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Local police are reminding you of the realities of "stranger danger" after a suspicious car was spotted in Macoupin County last weekend.  A black Dodge Charger was allegedly spotted over the week...read more
The Brighton Water Department has issued a boil order for customers that live on or north of Terpening Road until further notice....read more
A new fiscal year starts Friday but state legislative leaders have yet to find common ground on how to fund education and government operations. Lawmakers are back in Springfield today (Wednesday) whe...read more
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Students in Lewis & Clark Community College's YouthBuild Program are cleaning up and rebuilding parts of an Alton neighborhood.  The Central Avenue Beautification Project began earlier this y...read more
A woman who once worked to help those in need is heading to jail for stealing money from an account set up to help others.  40-year-old Amy Mueller of Highland pleaded guilty this week to aggrava...read more
A man who was pulled from the Mississippi River Sunday and died did not drown according to Jersey County authorities.   54-year-old Timothy Bechtold of Dow apparently died of a heart attack ...read more
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AFSCME gets a jump on talking strike.   As if things between Gov. Bruce Rauner and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees aren’t contentious enough, the union...read more
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Curbing tragedies like the recent mass shooting in Orlando is the aim of new gun legislation in the Illinois House.  The goal is to keep guns out of the hands of suspected terrorists.  If so...read more
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The Illinois Department of Transportation is planning to replace the Interstate 270 bridge, and is hosting a meeting tomorrow in Granite City to talk about it.   The bridge is about 50 years...read more
The state budget battle has impacted social services, road projects, and public schools in Illinois and another side effect appears to be on a popular garden on the campus of SIU-Edwardsville.  T...read more
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Some Alton Middle School students have been successfully gardening in a plot of land behind the Annex Building for a few years.  Soon, they may be tending to a handful of chickens as well.  ...read more
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The unemployment rate increased in most metro areas of Illinois last month.  The jobless rate rose in 12 of the state's metro areas compared to one year ago.  It dropped in the Chicago area ...read more
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Chicago school funding is sticking point. The state’s elected leaders agree a deal is needed to ensure all schools can open and stay open, but differ on how much to give to Chicago Public Schoo...read more
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The Illinois Senate has until Thursday to act on a bill that would give drivers a grace period of 30 days during which they could not be ticketed for having an expired license plate.  Due to the ...read more
Charges have been filed in connection with the murder and robbery of a Collinsville man late last year.  The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office announced Farmington, Missouri, r...read more
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