism and professional writing and a minor in editing. 


At Millikin, Sydney wrote and edited for The Decaturian and BURST Magazine. Her writing has also been published in Decatur Magazine, Gateway Journalism Review and others. She has received recognition from the Illinois College Press Association and the Society of Professional Journalists for her work.

ALTON - Community members gathered at James Killion Park in Alton for the third annual James Killion Day on Saturday, May 25, 2024. The event honored James Killion Jr., the park’s namesake and a civil rights leader in Alton who would have celebrated his 106th birthday on Saturday. I...
ALTON - A St. Louis-area band will rock Flock Food Truck Park & Bar this weekend on Sunday, May 26, 2024. From 2–5 p.m., The Trophy Mules will perform as a full band at Flock. Corey Saathoff, a member of the band, explained that they are excited to return to Alton for a fun afternoon...
GRAFTON - The artists of the Grafton Art Gallery recently gathered for a conversation about the gallery’s mission to share art and honor veterans. On May 23, 2024, artists and veterans mingled at the Grafton Art Gallery, located at 301 E. Main Street in Grafton. They spoke about their artwork,...
WOOD RIVER - A new restaurant has opened in Wood River, and they’re excited to bring authentic Mexican cuisine to the Riverbend. Mi Pueblito Cantina, located at 48 Edwardsville Road, has a long menu of favorites like tacos, fajitas and enchiladas, as well as prepared-to-order specials...
ALTON - A new mural has been completed in Upper Alton. Located at Granny’s Uniforms at 2525 College Avenue in Alton, the mural was commissioned by the Upper Alton Association. The painting welcomes visitors to “Pie Town,” a nod to the custom Pie Town shirts sold at Granny’s...
ALTON - The Wedge Innovation Center is nearing its opening, and AltonWorks couldn’t be more excited to unveil this next step in their contrib ution to Alton. Emily Hemingway, executive director of the Wedge Innovation Center, said the building will open in fall 2024. In the meantime,...
MADISON COUNTY - During a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new Madison County Transit building on May 23, 2024, in Pontoon Beach, Governor J.B. Pritzker said he was “disappointed” with the Madison County Board’s decision to put an advisory referendum on the Nov....
PONTOON BEACH - Madison County Transit (MCT) officials marked the opening of a new MCT administration building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 23, 2024. Located at the MCT Base of Operations at 1 Transit Way in Pontoon Beach, the new building will house MCT’s administration, human...
RIVERBEND - This weekend, there are many free Memorial Day events to honor local veterans and their sacrifice for our country. Read more here! SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2024 Scott Reinke Ride to Fight Suicide When: Registration opens at 9 a.m., ride begins at 12 p.m., Saturday, May 25...
BETHALTO - Rose Lawn Memory Gardens will host their 64th annual Memorial Day service at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 27, 2024. The service will include music by the Civic Memorial High School band and presentations by Bethalto American Legion Post 214, the Cottage Hills VFW Post 7678, Bethalto Mayor Gary...
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