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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

(From left) Jared Engleman and Gavin Depew seek a solution by putting their heads together.

Photo by Diane Cox

PHOTO FEATURE: Robot showcase

Guardians of Education provides funding for Lego kits and software at Alton Middle School. more »

Jan 30, 2015 12:00 AM Features

LOCAL SPORTS SCHEDULE: Jan. 30 to Feb. 5

Roundup of local prep action. more »

Jan 30, 2015 12:00 AM Sports

Athletes of the Week: January 30, 2015

This week's honorees are Civic Memorial senior Ryan Hayes and Marquette junior Andria Pace. more »

Jan 30, 2015 12:00 AM Sports

OSF HealthCare joins task force

Group focused on delivering better care and lower costs. more »

Jan 29, 2015 3:55 PM News

I-270 to close Feb. 3 for bridge demolition

Interstate near Granite City to reopen within two hours. more »

Jan 29, 2015 2:57 PM News

Torch Club donates $8,400 to support United Way agencies

U.S. Steel employees help local organizations. more »

Jan 29, 2015 2:26 PM News

Federal prosecutor announces tax fraud crackdown

Alton woman pleads guilty to falsifying returns; hacker steals personal information from Alton accounting firm. more »

Jan 29, 2015 2:09 PM Crime

Organization provides free tax help

Presentation set for Feb. 13 in Alton. more »

Jan 29, 2015 12:35 PM News

Two sentenced in prescription drug case

East Alton woman admits to forging documents on computer to obtain Duragesic patches. more »

Jan 29, 2015 12:03 PM Crime

High court rejects Imo’s appeal

Pizza delivery driver involved in 2009 head-on crash that disabled East Alton man. more »

Jan 29, 2015 11:50 AM News

Local wrestlers to grapple in Fenton, Mo.

Dynamo Pro event on tap for Feb. 7 at Stratford Bar and Grill. more »

Jan 29, 2015 11:27 AM News

LOCAL ROUNDUP: CM girls move on to semis in Carrollton

Eagles face West Central at 8 p.m. tonight. more »

Jan 29, 2015 11:23 AM Sports

Nelson Tree Removal Service cuts down limbs interfering with power lines in Rock Spring Park.

Photo by Diane Cox

PHOTO FEATURE: Park project

Grant-funded work under way at Rock Spring Park in Alton. more »

Jan 29, 2015 12:00 AM Features

Wood River man charged in police standoff

Suspect fired gun through apartment door, authorities say. more »

Jan 28, 2015 2:53 PM Crime

PAT makes inroads at SIUE

Customers can talk to teller on video monitor. more »

Jan 28, 2015 2:19 PM Business

Anniversary celebration kicks into high gear

February brings new events to Lincoln Presidential Library. more »

Jan 28, 2015 2:10 PM News

Group taking grant applications from nonprofits

Completed forms due by March 15. more »

Jan 28, 2015 2:00 PM News

YWCA names Women of Distinction

Honorees to be recognized at silver anniversary dinner April 30. more »

Jan 28, 2015 1:54 PM News

Native American eagle event set for Jan. 31

Members of Arapaho Nation to give presentation at Hartford tower. more »

Jan 28, 2015 1:39 PM News

Township still taking Christmas trees

Recycling service available at park until Jan. 31. more »

Jan 28, 2015 1:23 PM News

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