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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

PHOTO FEATURE: AMS seventh-grade champs

Alton Middle School team advances to elite eight in Illinois. more »

Mar 1, 2015 12:00 AM Sports

The East Alton-Wood River ice hockey team celebrates on the ice with the MVCHA 1A West Division championship trophy on Feb. 19 after ousting Bethalto from the playoffs. EA-WR began the 1A finals on Feb. 24.

Photo by Diane Cox

PHOTO FEATURE: This Week in Sports, February 27, 2015

A photo recap of local prep contests. more »

Feb 28, 2015 12:00 AM Sports

Athletes of the Week: February 27, 2015

This week's honorees are Civic Memorial's Kaylee Eaton and Alton High School's Phyllip DeLoach. more »

Feb 28, 2015 12:00 AM Sports

Liberty manager lied about robbery, police say

Bethalto bank customers’ accounts unaffected. more »

Feb 27, 2015 6:19 PM Crime

PHOTO FEATURE: Sign of the times

OSF Saint Clare’s Hospital campus in Alton gets new signage. more »

Feb 27, 2015 4:14 PM Features

Program to focus on adolescent growth and development

Years of Change for Girls set for March 7 at OSF Saint Clare’s in Alton. more »

Feb 27, 2015 2:58 PM News

Eagles to pay visit to Hartford tower

Guests can get up close and personal with raptors on March 7. more »

Feb 27, 2015 1:06 PM News

A wild turkey

By Dimus (English Wikipedia, [1]) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Beiser backs measure to expand turkey hunting access

Co-landowners would be allowed to buy additional permits. more »

Feb 27, 2015 11:26 AM News

College fair coming to Lewis and Clark

High school students encouraged to attend March 10 event. more »

Feb 27, 2015 11:09 AM News

Dental program provides services for special-needs children

Alton school adds anesthesiologist to meet growing demand. more »

Feb 27, 2015 10:43 AM News

Addie Tood: Feb. 27, 2015

An advice column with an attitude. more »

Feb 27, 2015 8:50 AM Arts & Entertainment

PHOTO FEATURE: AMS eighth-grade champs

Alton Middle School team finishes season as conference and regional champions. more »

Feb 27, 2015 12:00 AM Sports

Builders group honors Scheffel Boyle principal

Henry Siekmann accepts SIBA award on behalf of former firm. more »

Feb 27, 2015 12:00 AM Business

Phillips 66 sponsors summer camps

Refinery donates $20K to SIUE School of Engineering. more »

Feb 27, 2015 12:00 AM News

LOCAL SPORTS SCHEDULE: Feb. 27 to March 4

Roundup of local prep games. more »

Feb 27, 2015 12:00 AM Sports

Jets’ tryouts set for March 15

Program has featured several prominent athletes. more »

Feb 27, 2015 12:00 AM Sports

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

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

Feb 27, 2015 12:00 AM Sports

Initiative aims to improve library services for autistic patrons

Secretary of state forms partnership with Autism Program of Illinois. more »

Feb 26, 2015 2:14 PM News

Professors debunk child development myths

New book offers research-based suggestions for child-rearing. more »

Feb 26, 2015 1:54 PM News

Shimkus criticizes net neutrality rules

FCC classifies broadband Internet service as public utility. more »

Feb 26, 2015 1:26 PM News 1 Comments

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