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Whether or not Dan Rauschkolb's name will be allowed on the ballot for Alton mayor is still up in the air.  Rauschkolb hopes to run for mayor in the April election, but his candidacy was being ch...read more
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Tourism is on the rise in the Riverbend and a summit this week recognized some of the major contributors to that success. The Alton Regional Convention and Visitor's Bureau said there were more visito...read more
If you got an invitation to the Inauguration, would you go? Yes - 75%                       &n...read more
A man who admitted to producing counterfeit $100 bills and passing them in Alton and St. Charles, Missouri, will be sentenced in May for the crimes.  22-year-old Kai D. Bowers of Florissant, Miss...read more
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Planned protests to disrupt today’s inauguration distract from the true meaning of ceremony, according to a central Illinois congressman.  U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis said there are legitimate s...read more
Three people are in custody following two drug raids this week in Alton.  Investigators say narcotics were found at homes in the 600 block of Miller Street and the 2000 block of Mulberry Street.&...read more
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The Alton School Board has approved a number of items to move money around and plan for the future.  There are nine different funds, and although there is just one actual school bank account, eac...read more
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A 40-year-old transient has been found to be a sexually dangerous person.  The jury in the trial of James Lopes took about 45 minutes this (Thursday) morning to come to that conclusion. Lopes was...read more
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On Friday morning, Donald Trump will be sworn-in as our nation's president.  One of the people there to witness it will be Godfrey Mayor Mike McCormick.  He and his wife Linda were invited t...read more
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You are invited to the Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower on Saturday for an ice-carving event, just a week after a forecast ice storm cancelled another art event.  The Chip Off The Block Ice Carvi...read more
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Illinois' latest attempt to find a better way to pay for schools is staying away from the big issues that doomed previous plans.State Sen. Jason Barickman, R-Bloomington, said the idea is to look at o...read more
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Southern Illinois' coal industry could get help from one of their own when the new Congress begins rolling back the Obama-era regulations limiting the industry.Under President Barack Obama's Environme...read more
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Illinois joins most of the country with its various law enforcement agencies failing to properly track property seized by police prior to conviction or sometimes even before charges are filed, ac...read more
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The state is launching a new mobile app to help with career planning.  "Illinois Reality Check" is for students considering their future career plans, and adults thinking about switching jobs or ...read more
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A recent report from the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools show a shortage of substitute teachers.  Statewide numbers show roughly 20% of all teacher absences go unfille...read more
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