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On April 6, 2021, we are asking all Godfrey voters to vote for our dad, Kevin Botterbush, for Godfrey village clerk. As our dad, he has always encouraged us to do our very best and give back to our community. Kathleen is studying biomedical engineering and will start medical school in the fa…

I am proud to have been born and raised in the Riverbend, and Alton has always held a special place in my heart. Its history, architecture and natural beauty are indeed one of a kind — a national treasure. Like many historic cities, Alton is now at a crossroads. It faces challenges of declin…

I’ve known Mike McCormick for more years than I’d like to admit. We briefly served together on the village of Godfrey Board of Trustees, and I consider him both a colleague and a friend. In all the years that I’ve known him, he’s been a trustworthy, dedicated individual.

Mark Stewart and I worked together as village trustees for four years. Mark was a mentor to me on the board and was very knowledgeable about the way the village was run. He always had the village and the residents in his heart and cares about them and their issues, way more than anyone could…

As Madison County treasurer, my job to collect, invest, and distribute taxpayer dollars and provide outstanding customer service is pretty straightforward. In politics, amid all of the noise and chaos, it is harder to separate effective public servants from politicians looking to win their n…

Over the past eight years, Alton has taken a clear turn for the worse on most critical measures affecting our  daily lives: property values, quality of life, crime, job opportunities, and our future. A majority of City Council members rubber stamp (Mayor Brant) Walker's every move. They bear…