Cory Davenport, Staff Writer

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Cory Davenport has worked as a reporter in Alton for more than five years. Starting at the Alton Telegraph, he covered education, community events, and several large scale investigative pieces. He is a graduate of Marquette Catholic High School, and trained in radio broadcasting and mass communications at Lewis and Clark Community College. He is writing for Riverbender to serve the community through providing information. He believes a good community is a well informed community, which can celebrate achievements and remedy problems together.

EDWARDSVILLE - The Madison County Sheriff's Office hosted a press conference Tuesday morning regarding a body found in Glen Carbon on Feb. 11. Madison County Sheriff John Lakin announced charges in the case. Lakin, who was one of the officers on the scene shortly after the murder, contacted the...
ALTON - Madison County Coroner Stephen P. Nonn released details on the death of Trinity M. Buel Tuesday morning. Trinity M. Buel, 17, of Alton was killed at 12:31 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, after being transported from the scene of a two-vehicle crash at Homer Adams Parkway and Buckmaster Lane...
ALTON - Two days of voting seems to be showing results for those backing the #MyAlton campaign. A Thursday update from Deluxe Corporation and the production staff of Small Business Revolution revealed Alton was currently at the top of the list of five towns in the running for season three of th...
EDWARDSVILLE - Bethalto-based artist Spencer Hughes said he has carried a sketchbook with him since childhood. Through the years, Hughes has developed his craft through several mediums. From his sketchbook to sculpture in high school. Hughes also began working with digital image manipulation...
ALTON - In the 1950s, the entire nation was in the early pushes for the Civil Rights Movement, and Alton schools were reluctantly undergoing integration under duress after Elijah Conley and his committee threatened state funding. While Conley left town with both a ruined line of credit and a ruined...
ALTON - Yesterday was big for Alton. The announcement the city had entered the top five towns to be showcased on the Deluxe Corporation's Small Business Revolution season three came bright and early - just after 6:30 a.m. After a large celebration at the Post Commons, Altonians immediately voted...
ALTON - Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m., Altonians were told they were one of five towns entering the final level of competition for Deluxe Corporation's third season of the Small Business Revolution . To celebrate, the entire town has been canvassing social media with ways to vote for Alton, and tagging...
ALTON - Martin Luther King, Jr. once described Sunday mornings as the most segregated times in the nation, describing the racial segregation in American churches as "tragic." To remedy that issue, which continues to this day, according to a release from Riverbend Ministerial Alliance President...
ALTON - The Alton Branch of the NAACP was founded by a group, which included two early advisers to Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Reverend Thomas Wright was born in Forrest City, Arkansas, and received his education in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, before coming to Shurtleff College in Alton to study...
ALTON - Many people are asking how they can vote for Alton in the drive to make it the town showcased in season three of Deluxe Corporation's Small Business Revolution show, and rest assured, it is easy. First of all, potential voters should go to the Small Business Revolution's website ( https://www.deluxe.com/small-business-revolution/...
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