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Motorists should be aware of more work planned for Interstate 255 starting today.  The work will be in St. Clair and Monroe Counties, from south of Interstate 70 to the Jefferson Barracks Bridge ...read more
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It’s paperwork that’s keeping the Alton Multimodal Transportation Center project moving forward.  That should change soon, with the installation of the water line extension from Oakwo...read more
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The final concert of the “Expressions-A Musical Experience” concert series will take place later this week. The 20-piece ensemble, Shades of Blue Jazz from Scott Airforce Base will be the ...read more
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This year's 42nd Annual Alton Fall Historic House Tour is coming up in a few weeks, and the local tourism office is offering a new twist on the traditional self-guided tour.  You can check out th...read more
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The SIU School of Dental Medicine in Alton will open the doors to kids between 3 and 13 on Monday, October 13th as part of Give Kids A Smile Day, sponsored by the American Dental Association. &nb...read more
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The Illinois Department of Transportation is urging motorcycle riders to take advantage of free training classes.  IDOT's motorcycle safety program director Terry Redman says there are different ...read more
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Bruce Rauner says he’s going to stiff Republican county chairmen and others in the party power structure when it comes to patronage, if he’s elected governor. The people helping Rauner try...read more
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The U.S. Senate is considering taking away the NFL’s tax exempt status. U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) isn’t completely on board with the proposal that would change the league’s s...read more
One state rep wants to give the pumpkin a bit more significance in Illinois.  Republican Keith Summer has introduced a bill that would make pumpkin pie the official pie of the state.  Illino...read more
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The Illinois Innocence Project is getting almost $250,000, a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. Groups such as this one and a similar one at Northwestern University have gotten a lot of public...read more
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The November election will be the last one until Rupert Borgsmiller retires. Borgsmiller is executive director of the Illinois State Board of Elections, to be succeeded Jan. 1. by Steve Sandvoss, who ...read more
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A recent trip to Mississippi by Alton Police Detectives is the latest development in a seven-year-old murder case.  DaRon Hearn was fatally shot outside of the Oakwood Estates public housing comp...read more
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The first West Nile deaths are being reported in Illinois.  Two people from northern Illinois who tested positive for the virus have died.  But as a whole, West Nile hasn't hit Illinois as h...read more
A rally involving the deadly Ferguson shooting is planned before the Rams' home game Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. Protestors will let their feelings known about the August 9th shooting of Michae...read more
Checking overnight arrests, East Alton Police were holding 19-year-old Daniel S. Elledge of the 200 block of E. Acton for Domestic Battery; and 44-year-old Christina E. Beegle of the 300 block of N. E...read more
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