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'A Total Loss:' Remains Of Alton McDonald's On Broadway Shown After Devastating Thursday Fire

SEE VIDEO: ALTON - Alton Fire Chief Jesse Jemison on Friday morning described the structure that remains at the McDonald’s location on Broadway as “a total loss.” The state fire marshal’s office was called to investigate the scene on Thursday and Chief Jemison said there is not a definite cause of the fire yet. Jemison said there were no injuries in the fire. There were no workers or customers inside when the fire broke out. The speculation has been the fire Continue Reading
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Historic Lights Flash Again: Lighting and Rededication of the Stadium Theatre Marquee Is June 24

JERSEYVILLE - Under Steve Dougherty, owner of Dougherty Theaters, The Stadium Theatre in Jerseyville used the COVID-19 Pandemic break to work on the restoration of the historic theatre. At 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, the lights of a 72-year-old legendary marquee will flash on again with a lighting and ribbon-cutting event. Dougherty previously said the marquee will once again look like it did when it opened in 1949. He said he was thankful for the TIF grant to assist with the restoration. Continue Reading
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Coroner identifies body found in East Alton

An East Alton man has been identified as the person found dead on a parking lot earlier this week in a semi-remote area of the village. The Madison County Coroner’s Office said the man is 62-year-old David Dugan of East Alton. A passerby called police after discovering the body on Monday.
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Edwardsville, ILTelegraph

Drug charges filed in Madison County

EDWARDSVILLE — Drug-related charges were filed in a number of cases Wednesday by the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office. • Ronald C. Feldpausch, 41, of the 100 block of Courtland, Collinsville, was charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine, a Class 2 felony. The case was presented by the Collinsville Police Department. According to court documents, on Feb. 23 Feldpausch was found to be in possession of between 5-15 grams of methamphetamine. Bail was set at $45,000.
Alton, ILTelegraph

Top 10 Alton day trips

If you're looking to break away from town, but don't want to stay over night, there are plenty of day trips that are a short drive from Alton that allow you to have a good time and come home to sleep in your own bed. Whether you want to get...
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Madison County's COVID-19 mass vaccination site to close for good on July 3

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. — The Madison County mass COVID-19 vaccination site will close its doors for the last time on July 3. On Friday, the Madison County Health Department announced it would be ending its mass vaccination clinic at the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville, Illinois. The site has been operating with the support of the Illinois National Guard since January.
Madison County, ILTelegraph

Man charged with failure to register as sex offender

EDWARDSVILLE — A Cottage Hills man identified as homeless was charged Wednesday with failure to register as a sex offender. William S. Keene, 41, listed as homeless out of Cottage Hills, was charged June 16 with unlawful failure to register as a sex offender, a Class 3 felony. The case...
Edwardsville, ILKMOV

Single-use plastic bag fee in Edwardsville begins in July

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. ( – The city of Edwardsville is rolling out a fee on single-use shopping bags, both plastic and paper. Edwardsville officials approved a single-use bag fee in grocery stores and other large retail shops back in 2019 and was mean to being in 2020 but was delayed. Now the 10-cent fee will go into effect on July 12.

Jerseyville leaders to light Stadium Theater marquee June 24

Jerseyville business leaders and elected officials will gather for a marquee-lighting and ribbon-cutting at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at the Stadium Theater, 117 E. Pearl St. The Stadium Theater has been a pillar of the entertainment sector of Jerseyville since 1949. The theater is owned and operated by Dougherty Theaters, which has taken on the restoration of the historic 72-year-old marquee. Dougherty Theaters also owns a theater in Litchfield.
Madison County,

Madison County's mass vaccination site to close July 3

Madison County Health Department announces the mass vaccination site at the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville will cease operations July 3. Since mid-January, the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville has served as the mass vaccination site for Madison County’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution. The Illinois National Guard arrived in February to provide support and assistance to the site as well as mobile sites in communities and schools that began in March.
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Pickleball Comes To Godfrey

GODFREY - Godfrey joins the growing list of communities adding pickleball to their list of recreational offerings. On Wednesday evening, June 16, more than 30 members of the Riverbend Pickleball Group gathered at the Simpson Tennis Complex, located on the campus of Lewis and Clark Community College, for some friendly competition on the newly created pickleball courts. The Village of Godfrey Parks and Recreation Department, under the direction of director Todd Strubhart, along with Dr. Sean Continue Reading
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Destructive Fire: Chief Provides More Details About Early Morning McDonald's Blaze

SEE VIDEOS: ALTON - Alton Fire Chief Jesse Jemison said the fire that destroyed the McDonald's on Broadway Thursday morning became much worse when an air conditioning unit fell to the floor. Initially, firefighters fought the blaze and smoke from the inside and outside, but when the air conditioning unit dropped, they had to be evacuated for safety purposes. A Box Alarm was called for the fire. The fire call came in at 5:20 a.m. from a passerby who saw smoke coming from the McDonald's Continue Reading
Alton, ILTelegraph

A close call helped this mom embrace the COVID-19 vaccine

ALTON — Jessica Archdale doesn’t shy away from telling people what she believed when the COVID-19 pandemic began. “I have to admit, I was a naysayer,” she said. “The pandemic seemed so far away. It was in the big cities, it was overseas. “I thought it was being made into...
Carlinville, ILThe State Journal

Variety of activities to highlight National Pollinator Week in Carlinville

The Carlinville Public Library is partnering with the Carlinville Bee City organization on a variety of activities to celebrate National Pollinator Week, which runs from Monday through June 27. National Pollinator Week is part of an international event to celebrate and support pollinator health. One activity is a Carlinville-themed Pollinator...