We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

Gov. J.B. Pritzker is announcing a mandatory masking policy for teachers, staff, students, and visitors to all K-12 schools and day cares. With the delta variant on the rise, the governor has announced the new guidance that will also apply to inside sports, but not outside where transmission…

  • Comments

A Brooklyn police officer is dead after being struck by a fleeing vehicle early this morning (Aug. 4) on the McKinley Bridge. At about 3 a.m. the officer, identified as Brian Pierce Jr., was struck by a red Dodge Charger involved in a pursuit originating in Brooklyn. The officer was struck a…

Vaccines for COVID-19 continue to be offered, but the Madison County Health Department says a clinic today (Wednesday) at Alton High School is not generating the interest they would like to see. Walk-ins are welcome, as the numbers of new cases are causing alarm amongst some keeping an eye o…

For the second year in a row there will be no corn maze in Godfrey. The long-standing tradition was canceled in 2020 amid the pandemic, but this year's decision has nothing to do with COVID-19 but instead with the size of the crop.

A South Roxana couple is charged with dealing meth following a bust at a home in the 200 block of Velma Avenue on Saturday. Kenneth Pruitt, 29, and his wife, Jennifer Dunse, 37, are each charged with unlawful possession with intent to deliver; unlawful possession of methamphetamine; and unla…

  • Comments

The Alton Police Department is investigating a number of vehicle burglaries that happened in the early morning hours on Sunday, Aug. 1. Several reports were filed of these incidents along the Homer Adams Parkway business areas, as well as North Alton. One difference between these and other r…

The Salvation Army’s Alton Booth House Emergency Shelter is changing. They will be transitioning from its traditional model to a scattered site housing model, using sites throughout the community, rather than the two buildings currently being used.

  • Comments

A St. Louis man found guilty of first-degree murder in a Granite City killing has been sentenced to 65 years in prison. Kadeem Noland, 28, of St. Louis was convicted by a Madison County jury in May of the murder of Jason Thomas, 36, on Jan. 9, 2020. Noland will be required to serve 100 perce…

A virtual training leadership conference is coming soon, and registration is underway. The annual LeadHERship Seminar presented by the RiverBend Growth Association is scheduled for Friday, October 8, from 1 to 4pm. It’s an event in which participants discuss and learn more about women’s issu…

  • Comments

The Alton Police Department is investigating a number of vehicle burglaries that happened in the early morning hours on Sunday, Aug. 1. Several reports were filed of these incidents along the Homer Adams Parkway business areas, as well as North Alton. One difference between these and other r…

The Salvation Army’s Alton Booth House Emergency Shelter is changing. They will be transitioning from its traditional model to a scattered site housing model, using sites throughout the community, rather than the two buildings currently being used.

  • Comments

A St. Louis man found guilty of first-degree murder in a Granite City killing has been sentenced to 65 years in prison. Kadeem Noland, 28, of St. Louis was convicted by a Madison County jury in May of the murder of Jason Thomas, 36, on Jan. 9, 2020. Noland will be required to serve 100 perce…

A virtual training leadership conference is coming soon, and registration is underway. The annual LeadHERship Seminar presented by the RiverBend Growth Association is scheduled for Friday, October 8, from 1 to 4pm. It’s an event in which participants discuss and learn more about women’s issu…

Governor JB Pritzker has signed what he calls the most comprehensive reform to state firearms laws in over a generation. The FOID Modernization bill lets the state police create a combined FOID and concealed carry license, and grants card-holders who submit their fingerprints automatic renewal.

Secretary of State Jesse White's office is making changes to ease heavy customer volume in driver's services facilities. Notices will be going out to more than 1 million people who will be allowed to renew their driver's license or ID card online, by phone, or by email, according to Secretar…

  • Comments

The annual Feed the Need concert to benefit the Meals on Wheels program at Senior Services Plus has been canceled. The show was set for Sept. 18 at the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater, but with pandemic concerns returning, the decision has been made to pull the plug on the show.