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County may freeze penalties on botched tax sale

Elsewhere - Thu, 07/26/2012 - 20:56
EDWARDSVILLE - County officials said Thursday a plan to solve a problem with the annual tax sale is in the works and likely will be presented to Madison County Board committees in early August. Four county officials met Thursday to discuss a problem...

Burglars damage vacant school

Elsewhere - Thu, 07/26/2012 - 19:54
ALTON - Burglars got inside the vacant Clara Barton School last weekend, wreaked considerable damage as they tried stealing copper pipe and wiring, but fled police with nothing. Besides getting no copper, they also left numerous tools behind, but...

Hartford church gets makeover from friends

Elsewhere - Thu, 07/26/2012 - 18:20
HARTFORD - In the oppressive heat of July, a group of 36 smiling Naperville residents have laid helping hands on the Assembly of God Church in Hartford. For the past week, the volunteers have cleaned, constructed and renovated the local church to...

Claims damage insurer's bottom line

Elsewhere - Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:53
ALTON - Claims from severe, damaging storms since 2010 have seriously harmed a landmark Alton insurance company's financial condition, causing it to agree to a Chicago court's order of rehabilitation. Millers First Insurance Co., 111 E. Fourth St.,...

Carrollton to fix hail-damaged roofs

Elsewhere - Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:00
CARROLLTON - The Carrollton School Board voted to accept the bid from Meyer Roof Inc. of Springfield to replace hail-damaged roofs and complete other repairs at the high school and grade school. The School Board voted to accept the base bid of...

Governor signs consumer protection laws

Elsewhere - Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:00
CHICAGO - Gov. Pat Quinn signing two bills into law Wednesday to help Illinois residents avoid risky home loans and protect those who are in debt from being sent to jail unfairly. The new laws increase protections for families from high-risk home...

Man files suit over crash that caused coma

Elsewhere - Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:00
EDWARDSVILLE - A former Alton man has filed suit in Madison County Circuit Court, claiming a traffic crash in another county put him in a coma for 16 days and could cost up to $500,000 in medical bills. "State Police did an accident reconstruction...

Ex-city employee pleads guilty to theft

Elsewhere - Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:00
EDWARDSVILLE - A former Wood River city employee pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing more than $148,000 from her employer during a five-year period. Leslie E. Dona, 42, who served as the Wood River assistant finance director and assistant treasurer,...

PHOTO: The new Wood River Creek

Elsewhere - Thu, 07/26/2012 - 10:22
A tanker truck passes over the East Broadway bridge over a nearly dried up Wood River Creek in Alton Wednesday. A historical lack of rain has Illinois locked in one of the worst droughts in more than 50 years and no significant rainfall is forecast....

An armadillo from Amarillo? Unusual mammal makes way to Alton

Elsewhere - Thu, 07/26/2012 - 10:15
ALTON - Patti Brown, of Bethalto, was on her way to a Nature Institute camp this month when she came across something on the roadway she never expected to see. "I thought it was a huge rat," she said. Brown took another look - it was an armadillo,...

City approves changes to sewer and trash billing

Elsewhere - Thu, 07/26/2012 - 10:12
ALTON — Aldermen on Wednesday OK’d every resolution they recommended positively in committee two days prior, but had no ordinances up for vote on the agenda. At beginning of the City Council meeting, Mayor Tom Hoechst held a minute of silence for...

Apartment building under demolition

Elsewhere - Thu, 07/26/2012 - 09:33
ALTON — A derelict apartment building is coming down this week, with neighbors coming out the first day of demolition and watching the action from lawn chairs. “It’s a big deal here, especially if you’ve never seen anything like this...

PHOTO: High overhead

Elsewhere - Thu, 07/26/2012 - 08:27
Employees of Bade Roofing Company Inc. in St. Louis guide a bundle of supplies down onto the gymnasium roof at Lovejoy Elementary School on Tremont Street in Alton this week. Workers were removing the old roofing from the curved roof to make way for...

Apartment building under demolition

Elsewhere - Wed, 07/25/2012 - 20:32
ALTON — A derelict apartment building is coming down this week, with neighbors coming out the first day of demolition and watching the action from lawn chairs. “It’s a big deal here, especially if you’ve never seen anything like this...

Carrollton to fix hail-damaged roofs

Elsewhere - Wed, 07/25/2012 - 18:43
CARROLLTON - The Carrollton School Board voted to accept the bid from Meyer Roof Inc. of Springfield to replace hail-damaged roofs and complete other repairs at the high school and grade school. The School Board voted to accept the base bid of...

Man files suit over crash that caused coma

Elsewhere - Wed, 07/25/2012 - 18:20
EDWARDSVILLE - A former Alton man has filed suit in Madison County Circuit Court, claiming a traffic crash in another county put him in a coma for 16 days and could cost up to $500,000 in medical bills. "State Police did an accident reconstruction...

County may freeze penalties on botched tax sale

Elsewhere - Wed, 07/25/2012 - 17:29
EDWARDSVILLE - A solution to a delinquent tax sale oversight is in the works, but Madison County Board Chairman Alan Dunstan said he has decided the oversight will not cost the delinquent taxpayers anything. The chairman said one outcome of the...

Governor signs consumer protection laws

Elsewhere - Wed, 07/25/2012 - 15:56
CHICAGO - Gov. Pat Quinn signing two bills into law Wednesday to help Illinois residents avoid risky home loans and protect those who are in debt from being sent to jail unfairly. The new laws increase protections for families from high-risk home...

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

Elsewhere - Wed, 07/25/2012 - 12:00
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...

Tourism revenues reach new high in 2011

Elsewhere - Wed, 07/25/2012 - 12:00
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...
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