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As the state of Illinois continues to struggle to meet its various obligations to school districts across the state, the Bethalto School District has passed a tax levy that goes up again this year. Ea...read more
Do you agree with the President's decision to normalize relations with Cuba?   YES - 50% NO - 50%   Have you ever written a letter, email or text you'd be embarrassed to have released t...read more
A St. Louis man has been charged after allegedly stealing from an Alton department store then leading police on a pursuit that ended in Hartford.  30 year old Marlon L. Tucker is charged with ret...read more
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The body found in a vacant Alton house earlier this week has been identified.  66-year-old Larry D. Arnold of the 2,200 block of Johnson Street in Alton was found in the vacant house at 1,708 Mau...read more
A 35-year-old Godfrey man is now charged in federal court with Receipt of Child Pornography.  Adam B. Hill was originally arrested in early July after he allegedly was spotted driving by a swim c...read more
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You can expect to see more cops out on the roads over the holidays.  Local and state police and the Illinois Department of Transportation have launched their holiday traffic enforcement campaign,...read more
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You can expect lane restrictions on the I-270 Chain of Rocks Canal Bridge today if you travel the span during the morning or early afternoon.  The eastbound lanes of the bridge near Granite City ...read more
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The unemployment rate is down again in Illinois.  It fell 2/10th of a point, from 6.6 percent in October to 6.4 percent in November, the Illinois Department of Employment Security announced Thurs...read more
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The impact tourism has on the Riverbend region can be measured in the millions of dollars, according to the head of the local tourism agency.  There has been some concern around the state about t...read more
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For the first time since 1961, the United States is moving towards official diplomatic relations with Cuba — and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says it’s overdue. Durbin welcomes the change announ...read more
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In a world in which two-thirds of the jobs require a four-year degree, barely 40 percent of Illinois workers have one. That’s not enough.  “We can’t get there by simply focusin...read more
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The redistricting reform people say non-political drawing of political maps has worked in other states. They’re pointing to a study that shows using an independent commission to draw maps for Co...read more
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A tax levy increase for the Alton School District has been approved, although the final numbers have not yet been established.  The School Board approved the levy at its meeting this week, but th...read more
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Two Alton teens are facing juvenile charges following a series of reported vehicle break-ins in Godfrey this week.  The three are accused of crimes in neighborhoods along West Delmar Avenue. ...read more
A portion of College Avenue will be closed for several days starting this morning as Illinois American Water replaces a number of valves in the area. The Circle, also known as State House Square, will...read more
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