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The Madison County Sheriff’s Department arrested an East Alton man who was allegedly stealing from elderly residents who hired him to do work around their property.  21-year-old John Nowlin...read more
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The Labor Day weekend starts today, and with it comes the tradition of the Bethalto Homecoming.  The 85th annual event held on the grounds of the City Park runs the entire length of the holiday w...read more
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Word of a ten-percent reduction in the ConocoPhillips workforce traveled fast earlier this week after the energy giant made the announcement.  Some concerns over what that means for workers in th...read more
The upcoming “Coffee With A Cop” in Alton has been cancelled.  The event, which was to be held at the 1st MidAmerica Credit Union on College Avenue on Tuesday morning, September 8th h...read more
Members of the union representing support staff in the Southwestern School District are still working without a new contract and are headed back to negotiations with the district.  The Southweste...read more
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The Madison County Health Department continues to encourage local residents to prepare for disasters of both the natural and man-made variety.  The agency is putting out another call for voluntee...read more
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The Lewis and Clark State Historic Site in Hartford will be teeming with music tomorrow.  The 13th annual music festival is scheduled from 10am to 4pm, and will feature performers at various loca...read more
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What is touted as landmark, comprehensive legislation to attack Illinois’ heroin problem has survived the Governor’s veto, so far.  Governor Bruce Rauner, while praising the idea of t...read more
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If and when the state budget stalemate ends, a long-term capital bill may be the next item of the General Assembly’s to-do list. Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Randy Blanke...read more
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One of Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget-saving plans, changing the qualifications to sharply reduce the number of families eligible for a state-subsidized child care program, has gotten plenty of attention ...read more
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Democrats in the U.S. Senate have enough votes to uphold a preserve the Iran nuclear deal, but U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is aiming for a higher goal. Durbin's vote count is 35 senators, a...read more
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OK, kids, what will it be this year – Disney World or Decatur?“Decatur is not a tourist destination,” says Decatur Area Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director Teri Hammel....read more
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After its 30th anniversary ride last September, the Bike MS Gateway Getaway Ride announced it would be leaving Columbia, Missouri and coming to Godfrey.  That day is nearly here, with the first o...read more
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A 20-year-old Wood River man suspected in a number of cases of sexual abuse has been arrested.  Cameron Niethe was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after the Madison County State’s At...read more
Depending on whom you ask, a bill to allow binding arbitration in public-sector labor negotiations either encourages compromise or short-circuits Gov. Bruce Rauner.And, in the end, Illinois House Demo...read more
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