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The Alton Police Department is currently holding 21-year-old Dariyan McCraoy in custody for Felony Retail Theft over $500 and Eluding for stealing from Macy's at the Alton Square Mall just before 3pm more
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The Green Gift Bazaar returns to the River Bend today.  Eco-artisans and vendors will gather inside the Alton YWCA and offer a variety of goods to patrons according to Alton Main Street more
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The United Way continues to collect items for Christmas.   The annual Community Christmas collection drive is underway with 100 boxes placed at businesses and churches throughout the more
The United State’s Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois will step down from his post next month.  Stephen R. Wigginton will join a national law firm in St. Louis, and will resign more
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Are you thinking about getting a puppy for Christmas?  You might want to think again, according to the executive director of the Alton Area Animal Aid Association.  In addition to the more
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Come filing time, you never know who will be roaming the state Capitol – like a couple of downstate Republican Congressmen.U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R-Collinsville), notorious for reversing his more
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Avoiding buying dangerous toys involves more than checking a list of product recalls. The annual “Trouble in Toyland” report from the Illinois Public Interest Research Group looks more
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This holiday season, you’re challenged to go out to eat, get your oil changed and do your Christmas shopping first in the Riverbend.  The new shopping initiative was created by six local more
It was a Black Friday edition of The Friday Morning Poll on The Big Z.  Feel free to share your opinions in the comments section:   Do you think we'll have a state budget by the end of more
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The Christmas season is about to be in full swing.  Tonight marks the opening of the Christmas Wonderland display at Rock Spring Park.  The light display at the park has been going strong more
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You are invited to Grafton’s Grove Memorial Park, where a ceremony tonight at 6:00 will light the city’s Christmas lights display.  Lights will be turned on at the park, the more
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The flu has not made a significant impact on the Riverbend yet in 2015, so a spokesman with the Madison County Health Department says it's a great time to get your flu shot.  The shot usually more
Whatever money you might have available Saturday could go to your friendly neighborhood locally-owned retailer.  That's the thinking behind Small Business Saturday.“Last year, shoppers more
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A number of lithograph prints that were once given to Mississippi Lime customers as Christmas gifts will be for sale at an upcoming art show.  Next weekend the Old Bakery Beer Company will host more
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The budget impasse may have claimed a new victim: an annual holiday shopping season sting on those illegally parking in handicapped spaces.   The sting has become a holiday tradition under more
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