An East Alton man has been identified as the person found dead on a parking lot earlier this week in a semi-remote area of the village. The Madison County Coroner’s Office said the man is 62-year-old...[Read More]
As Godfrey moves forward with the upgrade of its bike and pedestrian trail system, the village trustees have given its Park and Recreation Director permission to seek a grant for the next phase. Todd...[Read More]
The Thursday night fireworks displays in Alton and Grafton are accomplishing the goal set out by organizers. Almost a month in to the schedule, the fireworks are shot off at dusk, bringing large crowds...[Read More]
Alton Residents will commemorate the anniversary of end of slavery in the United States Saturday at James Killion Park at Salu during the annual Juneteenth celebration. While slavery has been gone for...[Read More]
Fingerprints will not be mandatory for Firearm Owner’s Identification card applicants. The Illinois House voted Wednesday to approve the Senate version of a bill that makes fingerprints voluntary...[Read More]
Illinois lawmakers are expected to come back sometime this summer after failing to bring sweeping energy legislation across the finish line. Tweaks to the proposal continue to be made. The Senate...[Read More]
The McDonald's on Broadway at Ridge Street in Alton was destroyed by a fire on Thursday. No one was injured and the cause remains under investigation. The fire broke out around 5:00am near th...[Read More]
The Madison County Board on Wednesday tabled proposed rate increases for sheriff’s deputies after board members asked for more information about the practice of providing security for businesses...[Read More]
The Alton YWCA has named its Women of Distinction for 2021. The 15 honorees will be celebrated at a dinner on August 26 at Julia’s Banquet Center and will also be featured during a Let's Tal...[Read More]
Juneteenth is now an official state holiday in Illinois. Under a new state law, the holiday will be celebrated on June 19th every year, marking the day in 1865 when the last slaves were finally freed...[Read More]
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