The 50th annual Alton Fall Historic House Tour is pivoting this year, as there are still some pandemic concerns. For the past two years there has been no in-home access. Instead, the Alton Area Landmarks Association has done a drive-by house tour.

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With the new Alpine Coaster now open in Grafton, the head of the local tourism bureau anticipates a positive impact on the entire area. Aerie’s Resort has built the first Alpine Coaster in the state and already offer Sky Tours that take visitors from the bottom of the hill to the top of the bluff.

The annual Enchanted Forest event at The Nature Institute in Godfrey will return on October 21st from 6 – 9 pm. Billed as a family-friendly event, it will include a self-guided hike, face painting, timed star shows in a pop-up planetarium dome, yard games, a cozy fire, and educational activities.

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A crash between a semi and an SUV near Hamel Wednesday has left two people dead. According to the Illinois State Police, the driver of a semi southbound on Route 4 did not stop at the intersection at Route 140 and hit a westbound SUV, killing the two occupants of the SUV.

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The St. Louis Cardinals are heading into the playoffs, with Game 1 in St. Louis on Friday. As stars like Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina head off into retirement, tickets may be hard to come by. The Better Business Bureau warns fans looking for tickets need to be alert to scammers that could…

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The Illinois State Police is investigating what appears to be a pair of random shootings on Metro East interstates. The first happened on September 25 at about 12:16am, the next October 2 just before 10pm. Both happened on I-55 southbound near Fairmount City.

Water levels on the Mississippi River are low, causing trouble for farmers and shippers who move grain down the river at harvest. With lower water conditions, barges are being loaded lighter to avoid grounding and shippers aren’t moving as many barges down the river at once.

An Illinois House committee is looking at ways to teach more college students about managing their finances. At a recent hearing, lawmakers listened to university representatives from several schools discuss efforts to improve financial literacy.

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The damage from late July’s flash flooding at Riverbend Family Ministries has been cleaned up, and the offices reopened on Monday. It’s been a two-month process of cleaning and repairing the damage. The flooding damage covered 12 offices, kitchen, staff break area, all three bathrooms, and a…

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A 31-year-old Granite City woman will spend the next 46 years in prison after her sentencing in a 2015 Woodburn murder. In August a Macoupin County jury took less than two hours to find 31-year-old Chancey Y. Hutson of Granite City guilty of two counts of First-Degree Murder in the death of …

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The Wood River Fire Chief is calling an overnight fire in the city suspicious. It happened at an apartment complex on Thompson Street, as crews were called out at about 11:40pm. One woman fell from a second-floor balcony on the west side of the building.

A horticulture expert at the University of Illinois Extension says mums don’t have to be just an annual plant. You can get your mums through the winter says the Extension’s Ken Johnson. It’s best to plant them in the ground in the spring, but if you haven’t done that, get them in as soon as …

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker recently announced the state is joining the Midwest Hydrogen Coalition but Todd Maisch, Illinois Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, argues that details are sparse.