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Greenfield Man Sentenced For Burglary Charge

A Greenfield man has been sentenced to prison for a rash of crimes back in February. 36 year old Clinton L. Elliott of Greenfield pleaded guilty to a single count of residential burglary on Wednesday in Greene County Court. Elliott was arrested by Greenfield Police on February 14th. According to...
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Two charged with meth trafficking

EDWARDSVILLE – Two out-of-state people were charged with methamphetamine trafficking Thursday after investigations by the Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois. Lucious M. Hutchins, 43, of Jonesville, Louisiana, was charged May 26 with methamphetamine trafficking and unlawful possession of methamphetamine, both Class X felonies. According to court documents, on...
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Staunton man faces weapons charges

EDWARDSVILLE - A Staunton man faces multiple weapons and other charges after a May 24 incident in Livingston. Charles B. Blount, 32, of an unknown address in Staunton, was charged May 26 with unlawful possession of weapons by a felon, a Class 2 felony; possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number and aggravated battery, both Class 3 felonies; and resisting a peace officer and obstructing identification, both Class A misdemeanors.

Boyz II Men to play Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater

The Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater Commission is announcing its first concert date for the 2022 season. At 7pm on August 21, Grammy award-winning R&B group Boyz II Men will perform along the banks of the Mississippi River. Dan Herkert, Alton Amphitheater Commission Chair tells The Big Z this is the...

With arms unwrapped, Hawks shut out Marissa to earn sectional title date

GREENVILLE -- Whatever idle time Gus Coonrod had in Carrollton’s dugout Thursday at Smith Field was spent with a heavy wrap around his right arm. But the ailing elbow unwrapped for the postseason inflicted a world of hurt on Marissa, with Coonrod firing a shutout to lead the Hawks to a 7-0 victory over the Meteors under a light rain in a Greenville Class 1A Sectional semifinal at Greenville University.

Author writes military suspense novel set in Edwardsville

A former Edwardsville resident has recently completed a sequel set in the city as a sequel to his first book. Author John Klobnak, of "Mr. and Mrs. Medal of Honor," now has the book's sequel, "Stolen Revenge," available.  The story involves a couple, both Army veterans who both won the Medal of Honor, Klobnak explained.  The husband, a former sniper who killed a high-ranking Al Qaeda terrorist in Iraq, learns the son of the terrorist is now in the U.S. with a team of assassins and the husband is their main target.

155th Alton Memorial Day Parade set for Monday

ALTON - The 155th annual Alton Memorial Day Parade will kick off at the Alton Middle School, 2200 College Ave., at 10 a.m. Monday, May 30 (line-up begins at 8:30 a.m.). So far the parade has three marshals: Rich Wickenhauser, Alvin Rodenfield, and Art Williams. Other confirmed parade participants are the Marching 100 band, the Alton Jaeger Guards the Ainad Rolling Nobles.

Graduation night at Alton High

It’s graduation night for the Class of 2022 at Alton High School. More than 400 seniors will be graduating this year as the event returns to an in-person ceremony at the Alton High gymnasium. Doors open at 5:30pm and those with tickets can sit in the gym, while overflow seating will be available in the auditorium and the cafeteria commons. Graduation begins at 7pm.

This Week In Pictures

ALTON - Each week award-winning photographer John Badman of The Telegraph captures images of the Riverbend. Here is a sampling of his photographs from this week. They also appear in the weekend issue of The Telegraph.

Metro East Lutheran lists honor students

EDWARDSVILLE — The following students have been named to the Honor Roll at Metro-East Lutheran High. School for the fourth quarter of the 2021-2022 school year. • Grade 9, Honor Roll with High Distinction (g.p.a. 4.0): Logan Abbott, Edwardsville; Rachel Brown, Edwardsville; Joseph Feldhaus, Collinsville; Yoonseo Jo, Edwardsville; Kate Jose, Worden; Elijah Moore, Litchfield; Erik Neath, Edwardsville; Timothy Rainey, Collinsville; Sofia Schwartzkopf, Edwardsville.

Sabo: Redbirds kickers were a 'special team' w/15 photos

GODFREY - As she looked over at her players following last week's 2-1 loss to Edwardsville in the Collinsville 3A Regional final, Alton girls soccer coach Gwen Sabo fought back tears. Especially when she spoke of one particular player, senior Taylor Freer, who suffered a severe ankle sprain in the game.

Unemployment shows slight upward ‘blip’

WOOD RIVER - Unemployment rose slightly in the Metro East in April, but remains well under 5 percent, while statewide unemployment dropped, according to the latest figures from the Illinois Department of Employment Security and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate for the St. Louis MSA, includes Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe and St. Clair counties, was 4.3 percent, up from 4.1 percent in March, and still down from 5.2 percent in April 2021. In Madison County the rate increased to 4.1 percent from 3.9 percent in March.