The National BackStoppers has expanded into Jersey County. Described as “A Safety Net with No Strings,” BackStoppers support first responders and their families by providing ongoing needed financial assistance and support to the spouses and dependent children of all police officers, firefigh…

The Alton City Council is moving forward with more oversight of how federal stimulus money will be spent. By a 5-2 vote, aldermen voted to approve a resolution stating that no American Rescue Plan Act, or ARPA funds be expended or encumbered for any purpose without prior city council approval.

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Alton Little Theater would like you to nominate a worthy person or family for free tickets to the upcoming Remembering Christmas show.  An anonymous donor is making the gift possible, and ALT would like the names turned in soon so the tickets can be mailed out in time for the show on December 18.

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The Village of Godfrey has passed a tax levy that’s mostly unchanged from last year. The board in recent years has frozen the levy after several years of decreases. Trustees voted for another freeze, so the Godfrey portion of your Madison County tax bill will reflect little change for reside…

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Christmas lights appear to have been the cause of a small fire on the roof of a home in the 300 block of West Airline Drive on Monday evening.  The East Alton Fire Department responded to the home and found fire on the roof line and were able to put in out quickly and no injuries were report…

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The Roxana Library and Park District is teaming up to offer a Christmas party on Thursday. Based at the Rox Arena at Roxana Park, the celebration runs from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Applications for rental assistance in Illinois are now being accepted. This is the second round for the up to $25,000 grants and it's estimated the money will help more than 32,000 additional households.