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On the lam(b)

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 12:00
The neighborhood is getting wild and woolly. Residents in both Kendall Hill, which is in unincorporated Madison County, and Kendall Estates, which is in Wood River, have spotted a lone sheep roaming the subdivision. Wood River City Manager Jim...

Alton man pleads guilty in check-kiting scheme

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 12:00
EAST ST. LOUIS - An Alton business owner has pleaded guilty to a federal bank fraud charge. Jody D. Markel, 45, of Alton, entered his guilty plea Monday in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis to a one-count information charging that he committed...

Fashion students to show off creations Saturday

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 12:00
ALTON - By Design School of Fashion pupils "make it work" for their first student fashion show; it's in conjunction with the city's 175th anniversary celebration Saturday. "There's a lot going on. I discussed it with Sara McGibany of Alton Main...

New rules take effect for cemeteries

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 12:00
New regulations designed to protect the public are changing the way operators run cemeteries in Illinois. Gov. Pat Quinn signed The Cemetery Oversight Act in 2010 in an effort to clear up and enforce regulations and oversight of cemeteries and...

Precautions needed during extreme heat

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 11:00
ALTON - Joe Certa, 90, left his home at Villa Rose Community Center on Tuesday for the Alton Square Mall. In his dark blue slacks and polo shirt, he walked laps around the mall. He tries to get out to walk the mall two or three times a week. For...

School Board changes rules for student-athletes

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 11:00
ALTON - Student-athletes caught violating the Alton School District's athletic code of conduct will have to serve suspensions during their "strongest" sport season, following board approval Tuesday night of two rule changes. Starting a new...

Woman gets 10 years in South Roxana kidnapping

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 11:00
EDWARDSVILLE - A judge sentenced a Union County woman to 10 years in prison Tuesday for the kidnapping of a child from a South Roxana home last year. Circuit Judge Charles Romani Jr. sentenced Amanda M. Lindsey, 31, of Jonesboro, Ill., who pleaded...

PHOTOS: Rigging the rope

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 09:58
Scott Seibel, an employee of The Flag Loft in St. Louis, works 125 feet in the air near the top of a microwave cell phone tower located near the old Alton Cine on the Homer Adams Parkway in Alton Tuesday. The cell tower doubles as a flagpole and...

Extreme weather continues to ravage crops

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 09:49
Illinois, a state that is among the nation’s leading producers of corn and soybeans, continues to keep a desperate eye on the sky and hoping for rain to save its withering crops. “There is going to be significant crop loss, no doubt,” Madison...

Low Man River

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 23:28
The Mississippi River remains mighty as it flows through Alton, despite the Midwest's widespread drought. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is keeping the Mississippi's navigation channel at a comfortable level above the Melvin Price Locks and Dam 26,...

School Board changes rules for student-athletes

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 22:22
ALTON - Student-athletes caught violating the Alton School District's athletic code of conduct will have to serve suspensions during their "strongest" sport season, following board approval Tuesday night of two rule changes. Starting a new...

Precautions needed during extreme heat

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 21:26
ALTON - Joe Certa, 90, left his home at Villa Rose Community Center on Tuesday for the Alton Square Mall. In his dark blue slacks and polo shirt, he walked laps around the mall. He tries to get out to walk the mall two or three times a week. For...

Ex-state official sentenced to four years' probation

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 20:44
CHICAGO (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced the former executive director of the Illinois Finance Authority to four years' probation in a "pay-to-play" scheme where he donated $50,000 to then-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's campaign in exchange for...

Fashion students to show off creations Saturday

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 20:33
ALTON - By Design School of Fashion pupils "make it work" for their first student fashion show; it's in conjunction with the city's 175th anniversary celebration Saturday. "There's a lot going on. I discussed it with Sara McGibany of Alton Main...

Alton man pleads guilty in check-kiting scheme

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 20:04
EAST ST. LOUIS - An Alton business owner has pleaded guilty to a federal bank fraud charge. Jody D. Markel, 45, of Alton, entered his guilty plea Monday in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis to a one-count information charging that he committed...

New rules take effect for cemeteries

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 19:48
New regulations designed to protect the public are changing the way operators run cemeteries in Illinois. Gov. Pat Quinn signed The Cemetery Oversight Act in 2010 in an effort to clear up and enforce regulations and oversight of cemeteries and...

On the lam(b)

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 19:26
The neighborhood is getting wild and woolly. Residents in both Kendall Hill, which is in unincorporated Madison County, and Kendall Estates, which is in Wood River, have spotted a lone sheep roaming the subdivision. Wood River City Manager Jim...

Woman gets 10 years in South Roxana kidnapping

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 17:40
EDWARDSVILLE - A judge sentenced a Union County woman to 10 years in prison Tuesday for the kidnapping of a child from a South Roxana home last year. Circuit Judge Charles Romani Jr. sentenced Amanda M. Lindsey, 31, of Jonesboro, Ill., who pleaded...

White Hall man found dead in pond

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 12:00
WHITE HALL - The offices of the Greene County coroner and sheriff are investigating the death of a White Hall man found Sunday floating in a pond on his farm. Coroner Dean Bishop pronounced Carl Liesenfelt, 62, dead after arriving about 3:30 p.m. at...

Wood River OKs buying federal building

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 12:00
WOOD RIVER - Officials made sure Monday night to reserve the city's only federal building for $139,000 so that it could move its public services facilities into one location. The Wood River City Council voted 5-0 to approve the purchase of the...