Big band sounds in Alton Aug. 13

Sentimental Journey Dance Band to perform at Lewis and Clark Community College. more »


Blood center to hold football prize drawing

Donors can get apparel and stadium gear, plus a $100 gift card. more »


Law OKs epinephrine injections by school personnel

Legislation sets curriculum requirements to train staff members and allows students to carry and administer their own medicine with parental consent. more »


State ranks high in health care study

Expert warns against drawing strong conclusions. more »


Cottage Hills man faces gun, drug charges

Cannabis-growing operation found after sheriff’s deputies respond to report of shots fired, police say. more »


Alton man charged with cannabis possession

Second suspect charged with misdemeanor for having bullet, police say. more »


Alton artist takes top spot in exhibit

Beauty in the Beast continues at Jacoby Arts Center through Aug. 30. more »


Hospital, arts center team up on Build-A-Bra benefit

Exhibit in Alton to raise funds for Alton Memorial Hospital program to help breast cancer patients. more »


A "canine carnival" in Godfrey

Annual Bark in the Park serves to raise awareness, money for no-kill animal shelter in Alton. more »


Sara McGibany of Alton chose bright, vibrant colors for her submission to the Yard Bomb.

Photo by Fred Pollard

Group “yarn bombs” Alton with a color explosion

Knitting guerillas? Downtown Alton has been invaded … invaded by bright colors, warm fuzzies and fluffy softness during the second annual “yarn bombing.” more »

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Police seek help identifying armed robbery suspect

Man runs into SUV fleeing scene of crime at Schwegel's Market, police say. more »


Illinois among states showing increases in vaccination

Beginning this year, children entering school at any grade level need to show proof of having received two doses each of rubella and mumps vaccines. more »


PHOTO FEATURE: Lemonade aid

Girls' effort raises $100 for Alton no-kill shelter. more »


Transit agency’s Rams Express to start Aug. 8

Madison County Transit provides bus service to and from every game at the Edward Jones Dome. more »


House passes VA reform legislation

Compromise plan would improve access to health care for veterans, U.S Rep. John Shimkus says. more »


Brighton man dies in I-70 crash

Driver, 20, collides with tractor-trailer. more »


Program provides companionship for seniors

Individuals 55 and older can help others while earning a tax-free stipend and other benefits. more »


Church celebrates first anniversary at new location

The Pentecostals of Troy wil celebrate their first anniversary at their new location on August 28 at 7 p.m. more »


The Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater officially welcomed its brand-new, American-made digital sign with a short ceremony Tuesday morning. The sign was purchased by sponsor Liberty Bank. “We want to add another piece to promote our community and bring financial gain to the area,” Liberty Bank President Dale Blachford said. “The two main events that were already held this season brought Missouri people across the river, which brings Missouri dollars to our local businesses, our local community benefits.” Pictured at the ceremony, from left, are amphitheater commission member Judy Egelhoff, commission member Brett Stawar, Arrow Custom Signs project manager Lance Demond, Liberty Bank President Dale Blachford, Alton Mayor Brant Walker, commission member and Alton Marina manager Karen Baker-Brncic and Liberty Bank Director and Vice President of Wegman Electric Mark Kratschmer.

Photo by Diane Cox


The Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater officially welcomed its brand-new, American-made digital sign with a short ceremony Tuesday morning. more »


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