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Multiple theft-related charges filed Monday

EDWARDSVILLE - Theft- and property-related charges ranging from vehicle-related crimes to retail theft were filed Monday by the Madison County State's Attorney's Office. Latysha L. Sanders, 50, of Maryland Heights, Missouri, was charged June 27 with unlawful possession of a stolen license plate, a Class 2 felony.
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New president for Alton-Godfrey Rotary

There’s a new president for the Rotary Club of Alton-Godfrey. Antione E. Williams recently received the gavel from club president, Steve Schwartz at the club’s new officer installation meeting. Williams is the first African American to be elected president of the Alton-Godfrey Rotary club. The theme for the...

Grafton voters approve tax question

Grafton voters will have approved the doubling of their city’s non-home rule tax. The question asked voters if they want to approve increasing the tax from .5% to 1%. Voters said yes 68% to 32%. In a previous interview, Mayor Mike Morrow told The Big Z what doing so...

'Little coach' takes over: Edwards assumes Piasa Birds softball reins

PIASA - Amanda Edwards remembers the first time she knew anything at all about Southwestern softball. It's something she can still see vividly in her mind's eye. "I remember as a little kid being in Shipman and seeing the 2006 Southwestern girls riding on the fire truck in their welcome home parade from state," Edwards said. "I said then and there, 'I'm gonna do that'

Godfrey duo launches business show on Facebook

GODFREY - A pair of well-known area business people are launching a new online show that focuses on Riverbend-area small businesses. "Wake Up Riverbend" will premiere live at 8 p.m. Thursday and air from 8-9 p.m. every other Thursday following this week's premiere. The show's hosts and creators are entrepreneur and author Adam Marburger, and chiropractor and musician Dr. Katie Sherer, both of Godfrey. "We're celebrating entrepreneurship in our community," said Marburger, who owns five businesses.
Macoupin County Enquirer-Democrat

Karen Louise McGrew

Karen Louise McGrew, 73, of Carlinville, passed away on Friday evening, June 24, 2022 at her residence in Carlinville. Karen was born on Sept. 12, 1948 to Walter and Ethel (Jones) Loveless in Carlinville. Karen worked as a cook most of her life, as well as a home health care...

Williams now leads Alton-Godfrey Rotary

ALTON — Antione E. Williams has been installed as president of the Alton-Godfrey Rotary Club. The club will begin its 102nd year of service to Alton and Godfrey on Friday. Williams succeeds Steve Schwartz as president of the organization.
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Starters face unfamiliar foes in Giants-Tigers finale

Detroit right-hander Rony Garcia will attempt to build upon the best start of his career as the Tigers look for a split of their two-game set against the host San Francisco Giants on Wednesday afternoon. The Giants took the upper hand in the interleague series with a 4-3 victory on...
Macoupin County Enquirer-Democrat

Tamara Jo Jackson

Tamara Jo (Pettit) Jackson passed away Friday, June 10 at her home in Carlinville. She was born on March 5, 1982 in Litchfield to Murile and Kelly VanHuss. She graduated from Carlinville High School and earned her Associates in science from Lewis and Clark College. She married Harry Jackson from...

Death of Karen Louise McGrew

Karen Louise McGrew, 73 of Carlinville, passed away on Friday evening, June 24, 2022, at her residence in Carlinville. Karen was born on September 12, 1948, to Walter and Ethel (Jones) Loveless in Carlinville. Karen worked as a cook most of her life as well as a home health care...

Handful of local races

A handful of county offices are being contested in this year’s primary election, along with a couple of Riverbend-area county board seats. Michael Turner of Godfrey is challenging incumbent Ray Wesley of Alton on the Republican ticket for the District 7 seat. The neighboring 8th District sees a veteran face off against a political newcomer.

Fresh lick of paint

GODFREY - A worker and his shadow paint a light blue coat of paint of the new water tower at 2609 Airport Road in Godfrey on Monday. The 250,000-gallon tower, built for the Jersey County Rural Water Co., will improve water pressure and can be refilled at night when electricity to run the pumps costs less. A brown primer coat was painted on the tower recently; its new paint job is expected to be will be completed soon, weather permitting.

122 graduate LCCC’s GED

The GED (General Education Diploma) Courses at Lewis & Clark Community College in Godfrey remain extremely popular. For the first time since 2019, Lewis and Clark Community College’s Adult Education program was able to hold its commencement in person, June 9, in the Hatheway Cultural Center in Godfrey. Val...

Creature Feature: Make room in your heart for Mia

GODFREY - Mia is friendly, playful and just 2-3 years old. She is a shepherd mix whose former owners apparently decided they had no more room for her. She can be a bit rambuctious but is used to being around adults and children up to age 10.  Alton's Five A's would love to have a caring family adopt Mia for a forever home.

Polls to open for Primary Day in Illinois

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - It’s Primary Day in Illinois and the polls in the Metro East counties will be open early Tuesday morning. The big race of the day will be between District 13 Representative Rodney Davis and District 15 Representative Mary Miller. In previous elections, voters in Godfrey were in District 13, which elected Rodney Davis. Now they are in District 15 which puts Davis up against Miller. Both candidates are Republicans and are already in congress.
Jacksonville Journal Courier

Street fair coming to Jerseyville

JERSEYVILLE – The Jersey County Business Association will host a street fair as a part of its monthly Open Late event from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The fair will be at Washington and Arch streets. Participating businesses include A&K Laser Designs, Adorn Arts By Natalie, Ajk Designs, Alive...