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While there have been some delays in pick-up and drop-off times for students in the Alton School District this week, one administrator says that is to be expected.  With school back in session, m...read more
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Most all area students are back in school, but that doesn’t mean motorists should let their guard down when they are not traveling through a school zone.  Local, County, and State Police ar...read more
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Renovations on the "upper field" at Alton Middle School wrapped up recently, and the first games will be played there Saturday morning.  The dedication of the new field is a milestone in a projec...read more
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If your child loves to sing, an opportunity to join the RiverBend Children’s Choir at Lewis & Clark Community College is available.  The group has participated with the Lewis & Clar...read more
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A bill to change the funding formula for public schools may be considered during the six days state lawmakers are in Springfield this fall.  The legislation sponsored by State Senator Andy Manar ...read more
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Alton Police are still asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect charged following a pair of shootings in the City last week.  19-year old Brandon McGee was charged Wednesday with ...read more
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Time is running out to get legislative term limits on the November ballot.  The 1st District Court of Appeals sided with a lower court’s ruling that the referendum is unconstitutional. Bruc...read more
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US Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is renewing his push to reduce Amtrak train delays in Illinois.  Durbin held a meeting with state and federal officials Wednesday in Champaign to discuss dela...read more
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Come Election Day, many of us will be voting one-handed – because we'll be holding our noses with the other hand.  Incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn, a Democrat, and Republican challenger Bruce Raun...read more
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A new exhibit of photographs explores what makes southern Illinois different from the rest of the state.  39 photographs that appeared in the book “The State of Southern Illinois:...read more
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U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says Illinois could be the next site of an oil train derailment if safety standards aren’t improved.  Durbin met with federal transportation officials and Illinois ...read more
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A benefit concert is being added to the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater schedule.  The Little River Band will be on stage Friday, September 26 raising money for the Survivor’s Scholarship F...read more
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The Alton School Board has approved a bid for the seeding and irrigation of the athletic fields at the new complex being built behind Alton High School.  Munie Greencare Professionals submitted t...read more
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Last year’s harsh winter is still causing headaches for local road departments.  Salt prices have risen substantially since last year, with prices approximately twice that of this time last...read more
Law enforcement officials are pleased with the quiet way Wednesday night passed in Ferguson.  Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said it was a "very good night in Ferguson" ...read more
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