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New Piasa Park plans to be unveiled
There are plans to redevelop Alton’s Piasa Park, and the public can get a glimpse of those plans Tuesday afternoon. The Great Rivers and Routes Tourism Bureau will introduce those plans at the Alton Riverfront Advisory Committee meeting at Alton City Hall. The redesign includes landscaping, water retention ponds,...
Updated spring flooding forecast
The Riverbend has been hit hard by flooding over the years and is preparing for the possibility that it could happen again. While not expecting anything like the historic flooding of 2019, there is still concern for at least minor flooding for our area again this year. Godfrey Public Safety...
Beardstown Man & Girard Woman Arrested for March 15th Springfield Shooting
A Beardstown man and Girard woman have been arrested in connection to a shooting that occurred on March 15th in Springfield. WICS Newschannel 20 reports that 31 year old Jared M. Staake of Beardstown and 27 year old Chelsie L. Bounds of Girard were taken into custody yesterday in Springfield by the Springfield Police Department and members of the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force.
Biggest snowfall recorded in Jersey County, IL history
Stacker looked at the biggest 1-day snowfall in Jersey County, Illinois using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Alton Woman Apprehended On Theft Charge, Also Struck During Incident
ALTON - A 48-year-old Alton woman was taken into custody in a theft case on Wednesday morning. Alton Police Chief Jarrett Ford reported the following: "At 9:31 a.m. on 03/22/23, the Alton Police Department was contacted regarding a theft from person incident that had just occurred in the 1800 block of E. Broadway, Alton, Illinois.
Alton woman accused of stealing a purse and trying to escape custody
An Alton woman is jailed after allegedly stealing a purse, being hit by a car, arrested, and trying to escape from a local hospital. The incident happened Wednesday morning just after 9:30 in the 1800 block of E. Broadway when 48-year-old Brandi Vaughn is accused of stealing a woman’s purse from the backseat of the victim’s vehicle.
Man and woman arrested in connection with Springfield shooting
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with a shooting that police say started as a robbery. On March 15 just after midnight, Springfield Police were called to the 1100 block of Fayette Ave. for a shooting. They found a 33-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the lower torso.
Grafton Ferry to open April 14
The Grafton Ferry will launch its 2023 season in a few weeks. The spring and summer will see the ferry used to shuttle motorists - especially tourists - back and forth between Illinois and Missouri several times each weekend. Grafton Mayor Mike Morrow tells The Big Z opening day is...
Macoupin County Courthouse News
Cases filed during March 12-18, 2023. Visit the “Court News” category under the “Community News” tab for other editions. Terry Sloan, 34 of Girard, is charged with possession of less than five grams of meth in connection with a March 12 incident. Dakota Arndt, 22 of...
Thursday's boys roundup - prep volleyball & baseball
> Marquette Explorers & Alton Redbirds among the 16 teams in the Belleville East volleyball tournament this weekend (FRI, SAT). Other teams at the tourney include Belleville West, Father McGivney, Belleville Althoff, and Metro East. -0- Baseball. *Southwestern 8, Alton 2. SW Piasa Birds (3-1) - WP - Marcus Payne.
Carlinville approves loan request for water, sewer upgrade projects
The Carlinville City Council meeting began on March 20 after a public hearing was held regarding the lead service line replacement project the city will soon be undertaking and water main replacement project on Highway 108. Lead Service Line Replacement. The Lead Service Line replacement project will replace 210 lead...
Ribbon event moved to March 28
Due to the impending rain over the next several days, Alton Memorial Health Services Foundation has rescheduled the Ribbon of Strength unveiling. The new date is 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at Rolling Hills Golf Course in Godfrey. If you have any questions, please call the Alton Memorial Hospital Development...
ALT show pushed back one week
Due to an illness in the cast, Alton Little Theater has postponed the performances of Gee's Bend originally planned for this weekend. The show will go on next weekend, March 31 and April 1 at 7:30pm and April 2 at 2pm at the ALT Showplace. All tickets already purchased for...
Granite City home buyers claim termite damage was not disclosed
EDWARDSVILLE – Granite City homeowners claim they sold a home that was infested with termites, and the resulting damage was not disclosed. Plaintiffs Justin and Michelle Phillips filed the lawsuit in the Madison County Circuit Court against Jim Terziovski and Bi-State Termite and Pest Control, Inc., citing breach of contract, fraudulent misrepresentation and negligence.
Maple Island remains closed
The Maple Island Access Area is West Alton will remain closed for the time being. It is being used as a staging area for the construction on the lift gates at the Melvin Price Locks and Dam. US Army Corps of Engineers Park Ranger Josh Schulte tells The Big Z...
College to debut Welcome Week
Lewis and Clark Community College is rolling out a new promotion, starting with the Fall Semester. In an expansion of the traditional “Welcome Day” that is held on the first day back to school, Vice President of Student Affairs Cherise Jackson says they are going to do a “Welcome Week,” running August 20 – 24.
Jim Mager - Village of Godfrey
Your browser does not support the audio element. Economic Development Director Jim Mager shares the latest news out of Godfrey including plans along Godfrey Road and beyond.
Greene County Case Declared Mistrial After Discovery of Surprise Document
A Sangamon County man had his case in Greene County Circuit Court declared a mistrial yesterday. 40 year old Michael J. Tolliver, formerly of New Berlin, was booked into the Greene County Jail by Carrollton Police after a traffic stop on May 30, 2022 for aggravated battery of a peace officer, driving on a suspended license, resisting a peace officer, unlawful display of title, driving without a seat belt, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
Council affirms its position on cannabis dispensary
As residents and local business owners in Wood River expressed both support and opposition for the proposed cannabis dispensary downtown, the proposed license holders addressed the city council this week in an effort to dispel any misconceptions about the business. Local attorney John Barnerd, who plans to open the facility...
Alton Mayor says budget will be balanced
An Appropriations Ordinance for the 2023-24 Fiscal Year has been approved by the Alton City Council. Aldermen approved the spending document on second reading Wednesday night. It is the document that must be filed with Madison County every year. But an operating budget is also being worked on, which Mayor...
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