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Holloway indicted in death of Dodd, unborn child

EDWARDSVILLE - A Madison County grand jury indicted an Alton man in murder of a pregnant woman who was found decapitated by her mother. Deundrea S. Holloway, 22, of Alton, was indicted June 30 on two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of intentional homicide of an unborn child, all Class M felonies; dismembering a human body, a Class X felony; offenses relating to motor vehicles, a Class 2 felony; and concealment of a homicidal death, a Class 3 felony.
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Cottage Hills man faces drug, weapons charges

EDWARDSVILLE - A Cottage Hills man faces multiple drug- and weapons-related charges filed Wednesday by the Madison County State's Attorney's Office. William C. Forbes, 63, of Cottage Hills, was charged June 29 with armed violence, unlawful possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and unlawful possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, all Class X felonies unlawful possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, a Class 1 felony; two counts of unlawful possession of weapons by a felon, both Class 3 felonies; and escape, a Class 3 felony.
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Major Alton road closure starts July 5

ALTON — A monthlong closure of U.S. 67 in Alton starts Tuesday. Illinois American Water continues to rehabilitate the sanitary sewer system in Alton, as well as replace about 1,200 feet of water main in Alton.
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Tarr will make first in-person appearance July 22

Friday's court appearance for a Collinsville man charged with murder was brief, but it served as a segue as to what comes next. Robert "Bobby" J. Tarr made his first court appearance with his new attorney, Montgomery County Public Defender Erin Mattson, and set Friday, July 22, for his first in-person court hearing. It is scheduled for 11 a.m.

Armadillo march moves north of Riverbend

ALTON - "Armadillo" is more familiar to Midwesterners as the punchline to jokes about creatures that roam the expanses of Texas. No more. The animals are working their way north and, while not as common as squirrels or raccoons in Illinois, it no longer is a surprise when one is sighted. Face it. Illinois and its environs are part of armadillo country.

Alton lights up the Mississippi Sunday

ALTON - Alton will celebrate Independence Day with its Fireworks on the Mississippi starting at 5 p.m. at the Alton Amphitheater, 1 Riverfront Drive, Sunday, July 3. Celebrate America's birthday on the Alton Riverfront with the sounds of the Air Force Band of Mid America, DJ James Biko, and the best fireworks show on the Mississippi River. Doors open at 5pm; DJ James Biko from 5-7:30 p.m. and the Air Force Band of Mid American from 8-9:30 p.m.; Fireworks at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Alton man charged with robbery

EDWARDSVILLE - An Alton man was charged Thursday with robbery and aggravated battery by the Madison County State's Attorney's Office. Jerome A. Clark, 18, of Alton, was charged June 30 with robbery, a Class 2 felony; and aggravated battery, a Class 3 felony.

SIUE bolsters tennis llineup

EDWARDSVILLE — SIUE women's tennis has announced two more additions to the program's 2022 recruiting class, Jessica Leeman and Jaiden McKee have signed to join the team. "I am pumped that both Jessica and Jaiden chose to become Cougars," said SIUE coach Adam Albertsen. "Both players will step in and make our team extremely deep from top to bottom. With four newcomers in Magraux Guibal Britt, Amelia Gorman, Jessica and Jaiden, we feel we have a tremendous recruiting class in place that will blend well with our five upperclassmen."

Amderson Goshen Medical Building Unveiled

EDWARDSVILLE - The Anderson Healthcare Goshen Campus unveiled its newest addition June 30th to a small group of VIPs including Anderson Healthcare staff, board members, volunteers and other special guests. Anderson Goshen Medical Building is a 50,000 square foot facility located at 3417 Anderson Healthcare Drive and sits adjacent to...

Oilers' Loeffelman Oregon Track Camp-bound

Aidan Loeffelman, an East Alton-Wood River High School cross country and track athlete, has been awarded a full scholarship to attend the Bowerman Track Club track camp in Oregon. on July 5-10. Loeffelman will be in Bend, Oregon learning from some of the best coaches and athletes in the country. He was the first EA-WR Oiler to receive the Bowerman Scholarship and to attend the prestigious track Camp. (Submitted photo)

Hardts mark 50th anniversary

LITCHFIELD – Edwin and Kathy (Isaacs) Hardt are celebrating 50 years of faith, love, family, challenges, dedication and friendships. They were married July 1, 1972, at Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Litchfield.

Angling for a great weekend

John Badman|The Telegraph Elliot Jones, 6, of Alton puts some moves on his fishing rod Friday as he fishes from the shade of two trees on the lake at Glazebrook Park in Godfrey. Elliott and his grandfather were getting July off to a good start and enjoying some peace and quiet. Lots of people were playing, walking and jogging at Glazebrook Friday morning before the humidity had a chance to rise too far. Chances of spot showers are in the forecast for the entire holiday weekend but there will be plenty of dry time. (John Badman)

July 7 Due Date: Treasurer Reminds Taxpayers That First Tax Bill Is Coming Soon

EDWARDSVILLE - Madison County Treasurer Chris Slusser is reminding taxpayers that the first installment of their tax bill is coming due. “With the holiday weekend approaching I want to remind everyone that the first of four tax installments will be due July 7,” Slusser said. “Our office is closed Monday, July 4, but will otherwise be open for business from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Tuesday-Friday.”

Alton Man Street announces “Eat Shop Play Alton” promotion

ALTON - Alton Man Street is announcing its new Eat Shop Play Alton promotion to support Alton's locally-owned businesses and help customers find their new favorite places to shop small. To take part, simply stop by the information booth at the Alton Farmers' & Artisans' Market to pick up a free reusable Alton-branded shopping bag. The market is located at the corner of Landmarks Blvd. and Henry Street in Downtown Alton, and takes place every Saturday morning between 8 a.m.- noon through Oct. 15. Customers can then present their bag at all of the stores, restaurants and service businesses found at to redeem their perks and special offers through Dec. 31.

Some Metro East communities cancel 4th of July events

ST. LOUIS — Ahead of the Independence Day weekend, many residents are looking forward to entertainment and fireworks. Parades, food, music and fireworks are all part of many Fourth of July festivals this weekend. Two communities suddenly canceled their celebrations. Millstadt, Illinois posted on their community website on Friday...

L&C Graphic Design Student Avalon Eales of Glen Carbon Wins Mural Competition

GODFREY – A new interactive mural greets visitors to the McPike Math and Science Complex at Lewis and Clark Community College. The work, which was unveiled during a Commencement pre-party in May, is the work of Graphic Design student Avalon Eales. The design was selected by campus and community vote held online this spring.

Happy Independence Day!

Wishing you and yours a very Happy 4th of July from SIUE!. The offices of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2021 in observance of the Independence Day Holiday. Offices will re-open Tuesday, July 5, 2021.