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Local tourism officials are gearing up for the last couple months of 2014, and have recently published its holiday guide.  Alton Regional Convention and Visitor's Bureau spokesman Stephanie Tate ...read more
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The Better Business Bureau has issued a warning against another extended auto warranty company.  World Mail Direct USA is now selling contracts after apparently changing its name from Mavaro Solu...read more
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Lewis and Clark Community College’s Office of Sustainability has joined forces with CJD E-Cycling and the Riverbend Growth Association to host a community E-Waste drive this Friday and Saturday....read more
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Learning to drive is more complicated than it used to be, with more rules about how much supervision your parents have to give you, how many unrelated passengers you can have, and so on.  Secreta...read more
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Concerns about privacy, cost, and regulation are among those which came up Friday at a legislative hearing in Chicago.   “Police videos have often captured people in their worst moment...read more
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Public health officials are emphasizing that there’s little risk of Ebola coming to Illinois, but they’re preparing just in case.  The Illinois Department of Public Health has n...read more
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A bi-partisan caucus was launched last year to identify and deal with issues that affect those who live, work and play along the Mississippi River and its tributaries.  Among the river issues tha...read more
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The first of the Riverbend's Halloween parades will be held Saturday, with events in Wood River and Hartford.  The Wood River Parade steps off from 6th Street Park at 10:30am.  Line up begin...read more
More than 20 entries competed in the annual Chili Cook-Off in Alton Saturday, and The Big Z won the coveted People’s Choice award.  The Chili Cook-Off was part of the Fall Festival that als...read more
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With the days getting shorter heading deeper into fall, it is close to the time of year when drivers will need to pay extra attention to their surroundings as the dark takes up more of our drive time....read more
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The unemployment rate continues to drop in Illinois, hitting 6.6% last month.  That's a drop from 6.7% in August, and the seventh month in a row Illinois has enjoyed a falling jobless rate. &nbs...read more
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The hole in the area behind Alton Middle School will be fixed, according to the head of the Alton Public Works Department, and work will begin as soon as lawyers from both sides wrap up the legal work...read more
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The people at the blood bank don’t want you to worry about a thing, when it comes to Ebola.  Tara Matheson, donor relations manager at the Central Illinois Community Blood Center in Springf...read more
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Bruce Rauner is now downplaying the “right-to-work zones” that were a part of his platform in the primary.  Rauner now calls them “opportunity zones”—areas with fewe...read more
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A day of professional musicians and open jams will highlight the second half of today’s Downtown Alton Fall Festival.  What begins with the return of the Challenge of the Bluffs Run and Chi...read more
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