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There are two parades with decades-old traditions scheduled for Monday.  Well into its second half-century will be the Bethalto Memorial Day Parade.  This is the 56th year for the event, whi...read more
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A Memorial Day sunset service will take place later today at the National Cemetery in Alton.  It will be the 10th year for the service, and is believed to be the only Memorial Day service held in...read more
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The Illinois legislature finally has a chance to debate and vote on bills coming out of the governor’s office.  They are sponsored by the minority leaders in the respective chambers –...read more
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Awarding tax credits to companies which maintain headquartered in the U.S. seems easy to support, but the concept faces an uphill battle in Congress.  The legislation, called the Patriot Employer...read more
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A group that has been active in spots around the country supposedly soliciting donations for care packages for our troops has caught the eye of the Better Business Bureau.  Patriot Packaging Sale...read more
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There’s a proposal in Springfield to make voter registration come automatically whenever somebody gets a driver’s license or a state ID. State Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) is one of the...read more
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There were a few hot issues at the Madison County Board meeting Wednesday Night.  Some heated questions were asked regarding the early release of former County Treasurer Fred Bathon's Early relea...read more
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The movement to make marijuana less unacceptable is rolling through Illinois.  The Senate has passed a decriminalization measure for possession of up to 15 grams. It would be a civil offense with...read more
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The Illinois House closed out the week with Democrats taking another whack at the governor’s “Turnaround Agenda.” After previously hearing from injured workers from both Illinois and...read more
A Godfrey man is facing prison after pleading guilty to three robberies, including a robbery at the U.S. Bank in Upper Alton earlier this year.  24 year old Joseph E. Schwank also admitted to rob...read more
CORRECTION:  A previous story indicating that Michael Bowman of the 100 block of Piasa Street in Alton was facing charges for criminal trespass at the Argosy Casino was incorrect.  Acco...read more
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The Metro East Start-Up Challenge is returning for a second year, and is now taking entries.  The Challenge seeks to identify, reward and support entrepreneurs across the Small Business Developme...read more
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The Wood River Aquatic Center will open a week from today, and crews are doing some final projects for the coming season.  In recent years the pool has been resurfaced, removing rough edges and s...read more
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Godfrey has hired a Branding Consultant. Officially titled a Economic Development and Market Brand Director, the position will pay $55,000 - $65,000 annually with benefits. Michael Catalano’s ex...read more
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As the summer swimming season gets underway, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is warning parents about the dangers of drowning.  When tragedy occurs, acting DCFS Director G...read more
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