Alton Daily News News 20 Latest News Articles 2018-03-18T05:52:25Z 'Wellness Rocks' Spring Health Fair Coming Up <a href=";id=261994" target="_blank"><img src=" services plus.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Wellness Rocks Spring Health Fair to be held at Senior Services Plus in Alton is coming up. On March 21st, from 8:30 am until 12:00 noon, the public are invited to attend the free event to learn about valuable resources provided by over 50 exhibi... Ross Pearson - WBGZ Radio 2018-03-18T09:00:00Z Sen. McCarter Comments On Senate Control <a href=";id=261993" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Illinois Senate passed three gun legislation bills last Wednesday, that according to Senator Kyle McCarter (R-Lebanon) will restrict our second-amendment rights in the state if they become law. One of the amendments to the bill would ban bump sto... Ross Pearson - WBGZ Radio 2018-03-18T09:00:00Z Road Closings in Wood River Begin Monday <a href=";id=261990" target="_blank"><img src=" River Logo.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Wood River Police Department has announced that they received a notice from the City of Wood River Public Works Division, regarding road closings. In relation to the continuation of Phase 1 of Wood River's 6th Street construction project, various... Ross Pearson - WBGZ Radio 2018-03-17T05:00:00Z Alton To Celebrate Kick Off Of Small Business Revolution Filming <a href=";id=261965" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Downtown Alton will be in celebration mode on Friday to kick off the third season of Deluxe Corporation's Small Business Revolution - Main Street series. On Friday March 23rd from 5 to 8 p.m. Broadway between Langdon and George streets will be closed... Zac Coffman - WBGZ Radio 2018-03-17T05:00:00Z State Senators Pushing For High Speed Internet <a href=";id=261963" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>State Senators Andy Manar and Sam McCann are pushing legislation that would bring broadband internet access to all schools in Illinois. Manar says small town kids face a road block in their education because of the lack of internet access. &nbsp;... RFD Radio Network 2018-03-18T05:00:00Z Alton/ Godfrey Rotary Club Honors Students of the Month <a href=";id=261955" target="_blank"><img src=" Club Flag.gif" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>&nbsp; The Alton/ Godfrey Rotary Club honored their Students of the Month for March at the club's regular meeting. Bhavesh Bakshi (Buh-vesh Bok-she) and Regina Guehlstorf were presented with an award and are now eligible to compete for a $6000 schol... Zac Coffman - WBGZ Radio 2018-03-17T05:00:00Z Illinois FOIA Laws Rarely Applied To Lawmakers <a href=";id=261952" target="_blank"><img src=" 3.gif" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>All of the recent sexual harassment controversies surrounding Springfield lawmakers and House Speaker Michael Madigan have come to light without the aid of a significant transparency tool: the Freedom of Information Act. Illinois' FOIA laws had been... Cole Lauterbach - Illinois Radio Network 2018-03-17T05:00:00Z Rauner Presents Plan To Deal With Legionnaires Disease <a href=";id=261948" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>In the years-long wake of 13 veterans dying of Legionnaires disease at the Quincy Veterans Home, and just days before a primary election, Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration presented a plan to deal with the outbreak, but there&rsquo;s still no solid ... Greg Bishop - Illinois News Network 2018-03-18T05:00:00Z Lawmakers Must Pass Budget By May 31st <a href=";id=261947" target="_blank"><img src=" state capital rotunda.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>After cancelling session and committee hearings in Springfield Thursday, the Illinois General Assembly is off for the next few weeks. When they come back, they'll have about a month's worth of working days to pass a plan to spend about $37 billion in... Greg Bishop - Illinois News Network 2018-03-17T05:00:00Z Woman Charged with Drug Sales <a href=";id=261919" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A Wood River woman is facing charges for allegedly selling heroin near East Alton Wood River High School.