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Missing Livingston man found dead in Montgomery County

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 11:00
SORENTO - For weeks, authorities combed pastures and wooded ground, hoping to track evidence of Christopher Kostadin. Two fishermen completed the task with a grim discovery Tuesday morning. The 38-year-old Livingston man was found dead in an...

Roodhouse feud goes to court

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 09:00
A years-long battle of wills between a west-central Illinois mayor and alderwoman that has grown seemingly more contemptuous will move from the council chambers of Roodhouse City Hall to the courtrooms of Greene County. Former city employee Tim...

PHOTO: Signs seek minimum wage hike

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 08:46
A member of the Service Employees International Union holds up a handmade sign Tuesday at the intersection of College and Washington avenues in Upper Alton, urging drivers to support raising the minimum wage from its current $8.25 an hour. Several...

Illinois 255 work picks up

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 22:05
GODFREY - After facing delays last year, Illinois 255 progress once again is full speed ahead. Construction engineer Ted Nemsky, of the Illinois Department of Transportation's District 8, said he saw substantial gains on the project last Friday near...

Tourism revenues reach new high in 2011

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 19:18
ALTON - State tourism officials said Tuesday that people are traveling to Illinois and their visits helped generate a record-breaking $31.8 billion in revenue last year. "It was the highest-ever growth year for Illinois tourism," said Jan...

'Back To School/Stay In School' set for Aug. 11

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 17:43
ALTON - The Alton Branch of the NAACP, a host of community organizations and the Alton School District again are organizing the "Back To School/Stay In School" event. The Alton Branch of the NAACP is the sponsor of the Back To School/Stay In School...

Former county sheriff Bob Churchich dies

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 17:19
EDWARDSVILLE - Former Madison County Sheriff Bob Churchich, a man who started off as a beat cop in Alton and spent 44 years as a leader in law enforcement, died early Tuesday. He was 83. "He was a policeman's policeman. He was more a police officer...

Missing Livingston man found dead in Montgomery County

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 16:28
SORENTO - For weeks, authorities combed pastures and wooded ground, hoping to track evidence of Christopher Kostadin. Two fishermen completed the task with a grim discovery Tuesday morning. The 38-year-old Livingston man was found dead in an...

City to resume billing for trash, sewer

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 12:00
ALTON - Aldermen prepared for the city's return to billing residents for trash and sewer services, unanimously recommending ordinance changes Monday night. One change the aldermanic Committee of the Whole recommended simply replaces American Water...

East Alton woman found alive, well

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 11:28
ROSEWOOD HEIGHTS - Authorities called off the search for an East Alton woman today after being alerted to her whereabouts. A person familiar with Crystal G. Fox called authorities to tell them where she could be located.  "Thanks to press and...

Public asked to help ID stolen items

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 11:00
EDWARDSVILLE - Authorities displayed an unusual antique cello and other items Monday in hopes of solving more burglaries, possibly at the hands of a man already facing six burglary charges in Madison County. "We would love to help somebody get their...

Alton women indicted in tax refund scam

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 11:00
EAST ST. LOUIS - Two Alton women are the central characters in an alleged plot to give out fake W-2 tax forms in order to cash in on allegedly illegal refunds. Angenita M. Smith, 38, and Tammy M. Smith, 36, have been indicted, along with six others,...

Calhoun County Board Chair Wanda Tepen dead at 76

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 11:00
BATCHTOWN - Calhoun County lost a pillar of the community over the weekend with the death of Wanda Tepen, the chairwoman of the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners. "Wanda has been a force in Calhoun politics for the last 25 to 30 years; her death...

Wood River home destroyed by fire

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 10:56
WOOD RIVER - A fire broke out in a detached garage early Monday and destroyed the home of a retired city police officer. David George stood in the burned-out back yard in the 500 block of Third Street and looked at what remained of his two-story...

Alton police get Facebook page

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 22:43
ALTON - An Alton detective's desire to keep unsolved murders and missing persons cases on the public's radar resulted in him starting a Facebook page for the police department. As of Sunday, the Alton Police Department had 107 "likes." "I'm quite...

City to resume billing for trash, sewer

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 22:43
ALTON - Aldermen prepared for the city's return to billing residents for trash and sewer services, unanimously recommending ordinance changes Monday night. One change the aldermanic Committee of the Whole recommended simply replaces American Water...

Alton women indicted in tax refund scam

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 21:19
EAST ST. LOUIS - Two Alton women are the central characters in an alleged plot to give out fake W-2 tax forms in order to cash in on allegedly illegal refunds. Angenita M. Smith, 38, and Tammy M. Smith, 36, have been indicted, along with six others,...

Public asked to help ID stolen items

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 17:51
EDWARDSVILLE - Authorities displayed an unusual antique cello and other items Monday in hopes of solving more burglaries, possibly at the hands of a man already facing six burglary charges in Madison County. "We would love to help somebody get their...

Calhoun County Board Chair Wanda Tepen dead at 76

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 17:36
BATCHTOWN - Calhoun County lost a pillar of the community over the weekend with the death of Wanda Tepen, the chairwoman of the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners. "Wanda has been a force in Calhoun politics for the last 25 to 30 years; her death...

Wood River home destroyed by fire

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:11
WOOD RIVER - A blaze broke out in a detached garage early Monday in the 500 block of Third Street, severely damaging a two-story house and displacing the homeowners.Wood River Fire Department received a 911 call around 2:30 a.m. Three people inside...