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Body found in vehicle in Upper Alton

Alton Police are investigating the discovery of a body found in a vehicle on an Upper Alton parking lot. Police were called to the Alton Memorial Rehabilitation and Therapy parking lot located in the 1,200 block of College Avenue Monday evening just before 6pm. A deceased female was found inside.
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Gillespie Council approves FOP contract, considers tax-supported police pension plan

Gillespie city aldermen voted unanimously Monday night to authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to sign a new contract with the Fraternal Order of Police which authorizes substantial wage increases for city police officers. Additionally, the council set a special meeting for 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16, to vote on whether or not to submit a tax referendum to voters that would support a place pension plan for local police. Both measures appear to be aimed at retaining officers.
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Madison County Sheriff's seize 208lbs of cannabis

GODFREY, Ill. (WAND)- The Madison County Sheriff’s Office recently seized over 200lbs of cannabis while executing a search warrant. According to police, on August 5, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for service in the 200 block of Woodbury Manor, Godfrey, Illinois. Upon arriving at...

Brighton Library plans re-opening celebration

Renovations are complete, and a grand re-opening is scheduled for this Saturday at the Brighton Memorial Library. Tours, contests, refreshments, activities, and a special ceremony will be held to commemorate the event. The celebration runs this Saturday from 10am until Noon with the ceremony at 10:30. Renovations include extensive foundation...

Madison County Sheriff’s Office seizes 208 pounds of marijuana from Godfrey, Illinois

MADISON COUNTY, Ill. — Madison County Sheriff's deputies found 208 pounds of marijuana during a drug bust on Friday. Deputies responded to a call on the 200 block of Woodbury Manor in Godfrey, Illinois, according to Captain Brian Koberna. When they got there, deputies found evidence of a large amount of cannabis. The Sheriff’s Office then obtained a warrant of arrest.

Litter of service dogs in training celebrate first birthday, enter final stretch of training

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - A litter of local service dogs in training recently celebrated their first birthday, marking the halfway point in their extensive training process. Last October, News 4 was there as the then eight-week-old puppies were placed with their “puppy raisers,” volunteers that raise and train them before they’re eventually placed with someone suffering from a cognitive or physical disability.

IDOT Announces Lane Closure On Westbound and Eastbound Lanes Of I-70 Between I-55/70/270 Interchange

TROY – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announces a lane closure in both the westbound and eastbound lanes of I-70 between I-55/70/270 interchange and IL 4, beginning on Friday, August 12, 2022, weather permitting. The westbound lane will be closed on August 12 at 9:00 am and the eastbound lane will be closed on August 13 at 5:00 a.m.

Death of Kate (Hopley) Cordani

Kate (Hopley) Cordani, 95, passed peacefully at home on Friday, August 5, 2022 surrounded by her family. She was born in Dorchester on January 23, 1927, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Owen & Mary Ann (Judson) Hopley, both immigrants from Sheffield, England. Kate resided in her home for over 60 years and has told family that the house sits on the first 80 acres of land that began the township of Staunton.

Death of Mary Elizabeth Kuruc

Mary Elizabeth Kuruc, 85 of Gillespie, died at Heritage Health of Gillespie on Monday, August 8, 2022. She was born on April 2, 1937, to William Keith and Clara Pettit Keith. She married Ronald J. Kuruc on December 20, 1969, in Carlinville. He preceded her in death on May 9, 2021. She was a supervisor for the Secretary of State, State Police Division.

Death of Ned Ray Newingham

Ned Ray Newingham was born on February 11, 1945, to Clarence and Rosa (Henson) Newingham in White Hall, Illinois. He loved to work, ride his motorcycle, be with his dogs and cat (Dolly), play cards, and spend time with his grandchildren. Ned met Sylvia Clark and they were married on...

Litchfield August market canceled due to building collapse

LITCHFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — The City of Litchfield has canceled its August Pickers Market. This comes after a building in the 300 block of North State Street collapsed. As of Monday at 11:30 a.m., structural engineer(s) have not been on site to assess the building. City officials say they...

More than music on Riverbend calendars

The Riverbend has some of the region's top venues for music. But what if you're looking for, well, something different? Here are five ideas for this weekend. • On Thursday, The Nature Institute hosts a night hike through the woods at 8 p.m. at 2213 South Levis Lane in Godfrey. Hikers meet in front of the Talahi Lodge and head out in quest of nocturnal animals like owls, white-tailed deer, raccoons and opossums. • On Friday, the National Train Show begins its three-day run at the Gateway Center in Collinsville. The show has the latest model trains, accessories and collectibles as well as elaborate layouts and the Incredible Lego Mini-land.

Thriller at The Hop: Broekemeier's walk-off slam lifts Dragons to conference title

ALTON - Erik Broekemeier thought he got jammed. Good thing the Alton River Dragons designated hitter was wrong. And by being wrong, Broekemeier  turned in the biggest hit of his life. Broekemeier's walk-off grand slam gave the River Dragons an 8-7 victory over the Quincy Gems in the Prospect League's Western Conference championship game at Lloyd Hopkins Field, sending 1,199 fans as well as River Dragons players and coaches into delirium. It also sent the River Dragons into the league championship series beginning Thursday at home against the Eastern Conference champion Chillicothe Paints, a 7-4 winner at the Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp.