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A new Community Relations Commission in Alton is on hold – at least for the next couple of weeks.  The Alton City Council chose to lay over a resolution that would create an ordinance estab...read more
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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner will deliver his state of the state speech next week, and local lawmakers are anxious to hear what is proposed.  Rauner has cited a staggering budget deficit, piles...read more
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Next month the Lewis & Clark Community College Diversity Council will team up with the organizers of Black History Month to present a special program.  On Wednesday, February 11 at 2pm in the...read more
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You can explore college scholarship opportunities with the help of a new search tool.  Lynne Baker with the Illinois Student Assistance Commission says a free web portal brings student debt, fina...read more
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The Friends of the Wildey Theatre are ready for “An Affair to Remember” at the historic Wildey Theatre in Downtown Edwardsville.  On February 12 at 7pm, the 1957 film starring Cary Gr...read more
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There are only so many places to lock people up, and it’s so expensive to build new places to lock people up, that a state lawmaker is trying to find a better medium.  State Rep. Mike Zalew...read more
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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says he hopes the fifth time’s the charm for legislation to create a new food safety agency.  Bills have been introduced in 1999, 2004, 2005, and 2007 to comb...read more
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“Cut my pay,” said nobody, ever.  Check that – a state lawmaker suggests before we hear all the financial specifics the governor is waiting to unleash upon Illinois, the legisla...read more
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Saving protections for undocumented immigrants who came into the U.S. as children is the top priority for U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) this week.  Durbin has promised to speak on the Senate flo...read more
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Call it “right to work,” call it “employee empowerment,” call it “union-busting,” it’s not likely to go over well with some people at the state Capitol. ...read more
The YWCA of Alton has announced its 2015 Women of Distinction honorees.  The 10 honorees will be recognized during the 25th annual Women of Distinction celebration on April 30. “These wome...read more
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Gov. Bruce Rauner says one of his priorities for his first year in office will be creating so-called “right to work zones.”  He spoke to students Tuesday at Richland Community College...read more
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The owners of the aging Eastgate Plaza shopping center are not promoting the property properly, according to the mayor of East Alton.  Fred Bright feels the center still has potential, but would ...read more
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There are now conceptual drawings showing what company officials envision for a new gas station at the Godfrey Wal-Mart property.  The drawings show eight pumps and a small convenience store pl...read more
A Medora man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a minor nearly 18 years ago.  41-year-old Rodney Bailey, who at one time was the Southwestern School District board president, entered the plea...read more
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