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The ex-boyfriend of a murdered Alton woman has pleaded guilty to her murder and dismemberment.  29-year-old Patrick A. Chase admitted today (Monday) to killing 30-year-old Courtney C. Coats last ...read more
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The Madison County State’s Attorney says Monday’s guilty plea in a murder and dismemberment case may have been a death penalty case, had that option still been on the table.  Illinois...read more
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The expansion of the Bethalto Sports Complex began almost a year ago, and is nearing completion.  Work was ahead of schedule for a while, but the wet spring and summer slowed progress slightly.&n...read more
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The organizers of the Kick It 3v3 Midwest Regional Championships Soccer Tournament at Gordon Moore Park in Alton are expecting even bigger things from the region.  More than 3,000 people came to ...read more
A handful of sewer department equipment purchases and a bid approval for lead paint removal made up the bulk of the Alton City Council Committee of the Whole Meeting Monday night.  The city will ...read more
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The annual Blessing of the Fleet that was scheduled for last Saturday on the Mississippi River has been rescheduled for August 9.  The procession begins from two different points around 1pm, with...read more
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July is National Ice Cream Month and officials with the St. Louis District Dairy Council want to ensure that the public knows the benefits of consuming the sweet treat. Health Educator Erin Rich says ...read more
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A new law will help Illinois motorists who require special window tinting for medical reasons cut through layers of bureaucracy to receive the required special license plates.  Illinois Governor ...read more
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Bruce Rauner is holding out hope that term limits will be on ballot come November.  The Illinois Supreme Court turned down a request for a direct appeal of a circuit court’s decision that t...read more
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State lawmakers are calling on the governor to sign a bill increasing regulations on the industry known as ride-sharing. The legislation waiting for his signature would hold drivers in the new in...read more
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An expanded state program will give contractors a greater incentive to hire trainees for construction projects. The Employ Illinois program is a group of training programs for construction jobs. Under...read more
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Illinois’ summer has been, for the most part, too moist and cool for the sort of mosquitoes which carry the West Nile virus. The common inland floodwater mosquito – a “noisy biter&rd...read more
Motorists using Interstate 255 will notice traffic restrictions beginning today. Traffic will be reduced to one lane on both north and southbound I-255 from IL 143 to Fosterburg Road as crews complete...read more
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Brick-and-mortar retailers would love for sales tax to apply to everything sold online.U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville), addressing about a dozen small businesspeople in Springfield, said it's o...read more
State officials are going to bat for people with criminal records.  Governor Quinn signed a law yesterday that bans companies from running background checks on applicants until they've been deeme...read more
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