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An East Alton restaurant is hosting a fundraiser next week to help a family deal with their daughter's medical bills.  Gwig's Family Restaurant at 505 East Berkshire Boulevard will donate 20% of ...read more
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Many Riverbend communities are pursuing bike and pedestrian path projects.  Alton can be added to that list, as it is entering into a professional services contract with Heartlands Conservancy to...read more
A Bunker Hill man will be heading to prison soon, having entered a guilty plea in Jersey County to Aggravated Kidnapping.  36-year-old Jonathan Trexler was sentenced to 10 years with a 15 year en...read more
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The City of Alton is moving forward with a plan to add ambulance service as part of the Alton Fire Department.  The idea is to be able to raise up to $500,000 annual for city coffers through the ...read more
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Suburban Chicago GOP political leaders are looking for a replacement for a prominent state representative who abruptly resigned Sunday. Suburban Chicago State Rep. Ron Sandack (R-Dist. 81) resigned fr...read more
A federal judge has increased the amount awarded to a former employee in Madison County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler's office.  In February, a jury awarded Linda Dunnagan $450,000 in damages in a civi...read more
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While a call for blood donors earlier this month resulted in an uptick in donations, a spokesman for the American Red Cross in St. Louis says a critical blood shortage still exists.  The agency i...read more
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The Jersey County Board will name a replacement for retiring Sheriff Mark Kallal at its next board meeting on August 9.  Kallal announced his retirement in late June.  His replacement by law...read more
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The new principal for Civic Memorial High School is settling in to his new office, less than a month before the start of the new school year.  Aaron Kilpatrick has served as the administrator for...read more
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The Illinois Department of Public Health is offering some tips for those traveling to countries where the Zika Virus is present.   Visitors to Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean especi...read more
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Illinois’ delay in paying vendors could be directly impacting the state’s economy. That’s according to a researcher behind a new report from MIT and Harvard.  A recent MIT...read more
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Illinois isn't getting rid of the bevy of tests students take every year, but the state will finally track just how many tests students are taking. Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a law Friday that wil...read more
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Gov. Bruce Rauner used his veto pen to change or sink a number of union-backed proposals, two of which dealt with pay and benefits for home health care workers. The governor vetoed a proposal that ...read more
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Every 10 years after the census, Illinois’ legislative districts are redrawn by the political party in power, in renent years the Democrats. Nearly 600,000 people signed petitions to let vo...read more
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A new state law makes it clear; Schools can share their unused food with food banks or homeless shelters. Jen Walling, Eexecutive director of the Illinois Environmental Council, said she didn't thin...read more
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