Two Fatal Police Shootings in Same County this WeekLaw Enforcement Talk Radio Show and PodcastNewsBreak Contributor
Sam’s Club Announces 2024 Opening of Distribution Center in MinneapolisAnthony's CornerNewsBreak Contributor
The historic Lizzie McLagan House in Kirkwood, MissouriCJ CoombsNewsBreak Contributor
Officer-Involved Shooting in O'Fallon Prompts Ongoing InvestigationNews WaveNewsBreak Contributor
The historic Wilson Price Hunt House: built in Normandy, Missouri in 1904, still serves a purposeCJ CoombsNewsBreak Contributor
Tenants placed in temporary housing after apartment fire
At least a dozen people are without a home after a fire at an apartment building in Jerseyville, Illinois.
Chicken N Pickle to Open New Location in St. Charles, Missouri
• Chicken N Pickle will be opening a new location in St. Charles, Missouri. • This will be the first Chicken N Pickle location in the St. Louis metro area and the second in the state of Missouri.
Letter to the Editor
When I left McDonnell Douglas in the spring of ’92, it was my intention to open Imo’s Pizza in the early summer. With only a small window during which I wouldn’t have health insurance, I didn’t really give it much thought or worry. Playing nine holes of golf at the Muny Golf Course proved me mistaken in my beliefs when I twisted my ankle badly.
These jerseyville, IL based Kittens are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around jerseyville..
Inaugural Brighton Christmas Parade called a success
The Village of Brighton’s inaugural Christmas Parade was held Saturday with mild conditions for the first weekend of December. Brighton Park and Rec Committee Chairman John Bramley tells The Big Z he believes it was a rousing success. Your browser does not support the audio element. As for what’s...
Why Lewis & Clark's Restaurant Should Be Your Next Dining Destination
My visit to Lewis & Clark's Restaurant was a delightful experience. The restaurant, historically located along the Missouri River, offers a unique blend of history and gastronomy. The staff was incredibly friendly, and the view was simply breathtaking. I tried the River Walker sandwich, a creative twist on a Reuben, and it was absolutely delicious, especially the marble rye bread.
Grafton approves tax levy
Grafton residents will see a 3.1% increase on the city portion of their tax bill in the coming year. The Grafton City Council approved the tax levy for the period beginning May 1, 2023, and ending April 30, 2024. Mayor Mike Morrow tells The Big Z they at their most...
Local Incident Sheds Light on National Surge in Vehicle Thefts and Its Impact on Community Trust
A recent felony vehicle theft in Caswell County has brought the community's attention to the broader issue of rising motor vehicle thefts across the nation. Briana Alexandra Voit, a 33-year-old resident of Alton, was arrested following the larceny of a motor vehicle, facing a felony charge. The local authorities' decision to hold Voit at the Caswell County Adult Detention Center without bond underscores the seriousness with which such crimes are being addressed. Voit's impending court appearance at the Caswell County District Court further highlights the legal system's efforts to deal with this disturbing trend.
Work continues on Alton’s Rock Spring Drive
With funding from the state’s Rebuild Illinois fund among others, Alton embarked on a project to fix drainage issues along Rock Spring Drive in early 2022. The area between Brown Street and College Avenue was upgraded with new sidewalks, courtesy of a Safe Routes to School grant, and this will further improve that area, according to the city’s Public Works Director.
Summons of Joy: Florissant police are giving gift cards to unsuspecting families
The 9th annual Summons of Joy campaign is about to get underway in Florissant. Police officers will give out 38 Target gift cards to unsuspecting families.
Beverly Farm Foundation
Your browser does not support the audio element. Crystal Officer from Beverly Farm and Kelley Brooks and Chantay White from the AKA Sorority UPO chapter talk about an upcoming service project on the Beverly Farm campus to fulling reopen the Community Day Program. (L-R White, Officer & Brooks)
Kahoks Girls Bowling Team Captures Win Over Redbirds, Boys Fall To Alton
COLLINSVILLE - The Collinsville boys and girls varsity bowling teams had mixed results on the evening in a dual Southwestern Conference meet held Monday night at Camelot Bowl in Collinsville. The Kahok girls got a high series of 575 from Laila Jaoko, along with the team's high game of the...
Police allege towed cars were stolen and salvaged
Rodney Elijah Lewis of Florissant has been charged with four counts of stealing motor vehicles. St. Louis County police claim Lewis was operating a tow truck without proper licensing and was involved in taking cars without authorization.
Wood River Potentially Pursuing Sidewalk Repairs
WOOD RIVER - More sidewalk repairs could be coming in Wood River after City Manager Steve Palen recently suggested using $100,000 in grant funds to repair sidewalks around the city. Palen announced at Monday’s City Council meeting that the city has secured $100,000 in grant funding from the Illinois Department...
Monday, Dec. 4 Sports Round-Up
Sign in to hide this notification. Don't miss our top stories and need-to-know news everyday in your inbox. Alton won nearly all the head-to-head match-ups in taking a decisive win over Collinsville in a dual meet at Camelot Bowl in Collinsville. Gabe Futney led the way for the Redbirds with...
Nicole Blackketter earns AMH December employee honor
Alton Memorial Hospital has recognized employee Nicole Blackketter of the Emergency Department as its Employee of the Month for December. Blackketter, at the photo’s center, was presented with the honor on Dec. 4 by ED Manager Jeremy Brown, shown at the photo’s left, and AMH President Dave Braasch, shown at the photo’s right.
Godfrey Welcomes Winter with Annual Snowflake Festival
As winter descends, the 18th annual Snowflake Festival was held Friday, Dec. 1 at Robert E. Glazebrook Community Park. The festival is sponsored every year by the Godfrey Parks and Recreation department. The event lasted from 6-8:30p.m. Everyone was welcome to come out to this free event. Though, event-goers were...
Sisson, Rust, Receive Gene Helmkamp Award At EAA Chapter 864 Christmas/Awards Banquet
BETHALTO - The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 864, based at St. Louis Regional Airport in Bethalto, recently presented some meaningful awards at its annual Christmas Banquet. Chapter 864 consists of pilots and aviation enthusiasts who meet regularly to share knowledge and their love of aviation with each other and...
The Family Arena in St. Charles is getting a $13M makeover
"The seats are as old as the building. They have endured a lifetime of spills, and they show it-they look dirty, even after we clean them," states marketing and booking manager Tom O'Keefe. "Having new seats will be a radical improvement, and they'll have thicker cushions and be more comfortable, too."
Ill. State Representative Amy Elik hosting holiday food drive today
Illinois State Representative Amy Elik of Alton hosts a holiday food drive at her district office.