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We offer a variety of classified advertising packages from helping you sell your items or property, to finding that item you've been searching for, advertising your trade or service, advertising your garage/yard sale, posting your lost pet... more »

The Biggest Loser Weight Loss Challenge! Less weight...more energy...more life Thursday, January 8 at Nautilus Fitness Center Registration & Health Screening: 5 until 6 p.m. Presentation & Discussion: 6 until 8 p.m. For those interested... more »

Happy New Year from the entire staff of AdVantage News! We will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, January 5, 2015. We hope you enjoy your time with your family and friends! more »

Merry Christmas from the entire staff of AdVantage News! We will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, December 29th. We hope you enjoy your time with your family and friends! more »

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center Blood Drive hosted by AdVantage News as part of our Adopt-A-Drive program from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The drive will take place on the second level (right above the new Maurice’s). more »

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center Blood Drive hosted by AdVantage News as part of our Adopt-A-Drive program from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. more »

Mass ice bucket challenge today

Downtown Alton is the site for what's being billed as the Biggest Ice Bucket Challenge in the Greater Alton area later this afternoon. Join us! more »

Aug 27, 2014 10:11 AM News

VOTE | St. Louis Rams high school game of the week

This Friday night's football game between the Marquette Explorers at the Civic Memorial Eagles has been nominated as the St. Louis Rams prep Game of the Week! more »

Aug 26, 2014 2:00 PM News

Voter Guide 2015

Information on candidates for the April 7 Madison County consolidated election. more »

Mar 29, 2015 10:44 AM News

AMH awarded Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure grant

Hospital to establish breast cancer education program. more »

Mar 29, 2015 12:00 AM News

PHOTO FEATURE: Daffodils go the extra mile

Flower sale generates $3,197 to help Alton Memorial Hospital oncology patients. more »

Mar 29, 2015 12:00 AM Spotlight

YouTube star to meet fans in downtown Alton

Chelsea Crockett to appear at Frew's Bridal today. more »

Mar 28, 2015 11:26 AM News

Principia to present dance production

Show to run April 2-4 at Elsah college. more »

Mar 28, 2015 12:00 AM Arts & Entertainment

Banquet honors the best of Alton Memorial Hospital

Employees recognized at "Grease"-themed celebration. more »

Mar 28, 2015 12:00 AM Spotlight

Granite City resident sentenced to 10 years for child porn

Man, 64, gets longer prison term because of previous conviction. more »

Mar 27, 2015 4:45 PM Crime

Gun dealer sentenced to six years

Granite City parolee sold handguns and rifles to convicted felon. more »

Mar 27, 2015 3:28 PM Crime

School to play host to garage sale

Too Much Stuff fundraiser set for April 11 at North Elementary. more »

Mar 27, 2015 2:08 PM News

Local credit union soars to the top for tax collection

Treasurer recognizes GCS as best in Madison County. more »

Mar 27, 2015 2:04 PM Business

Kids’ fair to connect residents with resources

Annual event at Alton Square to feature dance clinic for ages 6-10. more »

Mar 27, 2015 1:34 PM News

Legislator offers help with FOID, concealed carry registration

State no longer taking paper applications. more »

Mar 27, 2015 1:15 PM News

Nighttime lane restrictions on I-270 to start March 30

Work on pavement markings expected to be done by April 3. more »

Mar 27, 2015 10:59 AM News

Gibbons to speak at drug awareness assemblies

Madison County officials continue school presentations. more »

Mar 27, 2015 10:46 AM News

Second Youth Speak Out set for April 14

Local teens will have chance to be heard by community leaders. more »

Mar 27, 2015 9:43 AM News

Workshop to focus on balancing preservation with energy efficiency

City of Alton to sponsor free April 16 event. more »

Mar 27, 2015 9:24 AM News

By Tage Olsin, via Wikimedia Commons

Youth baseball tourney coming to Alton

June tournament limited to first eight teams. more »

Mar 27, 2015 9:03 AM Sports

THIS WEEK'S SPORTS TRIVIA QUESTION: March 27, 2015

Readers can get prize donated by local sponsor for correctly answering local sports question. more »

Mar 27, 2015 12:00 AM Sports

(From left) The Schaaf family: Nancy, McKenzie and Meredith.

Photo by Eric Stauffer

PHOTO FEATURE: Worthy words

Bethalto educators encourage families to read. more »

Mar 27, 2015 12:00 AM Spotlight

LOCAL SPORTS SCHEDULE: March 27 to April 2

Roundup of local prep games. more »

Mar 27, 2015 12:00 AM Sports