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The announcement that the Family Christian Bookstore is closing at Alton Square deals another blow to the beleaguered mall.  Twelve employees will lose their jobs as the result of the surprise an...read more
Wood River Police were alerted to a grass and brush fire late Friday night.  The Police reported that the fire in the 1400 block of Brushy Grove was spreading rapidly and threatening nearby resid...read more
Another retail giant is announcing cutbacks, but it is not clear what that may mean for Alton. J.C. Penny announced this morning (Friday) it will be closing between 130 and 140 stores nationwide. Macy...read more
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Godfrey’s Hiway House motel remains open as the village ponders its next move. The motel's owners have come under fire over the past few years for allegedly not dealing with numerous violations....read more
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A local elementary school teacher is working with an international organization to help encourage students in her class to stay active and feed malnourished people around the world. The program is cal...read more
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The first donations are coming in to the Illinois State Fairgrounds Foundation and one member expects big things on the horizon to help alleviate the taxpayer burden on paying for upkeep at the agin...read more
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The owner of a number of southern Illinois coal-fired power stations is suing the state to stop a law aimed at keeping two nuclear power plants operating.Texas-based Dynegy is joining with NRG Energy ...read more
A New Douglas couple has been indicted by a Madison County Grand Jury on 11 counts of child endangerment and 1 count of involuntary manslaughter.  The manslaughter charge relates to the death of ...read more
Illinois State Police are investigating a car crash that resulted in both the driver and passenger being ejected from the vehicle.  The accident occurred on Illinois Route 159 half a mile north o...read more
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Jealousy is believed to be the motive behind an alleged attack Thursday morning in Wood River. Police arrested 24-year-old James A. Pritchard of the 100 block of Grand in East Alton after he allegedly...read more
An Edwardsville man is facing federal bank robbery charges after he allegedly held up the U.S. Bank in O'Fallon, Illinois, earlier this month. 36 year old Marcus Thornton is facing up to 20 years in p...read more
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An extension of the improvements to Godfrey's Pierce Lane is being planned by the village.  The extension to the north could eventually run all the way to Winter Lane, but for now, it looks like ...read more
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Expect to see Girl Scouts scattered around the Riverbend this weekend.  Friday through Sunday, February 24-26is National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend.  You will be able to buy Girl Scout Cookie...read more
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Illinois' largest public employee union announced Thursday its members' approval of a strike authorization. Gov. Bruce Rauner said that every day that goes by without a new contract c...read more
A Madison County Judge upheld a decision by the Alton Electoral Board that will keep a candidate for mayor of Alton off the ballot.  Dan Rauschkolb appealed to the court after the board ruled he ...read more
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