One woman is in custody after cutting another woman described as an acquaintance Wednesday night in Alton. The incident happened just after 7:30pm at the Bozza Car Wash located at 1,600 Bozza Street, about a block north of Broadway.
Rail crossing repairs are scheduled for Godfrey Sunday night. The crossing at Alby Street will be closed while Union Pacific Railroad performs routine maintenance. It will close at 7pm and is scheduled to reopen around 7am Monday.
Next Thursday, June 15, you are invited to an event called Coffee and Cleanup. It’s a combination of education and action at the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center. The morning starts at 9am with coffee and bagels.
The Alton Municipal Band kicks off its 133rd consecutive season tonight at Riverview Park. The free concerts feature dozens of local musicians with a different theme and song list each week. The Thursday performances at Riverview Park begin at 7:30pm.
With the first round of briefs in the challenge to Illinois’ gun and magazine ban in front of the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal, plaintiffs are preparing their filings.
With 566 bills passed by the Illinois General Assembly during the spring session, Gov. J.B. Pritzker will have a pen in hand for the next few weeks.
Illinois will use $250 million in taxpayer funds for the Smart Start Program, which looks to make early childhood daycare and preschool more accessible for families throughout the state. Some are questioning the program's sustainability, however.
The Wood River City Council stumbled over the issue of occupancy permits for marijuana dispensaries at Tuesday’s meeting.
Alton Police are investigating an altercation between two family members that happened Tuesday morning at the Rent-A-Center on Homer Adams Parkway. The incident happened around 10am when a woman reportedly entered the store and hit an employee in the face with a gun. She was then shot by ano…
The Bethalto Fire Chief is asking residents to hold off on burning until we get more rain. Fire Chief Brian Buhs announced on the department Facebook page that due to the very dry conditions, he’s putting a burning ban in place until further notice.
Police say the case is now closed involving the reported abduction and alleged sexual assault of a woman from the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus last month. Investigators have determined the woman willingly left the campus with the suspect who took her to Missouri and no ch…
The Granite City Police Department is investigating a fatal hit-and-run traffic crash in the city Tuesday night. It happened just before 7pm, when police were called to the crash near the intersection of Nameoki Road and Lindell Boulevard.
School safety was the topic of a meeting in Edwardsville on Monday. It was hosted by the Madison County Regional Superintendent of Schools, Rob Werden, and attended by school officials and law enforcement from around the county.
The Godfrey Village Board continued to discuss its budget ordinance for the coming fiscal year. Trustees discussed the document at some length last (Tuesday) night, with much of the discussion focused on a proposed $1.1 million deficit in the preliminary spending plan.
The Muny in Forest Park is kicking off its' 105th season on Friday, June 16th. Muny fans in Madison County will be able to take advantage of Muny Express bus trips, which will be in operation every Friday during the season. The buses will pick up residents from 13 locations in Madison county…
June is recognized as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) month. PTSD is common among veterans returning from war who experience flashbacks, nightmares, and extreme distress when reminded of past triggering events. Less well known is the incidence of PTSD among healthcare workers, especial…
Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he will sign the Illinois state budget that looks to spend $50.6 billion next fiscal year, including the pay raise state majority Democrats approved for themselves. Some question whether the pay raise is constitutional.
The Illinois Supreme Court is poised to hear a challenge to the state’s law consolidating police and firefighter pension funds.
High property taxes, the state tax on gasoline and Gov. J.B. Pritzker's handling of COVID-19 are all factors in the state's lack of job growth, according to one analyst.
Pam Kaizer has worn many hats during her time in the Riverbend, spending time working with The Big Z, Senior Services Plus, the former Miller’s Mutual, and countless other events and programs. She is now battling an aggressive form of bladder cancer and has recently been placed on hospice.
The city of Wood River is worth about 8-percent more than last year. The latest equalized assessment valuation from the county clerk’s office set the city’s value at $158.5 million, or almost $12 million more than last year, according to City Manager Steve Palen.
The Godfrey Village Board will consider approving funding for engineering extending the Pierce Lane upgrade project all the way to where Lars Hoffman Crossing will be extended, just north of Airport Road. There is currently engineering being done for the upgrades from Stamper Lane to Winter …
Juneteenth returns to Alton on Saturday, June 17th as local residents celebrate the end of slavery. The holiday is a commemoration of the message being delivered to the final group of slaves in Texas more than 150 years ago.
After an election cycle freeze on the state's taxes for groceries and gasoline, the two taxes, among others, are set to increase beginning July 1.
A young girl from Alton is getting ready to compete for another title in St. Louis later this year. 5-year-old Samara Hopkins has been doing beauty pageants since she was 1 ½ years old. Her mother, Kara Gleason tells The Big Z Samara stays very busy.