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Looking for something fun to do with the family in the Alton area? The 6th annual Family Campout is on May 16th and 17th and includes family friendly activities and competitions. Participants are sche...read more
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Prom season continues this weekend at Alton High, Marquette and East Alton / Wood River, and the law enforcement community wants to make sure it's a safe one.  Police agencies have been known to ...read more
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A program to help low-income household pay their heating bills is on the state budget chopping block.  The governor’s proposed budget includes eliminating state funding to the Low Income En...read more
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Illinois' official state vegetable may soon be named, thanks to a group of 4th graders from Chatham.  The students, who think sweet corn should be named Illinois’ designated state veggie, p...read more
Checking local police reports provided this morning to The Big Z, Alton Police are investigating a case of identity theft involving the filing of fraudulent tax returns according to a report filed wit...read more
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Illinois has a “skills gap,” according to a business group.  Sean Noble, Illinois director for the group Ready Nation, says this means there are jobs that Illinois does not have the w...read more
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An instrument to reduce the number of local governments in Illinois has enough votes to pass the House.  The bill would allow county boards to dissolve units of government whose trustees are most...read more
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An anti-violence program which led to hearings and subpoenas is now the focus of new legislation aimed at restricting grants handed out by governors in election years.  The Neighborhood Recovery ...read more
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If you take a look into your medicine cabinet, chances are there is a significant amount of medication, both prescription and over the counter. If these medications are improperly disposed of it could...read more
Are you concerned that Illinois budget cuts have eliminated staffing for the state's Tobacco Quitline? Yes - X               &nbs...read more
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Development of Godfrey’s Rivers Edge neighborhood is about to restart after years of inactivity.  Fulford Homes of O’Fallon, Illinois has purchased the 26 remaining lots, and ground s...read more
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The American Red Cross has been teaming up with fire departments across the country since late last year to get more working smoke alarms in houses and apartments.  The aim of the Home Fire Prepa...read more
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The Alton Area Animal Aid Association is full of cats and dogs year-round, and at times, donations fall below what is needed to keep the animals fed.  A new fundraising event is being planned tha...read more
A 31 year old Alton woman was killed Thursday morning in a traffic crash on Highway 67 at 20th Street in Alton.  Stephanie R. Carrington was pronounced dead at the scene.  The accident took ...read more
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For years red light cameras have been snapping pictures of the license plates on vehicles that cross the line at intersections.  The car owner is then contacted and issued a ticket. House Bill 17...read more
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