Tuesday is National Plan for Vacation Day 2022. It’s a day to encourage Americans to plan their vacation days for the whole year at the start of the year and inspire them to use those days to travel the USA. The head of the local tourism bureau reminds there are plenty of ways to vacation ri…

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Governor JB Pritzker is announcing a new round of Back-to-Business grants for small businesses in Illinois. $111-million dollars in grants is going to businesses across the state, including several here in the Riverbend.

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A Glen Carbon man, his brother, and cousin have been charged in federal court with crimes related to the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capital. 45-year-old Jeremiah Carollo is charged with entering a restricted building; disorderly conduct in a restricted building; disorderly cond…

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Two people are being held in connection with a shooting at St. Clair Square Mall Thursday afternoon.  One person was injured, and authorities say their initial investigation indicates the people involved were acquainted with each other.  The shooting took place inside the mall near JC Penny …

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is announcing that all Secretary of State departments will reopen for in-person transactions – including Driver Services facilities – on Monday, Jan. 24. Driver Services facilities operating on a Tuesday – Saturday schedule will reopen on Tuesday, Jan.…

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While other states have revealed how much fraud there’s been in their unemployment system since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Illinois officials have yet to reveal such information to taxpayers. But some available data indicates its at least $430 million.

With single-digit low temperatures this week, the typical warmer La Nina winter may seem far away, but a member of the National Weather Service says this may just be a small deviation from the expected. This winter has seen a relatively average La Nina weather pattern, but it appears we are …

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There is a new water slide going in at Raging Rivers Waterpark in Grafton. The Mississippi Monster Slide will feature three hidden chambers to speed down, splashing and spraying through the enclosed tubes before a final splash. That’s one of a number of improvements planned for the 2022 season.

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The man shot by police at a Wood River gas station Tuesday morning has been identified. The Illinois State police says 31-year-old Tyler M. Marler of East St. Louis was shot as officers from Wood River and East Alton arrived on the scene just after 2am and confronted him while sitting outsid…