The following school districts just to the north of the Riverbend are closed today due to road conditions:Jersey School District. Southwestern School District.
Other announcements:The Senior C...read more
The Alton Area Business Development Association began working to bring a small business incubator to Alton a few years ago in hopes of improving food services, hospitality, the arts and tourism. As th...read more
The next concert by the New Horizons Band is coming up Wednesday at the Godfrey Knight's of Columbus Hall. It will be the group's annual Christmas concert and will feature familiar favorites like "Let...read more
Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is hopeful a budget deal can be reached sometime this week. Durbin is the number-two Democrat in the Senate. He tells ABC's "This Week," negotiations are moving...read more
The Alton Branch of the NAACP's 15th annual Christmas Shopping Spree is coming up later this week and organizers say they expect to spend up to $3,500 on gifts for children in the Riverbend this year....read more
A new study says cancer rates are higher in Downstate Illinois. The report from the Illinois Department of Health and the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine compares cancer statistics ove...read more
Illinois Representative Rodney Davis is speaking up about a problem he sees in the school lunch program. The congressman from Taylorville says the cost is too much, there are too many federal ru...read more
A website compiling information about resources rural communities can use is making progress, according to the director of the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs.
“We have 297 programs focuse...read more
U.S. Sen. Mark S. Kirk (R-Ill.) is urging more Illinoisans to get behind the proposed Illiana Expressway. The planned toll highway would connect I-55 and I-57 in Illinois to I-65 in Indiana, mai...read more
You may encounter some slick spots on the roadways throughout the day today as a winter weather system moves through the Riverbend. The first wave of precipitation dropped as much as a quarter inch of...read more
Madison County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler is reminding Madison County property owners the final payment in the four-payment plan is coming up. December 10 is the due-date for those participating in...read more
You are invited to a pair of meetings in Hartford Wednesday to discuss the ongoing clean-up of the Chemetco Superfund site. The 41-acre former copper smelting site was closed over a decade ago, ...read more
The "Arrival at Camp River Dubois" activities at the Lewis & Clark State Historic Site in Hartford will be held next weekend. On January 18, 1803, President Thomas Jefferson proposed the fir...read more