&nbsp;&nbsp; 33 year old Tasha Hagenbrok of the 600 block of George Street is charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance within 1,0... Mark Ellebracht - WBGZ Radio 2018-03-16T05:00:00Z Illinois Lawmakers Pass Gun Control Laws <a href=";id=261908" target="_blank"><img src=" capital springfield and downtown.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>After bipartisan success on gun regulation in the Illinois House, Senate Democrats added so-called &ldquo;poison pills&rdquo; that Republicans say won&rsquo;t get their vote. Rather than send bills that would tighten Illinois&rsquo; gun laws them to... Cole Lauterbach - Illinois Radio Network 2018-03-17T09:00:00Z Expert Says Enough Evidence To Investigate Madigan <a href=";id=261915" target="_blank"><img src=" Madigan.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>An expert on fraud and corruption says there&rsquo;s enough to the quid-pro-quo claims against House Speaker Michael Madigan by a Democratic state representative to warrant a special counsel investigation. &nbsp; State Rep. Scott Drury, D-Highwood,... Greg Bishop - Illinois Radio Network 2018-03-17T05:00:00Z U.S. Steel Holding Career Fair Today <a href=";id=261897" target="_blank"><img src=" City Steel.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>U.S. Steel in Granite City is bringing back positions previously held by laid-off workers. The company announced last week it is re-opening Blast Furnace B, which carries the potential to bring back 500 workers laid off in 2015. In addition, they are... Ross Pearson, Mark Ellebracht - WBGZ Radio 2018-03-16T09:00:00Z Downtown Alton St. Pat's Fest Tomorrow <a href=";id=261904" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Saturday is St. Patrick's Day. Whether you're Irish or not, you're invited to Downtown Alton's St. Pat's Fest to celebrate. From 11am-7pm green-clad attendees will flock to businesses, bars, and restaurants along State, Third and Broadway in Downtown... Ross Pearson - WBGZ Radio 2018-03-16T08:00:00Z OSF St. Anthony's Reports Facility Updates <a href=";id=261900" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>It was a year ago that OSF Health Care St. Anthony's Health Center announced a number of sweeping changes they were going to make to their facilities. They have announced that many of those changes have already taken shape. A new medical office build... Ross Pearson - WBGZ Radio 2018-03-16T09:00:00Z Spring Break and the Grandparent Scam <a href=";id=261845" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>With spring break on the way, the Better Business Bureau wants you to be aware of a scam that tricks thousands of people nationwide each year. It's called the "Grandparent Scam," and you are being urged not to fall for the ruse if someone claiming to... Doug Jenkins - WBGZ Radio 2018-03-15T17:00:00Z Low Dose CT Scans Saving Lives <a href=";id=261844" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Finding lung cancer in patients that are not showing symptoms is becoming easier with Low Dose CT screenings available at OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony&rsquo;s Health Center in Alton. According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leadin... Doug Jenkins - WBGZ Radio 2018-03-15T17:00:00Z Dems Candidates Hammer Pritzker in Debate <a href=";id=261907" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Illinois&rsquo; Democratic candidates for governor used their last public debate before the primary to pound front-runner J.B. Pritzker on his secret offshore tax holdings. On the day of the Democrats&rsquo; final debate before the March 20 primary,... Cole Lauterbach - Illinois Radio Network 2018-03-16T09:00:00Z Ives Blasts Rauner Over Ads <a href=";id=261909" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Gov. Bruce Rauner&rsquo;s primary challenger Jeanne Ives says the governor is doubling down on statements about her that many have said are lies. If you turn on the TV, radio, or open your mail, you may see, hear or read political advertisements from... Greg Bishop - Illinois Radio Network 2018-03-16T05:00:00Z Illinois Bicentennial Beer Now In Stores <a href=";id=261905" target="_blank"><img src=" pour.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The latest birthday gift to the people of Illinois comes in a 12-ounce can &ndash; the state's bicentennial beer is now on store shelves.&nbsp; Gov. Bruce Rauner and members of the state's Bicentennial Commission cracked the first cans of the 1818 Pr... Benjamin Yount - Illinois Radio Network 2018-03-16T09:00:00Z