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Could the new Alton MultiModal Transportation Center share its name with neighboring Godfrey?  That is the hope of at least one Godfrey resident who submitted his request to the Godfrey Village B...read more
A former Collinsville man will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing a 19-year-old woman and her 4-year-old nephew almost ten years ago.  Circuit Judge James Hackett at the Criminal Ju...read more
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The 46th annual NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet will be held in a little less than a month at the Alton Holiday Inn, as honorees and guests will come together for what is the biggest fundraiser of the year...read more
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School’s built in Illinois in the future may have an added measure of safety, if a bill working its way through the General Assembly becomes law.   The Illinois House has passed a bill...read more
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The Illinois Senate has passed a bill that would prohibit police departments from setting ticket quotas.  If this bill becomes law, there would be no more requiring officers to write a certain nu...read more
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If you got in a hurry to plant flowers, bulbs, or even vegetables, the cold snap of the last few days may not have done as much damage as you may think.  A local expert says the rough winter has ...read more
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Corn planting is under way in Illinois.  The USDA reports in its weekly crop progress report that 1 percent of the anticipated corn crop is in the ground, the same as at this time last year. &nbs...read more
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People mailing their tax returns Tuesday at several post offices in Illinois were greeted by supporters of moving the state to a progressive income tax.  At a demonstration outside of a Chicago p...read more
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Gasoline retailers are urging state lawmakers not to raise the tax on gas.  A coalition of business and labor groups wants the increase in order to pump more money into road repairs and reconstru...read more
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Autism is a developmental disability increasingly being diagnosed in young children. It can be devastating to families, but help is available through early diagnosis and treatment.  It is estimat...read more
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U.S. Sen. Mark S. Kirk (R-Ill.) is throwing his support behind Republican Senate candidate Jim Oberweis.  Kirk said a month ago that he would not campaign for Oberweis, in order to protect his wo...read more
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A new report tries to quantify how much revenue the state misses out on each year because of tax dodging.  According to the report released Tuesday by Illinois PIRG (Public Interest Research Grou...read more
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The story of FutureGen, the carbon-capture program advertised as “clean coal,” will include local labor.  FutureGen will use a long-dormant power plant in Meredosia, a Morgan County t...read more
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State highway projects are gaining in “sustainability.” IDOT Secretary Ann Schneider asked her engineers to come up with a resurfacing project that used 100 percent recycled material. They...read more
A Bethalto man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for producing child pornography.  47-year-old Walter Lewis Sherman has been in custody since his arrest in January of 2011.  United Sa...read more
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