Madison County, IL

Heat and rain impacted the Madison County Fair

Weather may have played a role in the participation at some of the contests with the Madison County Fair. The fair traditionally runs the final week of July in Highland, and this year there were two days of record-setting rainfall during that week. But Sarah Ruth, U of I Extension...
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Granite City man faces three Class X meth felony charges

A Granite City man was charged with three Class X methamphetamine felonies on Friday by Madison County officials. Matthew W. Donithan, 27, of Granite City, was charged with methamphetamine trafficking, and two counts of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine.
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East Alton man charged with hitting officer

An East Alton man was charged with two felonies by Madison County officials on Friday after striking a police officer. Curtis S. McTizic, 54, of East Alton, was charged with aggravated battery, a Class 2 felony, and retail theft under $300, a Class 4 felony. The case was presented by the East Alton Police Department.
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More convictions in theft ring

The Madison County State’s Attorney has announced additional convictions in a tri-county theft ring. 36-year-old Larry Thompson pled guilty in two recent cases that authorities say were part of a ring of residential burglaries and stolen vehicles in Madison, Jersey, and Macoupin counties. Thompson, along with seven others, was...

Learn how to research your family tree using DNA

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Intelligencer requests briefs be submitted at least 10 days prior to the desired publication date. Due to the volume of community-submitted briefs, the content may be published within 10 days of submission. Holidays and weather forecasts may impact some events. The Intelligencer cannot guarantee that submission will be published. This Sunday join the Madison County Historical Society’s (MCHS) August Speaker Series program to learn how to discover your ancestors using DNA. Debi Burgess has assisted hundreds of families with finding their birth relatives through the DNA Detectives Facebook page, a page founded and administered by one of the county's foremost genetic genealogists Cece Moore.  Burgess will discuss websites and methods available to those researching their family history. She will also discuss some of the cold cases that have been solved using these genetic genealogy techniques.  MCHS Speaker Series programs are free to attend. The event begins at 2 p.m. on Aug. 7 in the lower level of Immanuel United Methodist Church at 800 North Main Street, Edwardsville.

2 Madison students remembered for kindness

Two Madison County high school athletes who died in a wreck west of Annandale in rural Madison County early Monday morning were remembered for their love of animals, their hard work and strong friendships. The wreck was discovered by one of their parents who went looking for them. The students,...

New Task Force commander announced

There’s a new leader of the Cross River Crime Task Force, and he’s one of the top investigators in Madison County. Former task force commander Jeff Connor turned over the position to Granite City’s assistant police chief Nick Novacich. Major John Franke of Alton Police will serve as a deputy commander, along with Captain Brian Koberna of the sheriff’s department. The task force’s stated goal is to combine resources to stop people from crossing state lines to commit violent crimes in Madison County.

Two added to November election ballot in Madison County

The Primary Election results have been certified, and now candidates will gear up for the mid-terms in November. No changes in the winners and losers in Madison County once the last of the mail-in ballots were received, but there will be a couple of additions to the county board contests.

Cause of explosion at Flora disposal site under investigation

FLORA — Authorities are still unsure what caused an explosion at an oil well storage facility near here last Friday morning that resulted in six people suffering serious burns. The six people suffered burns over at least 50 percent of their bodies, with one being burned from head to...

Convicted killer indicted Thursday on charges of armed violence

A Collinsville man was indicted on four felony charges on Thursday by a Madison County grand jury. Jevon E. Wilbourn, 28, of Collinsville, was indicted with armed violence, a Class X felony, possession of weapons by a felon, a Class 2 felony, possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, a Class 3 felony, and aggravated feeling or attempting to elude a police officer, a Class 4 felony.