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The operators of a towing business that wants to continue to operate on 7th Street in Alton are not going down without a fight.  Although Alton Area Towing and the owner of the building in questi...read more
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With periods of snow in the forecast over the next several days, state officials want you to be ready for winter road conditions.  Illinois State Police Trooper Heath Bryan says motorists need to...read more
A woman from Missouri is facing charges after she allegedly lied to authorities about being assaulted outside a dance club in Collinsville.  21-year-old Lisa Soest of Imperial, Missouri, is charg...read more
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Congressman Mike Bost is running for re-election.  The Murphysboro Republican will make the official announcement at an event in Alton on Tuesday morning at 8:30.  Bost tells The Big Z he ha...read more
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To much applause from some members of the Illinois Legislature, President Barack Obama came out in support of redistricting reform.   The Chicago Democrat gave an hour-long address to a joint s...read more
Illinois State Police report a worker for IDOT and a pedestrian were struck by a passing motorist yesterday afternoon.  The two victims were standing near an accident scene along Interstate 64 ne...read more
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Godfrey firefighters will be collecting money Friday morning in support of "Rise and Shine for Heat Up St. Louis 2016."  The event is happening all around the St. Louis area tomorrow, and is a pr...read more
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Tapping a Maple Tree to collect its sap is a centuries-old skill that results in the creation of Maple Syrup.  You can learn that skill and more about its history at an event coming up Saturday a...read more
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Madison County has received recognition for its sustainability efforts.  The Green Business Challenge is a joint program developed in 2010 by the St. Louis Regional Chamber and the Missouri Botan...read more
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Republican Rep. Terri Bryant of Murphysboro is drawing opponents to her attempt to criminalize filming and posting fight videos to social media. Bryant submitted the bill after she saw video of a bru...read more
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The sponsor of a bill to tax certain financial transactions says it would help Chicago Public Schools, but the governor is adamantly against the proposal.   Democratic Representative Mary Flowe...read more
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The signal a state sends out to potential employers is almost more important that its actions, and Illinois isn’t sending the right message, according to the author of “How Money Walks.&rd...read more
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A move to save tax dollars by sharing services between Naperville and an associated township is underway, but not everyone is on board.   West suburban Naperville looks to be the first municipa...read more
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President Barack Obama will visit Springfield today and deliver a speech to the Illinois General Assembly.  White House press secretary Josh Earnest says the speech likely won’t include det...read more
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The momentum created by hosting several successful tournaments continues into 2016 for the Alton Park & Recreation Department.  The Kick It 3 v 3 soccer tourney has been a solid addition to t...read more
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