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The Bethalto Schnucks grocery store has been evacuated as the result of a possible electrical fire.  A Bethalto Fire Department spokesman at the scene says you are asked to avoid the area if poss...read more
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A Sunday afternoon meeting at a business in rural Edwardsville turned into a vehicle theft, and could have turned deadly, according to a member of the Madison County Sheriff's Department.  The vi...read more
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One of the oldest parades of its kind comes back for another run in less than a week.  This year will be the 149th annual Alton Memorial Day Parade, which steps off from the Alton Middle School.&...read more
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Discussion of the Fiscal Year 2016 - 17 budget brought about some testy discussion at Alton City Hall Monday night.  The Committee of the Whole had in front of it a budget that reflects continued...read more
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An Alton man is getting ready for a walk this weekend that will total over 150 miles.  Starting in Marshall, Illinois and winding up back in Alton, Josh Young hopes his walk will accomplish a num...read more
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The Wood River Township Supervisor has launched a bid for the Illinois House.  Republican Mike Babcock has announced he will challenge Democrat State Representative Dan Beiser for the 111th Distr...read more
Alton firefighters responded to a fire at a small house in the 2700 block of Viewland on Monday, and their quick response saved the structure from significant damage.  The fire broke out just aft...read more
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East Alton Police are investigating a report of shots fired in the village last (Sunday) night.  Police Chief Darren Carlton tells The Big Z they began fielding several calls for "shots fired" be...read more
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Freaked out about the unique qualities of your face being stored in a database as part of an updated state-issued ID card? You’re not alone. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced l...read more
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Illinois’ state Senate Republican Leader said the GOP won’t go along with tax increases if the state doesn’t pass reforms to foster economic growth. With about a week left in the s...read more
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Some supporters of Illinois' proposed fantasy sports regulations aren't fans of the proposed new rules. State Sen. Dave Syverson, R-Rockford, said he doubts the need for Illinois to regulate fantasy...read more
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Gov. Bruce Rauner and central Illinois contractors have some ideas about why Illinois has the highest unemployment rate in the country.  During a roundtable discussion with Peoria area business o...read more
The countdown is on for Illinois lawmakers to pass a budget, and Gov. Bruce Rauner says he’s ready for a grand compromise.  Rauner said lawmakers have nine days to focus on reforms and trul...read more
A body was found earlier this morning at the Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery.  The Madison County Coroner and Roxana Police responded to the scene.  According to information released by the ...read more
Roadwork near the new Alton Multimodal Facility will begin today and last into next summer.  The Illinois Department of Transportation will begin lane restrictions on Golf Road and the Homer Adam...read more
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