Alton Daily News News 20 Latest News Articles 2018-01-17T05:59:13Z Kane Man Charged With Vehicle Thefts <a href=";id=258699" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Two recent vehicle thefts in Wood River are being blamed on the same man. 24-year-old Aaron S. Kelley of the 200 block of Main Street in Kane is charged in thefts from a driveway in the 500 block of 13th Street in Wood River on January 10, and from t... Doug Jenkins - WBGZ Radio 2018-01-17T05:00:00Z Latest Flu Numbers Show Moderation <a href=";id=258633" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The latest report on the flu in Illinois shows a dip in the number of people getting sick. But one doctor says Illinois' flu season is not slowing down, yet. This year's flu season started early, and hit hard. Dr. Brian Curtis with OSF HealthCare sa... Benjamin Yount - Illinois Radio Network 2018-01-17T17:00:00Z Police Looking for Missing Teen <a href=";id=258640" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Police are looking for a Bethalto 17-year-old they believe may be a runaway. The Madison County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office has shared information indicating Adriana L. Yount left her home in the 400 block of S. Elm Street of her own free will on December... Doug Jenkins, Mark Ellebracht - WBGZ Radio 2018-01-16T05:00:00Z Bid Awarded for Hiway House Demolition <a href=";id=258641" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The demolition of the Highway House in Godfrey is imminent. Nine companies submitted bids for the project, with Hayes Contracting of Collinsville getting the job. Their bid came in at $119,650. Godfrey Village Attorney Tom Long tells The Big Z the h... Doug Jenkins - WBGZ Radio 2018-01-17T05:00:00Z Original Crosstown Road Plan is Dead <a href=";id=258637" target="_blank"><img src=" 1.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Godfrey's Crosstown Road, as originally envisioned, is no more. There has been little interest in proceeding with the task of creating a connector road from the area near Illinois 255 and the Village Hall with the Clifton Terrace area, establishing a... Doug Jenkins, Mark Ellebracht - WBGZ Radio 2018-01-17T05:00:00Z I-270 Bridge Replacement Meeting Today <a href=";id=258639" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Illinois Department of Transportation is hosting a meeting in Granite City this afternoon, regarding the proposed replacement of the I-270 bridge in Madison County IDOT has announced. You can learn about this major project and give feedback at th... Doug Jenkins - WBGZ Radio 2018-01-17T05:00:00Z Small Business Revolution Meet-Up <a href=";id=258636" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The head of Alton Main Street is hoping you'll help cheer the city on, as business owners put their efforts together in pursuit of a half-million dollars. Last month, the crew of the Hulu-hosted Small Business Revolution - Main Street program announc... Doug Jenkins - WBGZ Radio 2018-01-17T05:00:00Z Rauner Meets Business Leaders in Edwardsville <a href=";id=258650" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner made a stop in Edwardsville on Tuesday to meet with small business owners. It's part of a swing through the state the governor is using to highlight what he believes are challenges to small business growth especially in... Mark Ellebracht - WBGZ Radio 2018-01-17T11:15:00Z Farm Bill Discussed With Area Sportsmen <a href=";id=258610" target="_blank"><img src=" at sunset.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Congress is crafting a new farm bill, and an explanation of what that could mean to area sportsmen was held last night at the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center. The forum, sponsored by the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partners (T... Doug Jenkins - WBGZ Radio 2018-01-16T17:00:00Z Ameren Illinois Executive Honored <a href=";id=258635" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>&nbsp; Black Enterprise Magazine has named Ameren Illinois chairman and president Richard J. Mark to its list of the most powerful executives in corporate America. The designation comes as the utility continues its 10-year massive overhaul of the gr... Doug Jenkins - WBGZ Radio 2018-01-17T17:00:00Z Former Ford Employees Claim Harassment <a href=";id=258629" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Former employees of the Ford Motor Company who are suing the automaker claiming sexual harassment say the union leaders there not only failed to protect them but were the harassers themselves. Last week&rsquo;s state Sexual Harassment Task Force hos... Cole Lauterbach - Illinois Radio Network 2018-01-17T05:00:00Z Wisconsin Town Credits Illinois for Economic Boom <a href=";id=258604" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>One Wisconsin community is giving Illinois at least partial credit for an economic boom. The town of Beloit is located just over the state line, about 20 miles north of Rockford. Town administrator Ian Haas says he&rsquo;s seen several development p... Scot Bertram - Illinois Radio Network 2018-01-17T05:00:00Z Illinois Receives Food Stamp Waiver <a href=";id=258603" target="_blank"><img src=" dept of human services logo.gif" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A government accountability group says the state of Illinois is fudging employment data in order to allow more healthy Illinoisans to receive taxpayer-funded food stamps without having to work. &nbsp; The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved an ... Greg Bishop - Illinois News Network 2018-01-17T05:00:00Z Candidates Asked About Gerrymandering <a href=";id=258602" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>With Illinois&rsquo; primary election less than two months away, the candidates for governor are being pressed on their views about gerrymandering. The next Illinois governor will be in office for the redrawing of the state&rsquo;s political maps. J... Cole Lauterbach - Illinois Radio Network 2018-01-17T05:00:00Z Closings for Tuesday Jan. 16 <a href=";id=258570" target="_blank"><img src=" Thermometer.gif" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Closings (updated 7:05am Tue) Alton Catholic Children's Home Alton School District Bethalto School District Bunker Hill School District Calhoun School District Carlinville School District East Alton - Wood River High School District East Alto... Mark Ellebracht - WBGZ Radio 2018-01-16T05:00:00Z City Issues Aquatic Center Fundraising Precautions <a href=";id=258560" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Just days after the City of Wood River announced the Aquatic Center would not open in 2018, a GoFundMe account has popped up on social media that purports to want to raise the money to save the facility. A decision to not open the facility was announ... Doug Jenkins - WBGZ Radio 2018-01-15T17:00:00Z Rocky Fork Underground RR Site Now A Designated Passport Site <a href=";id=258546" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>What appears to be a growing traffic-generator for tourism sites around the state is now a part of the local Underground Railroad experience. This (Monday) Morning, a National Park Service Historian presented the Alton Regional Convention and Visitor... Doug Jenkins - WBGZ Radio 2018-01-15T16:00:00Z ISP District 11 Releases 2017 Statistics <a href=";id=258559" target="_blank"><img src=" Red Truck.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Illinois State Police have released the activity and enforcement figures for 2017. District 11, based in Collinsville, recorded 48,044 incidents last year and had 8,015 calls for service from the public. District 11 includes Clinton, Bond, Madiso... Doug Jenkins - WBGZ Radio 2018-01-16T05:00:00Z TNI Outdoor Survival Workshop <a href=";id=258558" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>You are invited to step into nature and test your survival skills or learn new ones at The Nature Institute at a new wilderness workshop. The Nature Institute on South Levis Lane in Godfrey, is inviting you to a new workshop that will guide attendees... Doug Jenkins - WBGZ Radio 2018-01-16T05:00:00Z BBB Warning For Dog Beds <a href=";id=258557" target="_blank"><img src=" logo 2.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A cautionary press release from the Better Business Bureau stresses the potential dangers of online shopping. The agency has received complaints from 14 customers of Daneproof over the past 10 months, most complaining the company has stopped respondi... Doug Jenkins - WBGZ Radio 2018-01-16T05:00:00Z