Alton assistant captain Alex Rubin puts a stop on a scoring drive from Edwardsville’s Tyler Schaeffer during the first contest between the Tigers and Redbirds in the 2014-2015 season on Dec. 11 at East Alton Ice Arena. AHS lost the game 5-0 to EHS.

Photo by Diane Cox

Redbirds are heating up the ice

Alton outscored opponents 55-18 through first nine games. more »

Dec 21, 2014 12:00 AM Sports

Faculty fellows continue to focus on research and education

Scientists pursue new discoveries at Alton's National Great Rivers Research and Education Center. more »

Dec 21, 2014 12:00 AM News

Rolling to perfection

Roxana resident bowls a 300 at age 13. more »

Dec 21, 2014 12:00 AM Features

Fabulous future

Educator equips Alton girls with life skills. more »

Dec 21, 2014 12:00 AM Features

Every Christmas, George and Debby Carter turn their Victorian home in Alton into a holiday wonderland.

Photo by Fred Pollard

Pine lives

Alton couple embraces the holiday season. more »

Dec 21, 2014 12:00 AM Features

Athletes of the Week: December 19, 2014

This week's honorees are Blake Marks and Allie Troeckler. more »

Dec 21, 2014 12:00 AM Sports

Nick Howes has pursued careers in the military as well as public media over his lifetime.

Photo by Frank Prager

The journeyman

Alton senior pursues multiple careers. more »

Dec 21, 2014 12:00 AM Features

Alton's Bryan Hudson goes up for a shot Friday in Collinsville, while Emondre Rickman (41) of the Kahoks looks to get a hand on the ball.

Bill Roseberry

Alton battles past Collinsville

Four Redbirds reach double figures in victory. more »

Dec 20, 2014 1:45 AM Sports

Alton football coach Jeff Alderman resigned recently to focus on his position as athletic director for the Redbirds. Here Alderman talks with his players during a timeout at East St. Louis in the 2014 season. He hopes to have a new head coach in place by the end of January.

Photo by Bill Roseberry

Redbirds search for new football coach

Alderman will stay on as Alton's athletic director. more »

Dec 20, 2014 12:00 AM Sports

Roxana junior Chance Foss leaps over East Alton-Wood River senior Zach Butkovich during overtime between the two teams Dec. 12 at Roxana’s Milazzo Gymnasium.

Photo by Diane Cox

Rivalry spurs Shells, Oilers

Roxana, East Alton-Wood River look to future. more »

Dec 20, 2014 12:00 AM Sports

New Godfrey animal control officer confirmed

Susie Stephan to take on new role starting Jan. 1. more »

Dec 20, 2014 12:00 AM News

Grassroots Grocery tips the scale

Store to provide oasis in Alton ‘food desert.’ more »

Dec 20, 2014 12:00 AM Features

Sleep Diagnostics Center moves to first floor of Smith Wing

Facility offers tests for narcolepsy and sleep-related breathing disorders. more »

Dec 20, 2014 12:00 AM News

Christine Favilla, Anne Farley Gaines, Mayor Brant Walker and Sara McGibany are shown cutting the red ribbon during the official presentation of the mural “Abundance.”

Photo by Danette Watt

Abundant energy

Enthusiastic Principia alumna and students create mural on grocery building. more »

Dec 20, 2014 12:00 AM Features

State No. 1 in volunteer rate

Illinoisans give $7.2B in service. more »

Dec 19, 2014 2:41 PM News

Quinn appoints interim comptroller

State budget director will serve until Jan. 12. more »

Dec 19, 2014 2:31 PM News

Governor touts latest labor stats

Unemployment numbers hit lowest level in six years. more »

Dec 19, 2014 2:20 PM News

T-Mobile settles for $90M in “cramming” case

Company accused of placing unauthorized charges on customers' accounts. more »

Dec 19, 2014 2:10 PM News

Quinn orders special session of Legislature

Showdown over comptroller may test bipartisan vibe. more »

Dec 19, 2014 1:58 PM News

Lewis and Clark Community College Sustainability Director Nate Keener, left, and President Dale Chapman stand in front of the “trackable” solar panels, the purchase of which was made possible through funding from IGEN.

Photo by S. Paige Allen, LCCC Photographer

IGEN support helps college expand renewable energy

More than 54 kilowatts of solar panels and a fuel cell trainer installed at Lewis and Clark Community College. more »

Dec 19, 2014 12:13 PM News

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