A procession of police officers from around the region escorted the body of slain police officer Tyler Timmins back to Wood River on Wednesday. Officer Timmons was a 2003 graduate of East Alton – Wood River High School, and had been a police officer for 14 years, spending time with the depar…

If you like parades, then the River Bend is the place to be.  There are five Halloween Parades scheduled between now and the end of the month. Alton, Bethalto, East Alton, Hartford, and Wood River will all hold parades in the coming days. This first one rolls off tonight (Thursday) in East Alton.

A special use permit for a dog grooming business has been approved, ordinances regarding short-term rental and occupancy units have been given first approval, and there’s a new Deputy Fire Chief getting ready to take over in Alton. All of these issues were dealt with by the Alton City Counci…

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A recent report issued by the Better Business Bureau found employment scams are still on the rise as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the job market.

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A Pontoon Beach police officer has died after a man shot him at approximately 8 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Illinois 111 and Chain of Rocks Road at the Speedway gas station.

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The 104th edition of the Alton Halloween Parade is Saturday, and as usual it will feature floats, marching bands, and fire trucks. The East End Improvement Association continues to sponsor the event, which will start at 7 p.m. from Broadway and Washington Avenue. The only time the parade isn…

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AltonWorks is continuing its work to revitalize Alton, and another piece of the puzzle got the blessing of the Alton City Council Committee of the Whole at Monday's meeting. A redevelopment agreement to improve the lot and a new structure going up at the corner of Landmarks Boulevard and Rid…