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You can get your hands on what may be some rare items at an upcoming auction.  Next Tuesday March 10 at Harman’s Auction Service in Shipman there will be a number of religious items and fur...read more
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The name of the grocery store that will be moving into Godfrey’s Monticello Plaza has been revealed.  Long rumored to be a corporate partner of the Kroger grocery store chain, Godfrey Build...read more
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The Village of Bethalto now officially opposes Governor Bruce Rauner’s plan to cut funding to municipalities.  Rauner has proposed massive cuts to the state budget as he tries to fix the st...read more
An Alton man will spend more than 8 years in federal prison for dealing crack cocaine to an undercover police informant in Alton. That sentence was handed down against 28-year old Steven Foster on Tue...read more
The United States Department of Justice is expected to announce this week that an investigation of the Ferguson Police Department has uncovered a pattern of racial bias. Preliminary findings show that...read more
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Winter is over – at least for the people who study the weather.  Meteorological winter consists of December, January and February, so the data are in: In Illinois, it was cold, but not supe...read more
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An affliction that kills bats has spread to four Southern Illinois counties.  White nose syndrome has been detected in Union, Saline, Johnson and Jackson counties, the Illinois Department of Natu...read more
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Shopping around for an alternative electricity supplier isn’t your best bet for saving money, according to a new report.  The Citizens Utility Board says since 2013, ComEd has been able to ...read more
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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is looking to expand the state’s law on data breaches.  Madigan has drafted legislation adding new requirements to the 2005 Personal Information and P...read more
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By the numbers – some of them, anyway – Illinois’ economic growth is consistent. The Flash Index, a weighted average of personal income, consumer spending, and corporate earnings co...read more
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Developing a plan to address public safety is a task that municipalities statewide are addressing.  Godfrey’s new Public Safety Administrator says the plan there is coming together at a pac...read more
Alton police are looking for a suspect in a Monday afternoon bank robbery.  The robbery took place just before 2pm yesterday, when the suspect walked into the US Bank on Washington Avenue in up...read more
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The Southern Illinois School of Engineering Summer Camp has received a $20,000 donation from the Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery.  The donation will cover 10 scholarships for students with financ...read more
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Severe weather preparedness week in Illinois continues today.  The states Emergency Management Agency as well as local experts are urging families to make sure they are ready for anything.  ...read more
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From the end of May to mid August, the community will be able to swim, splash, and slide the afternoon away at the Wood River Aquatic Center, and this year's opening day is Saturday, May 30. ...read more
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