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Firefighters from two departments responded to the report of a boat fire on the Mississippi River near Grafton on Sunday afternoon. The QEM Fire Protection District was able to pull the burning boat t...read more
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The Madison County Recorder’s Office will be hosting a special presentation Wednesday, following the discovery of a document many thought has been lost or never existed in the first place. ...read more
Governor Quinn is on a very tight budget this week.  He's planning to live on just 79-dollars until Saturday.  That's the estimated amount that minimum wage workers have left over once they ...read more
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High blood cholesterol can increase a person’s risk for coronary heart disease, but a few lifestyle changes can lower one’s cholesterol level and improve health.  Cardiovascular disea...read more
Governor Quinn and his GOP opponent Bruce Rauner are starting to make the rounds and lay out their plans on how to restore the state's economy.  They've both appeared at forums over the past coup...read more
The Social Security system could face a huge shortfall in the next 20 years or so, but U.S. Senator Dick Durbin doesn't want to wait that long to address the problem.  He says he and his colleagu...read more
Authorities are investigating an apparent drive-by shooting that took place in an Alton neighborhood on Saturday afternoon. Alton Police responded to a call of shots fired at residence in the 2400 blo...read more
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Two local beautification projects will benefit from a fundraiser for Pride Incorporated later in September.  The Party at the Dam will be held at the Mel Price Locks and Dam on Thursday September...read more
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A trivia night in September will benefit the Miles Davis Memorial Project planned for downtown Alton.  Organizers say they are in the final stretch of fundraising and hope to have it all wrapped ...read more
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The Citizen’s Utility Board is applauding the Illinois Commerce Commission for launching an investigation into alternative energy supplier Major Energy. Spokesperson Jim Chilsen says a number of...read more
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Officials at The Nature Institute in Godfrey are looking to get young children interested in the natural world around them with the return of “Knee-High Naturalists” next month. Two sessio...read more
The Quinn campaign for governor says Bruce Rauner’s budget would cut $4 billion from education. It’s inevitable if the 2 percentage point income tax increase is rolled back, reducing state...read more
One’s a dairyman and one’s a lawyer, but the two men running for U.S. Senate in Illinois this year do agree on this: mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods is wrong. State Sen. ...read more
There’s something for everybody not to like in the rollout of the latest proposed rules for implementing hydraulic fracturing in Illinois. Not only did the proposal take 14 months to write, the ...read more
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A St. Louis man is facing multiple felony charges stemming from an alleged altercation with an Alton Police officer and high speed chase on Thursday night. Alton Police Public Information Officer Emil...read more
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