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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

Dollar General to open new store in Godfrey

First 50 shoppers Saturday to get $10 gift card. more »

Apr 21, 2015 4:10 PM Business

Tower to hold inaugural From Earth Day to Arbor Day event

Festivities to kick off Saturday morning at Hartford landmark. more »

Apr 21, 2015 3:16 PM News

Ameren representative to speak at Senior Services Plus

Presentation to provide tips on energy efficiency and storm preparedness. more »

Apr 21, 2015 1:42 PM News

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Roxana softball, baseball beat Hillsboro

CM softball, baseball fall to Waterloo. more »

Apr 21, 2015 12:09 PM Sports

Pediatric cardiologist joins medical staff

Physician treats children and adolescents with heart conditions. more »

Apr 21, 2015 11:01 AM News

UPDATE: Police arrest suspect in fatal hit and run

Charges expected Wednesday in death of St. Louis man. more »

Apr 21, 2015 10:18 AM Crime

Alton firefighters respond to two overnight fires

Blazes on Sunset Avenue and Residence Street under investigation. more »

Apr 21, 2015 9:40 AM News

Award highlights area’s support for Air Force base

Leadership Council’s nomination points out accomplishments of 2014. more »

Apr 21, 2015 12:00 AM News

Daytime lane closures set on I-55/70

Crews repairing Fairmont Avenue bridge. more »

Apr 20, 2015 2:46 PM News

Retired chief’s son to join Alton Fire Department

Timothy Spaulding graduates from academy. more »

Apr 20, 2015 2:34 PM News

Free wellness seminar offered in Alton

Senior Services Plus staff members to provide information on relaxation techniques. more »

Apr 20, 2015 11:44 AM News

Bethalto church to sponsor Worship in the Park

May 1-3 event to feature picnic dinners and music. more »

Apr 20, 2015 11:36 AM News

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Alton baseball splits double header

Marquette softball takes down Jersey. more »

Apr 20, 2015 11:26 AM Sports

Coast Guard investigating diesel fuel spill near Hartford

Underwater pipeline ruptures at Phillips 66-operated terminal. more »

Apr 19, 2015 10:26 AM News

Marquette students learn about cancer treatment at Saint Anthony’s

Breast Cancer Awareness Club is high school’s largest extracurricular club. more »

Apr 19, 2015 12:00 AM News

Free skin cancer screenings at OSF Saint Clare’s Hospital

Participants to get examination by physician and free sunscreen. more »

Apr 18, 2015 12:00 AM News

Bethalto man finds freedom from smoking

Longtime resident gives credit to American Lung Association cessation program. more »

Apr 18, 2015 12:00 AM Spotlight

Saint Anthony’s offers hospice volunteer training

Program focuses on comforting patients and families. more »

Apr 18, 2015 12:00 AM News

Bank robber gets 10-year sentence

Convicted felon held up Alton credit union in 2013 wearing woman’s wig. more »

Apr 17, 2015 4:44 PM Crime

Happy and healthy arrival

Alton Memorial cuts ribbon on expanded Women’s Health and Childbirth Center. more »

Apr 17, 2015 4:24 PM News