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1 hr ago | News Democrat

Alton woman charged with drug felon...

An Alton woman was charged Wednesday in Madison County Circuit Court with two felony charges of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance , according to a release from the Madison County Sheriff's Office.

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12 hrs ago | Belleville News Democrat

State bicyclists group honors Madison County trails

Madison County Transit received the League of Illinois Bicyclists' first-ever Innovation Award for the development and ongoing enhancement of the MCT Trails bikeway system.

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Related Topix: Illinois

16 hrs ago | RiverBender.com

Police Reports for Thursday

Checking local police reports provided this morning to Z-1570, East Alton Police were holding 34 year old Shaun Wellhausen of the 800 block of Cherry in East Alton, for drug equipment and resisting arrest.

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Related Topix: East Alton, IL, Alton, IL

Wed Apr 23, 2014

RiverBender.com

Fairgrounds Preps For AC Installation

The days of dealing with a non-air conditioned Expo Building at the Madison County Fair may soon be over.

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RiverBender.com

Police Reports for Wednesday

Checking local police reports provided this morning to Z-1570, Wood River Police were holding 26 year old Krisica Hancock of the 2500 block of Elizabeth in Alton for retail theft from Wal-Mart.

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Related Topix: Alton, IL, Godfrey, IL, Springfield, IL

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Police searching for suspect in Collinsville shooting

Collinsville Police found a man suffering from a gunshot wound in the 100 block of North Aurora.

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Related Topix: Collinsville, IL, North Aurora, IL

Belleville News Democrat

New party heads elected in Madison, St. Clair counties

New party heads have been elected in Madison and St. Clair counties, and the new chairman of the St. Clair County Republican Party says the party will be slating candidates in races in the November election.

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Related Topix: US News, Madison, IL, St Clair County, IL

Grayson News Gazette

Burned a nuisancea home ...

A "nuisance" house that burned last week in Alton was the subject of a request police had filed asking a court to determine probable cause for forfeiture of the property.

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Related Topix: Fire, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Grayson News Gazette

Three charged after false R...

Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons filed disorderly conduct charges Wednesday against three male juveniles in connection with a false report of shots fired at Roxana High School yesterday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Roxana, IL, Wood River, IL, South Roxana, IL, Bethalto, IL, Granite City, IL

Mon Apr 21, 2014

RiverBender.com

Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The Madison County State's Attorney is encouraging you to take part in the National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Will Madison County enterprise zone get extension?

Local officials want to extend tax benefits for the Gateway Commerce Center, citing more potential growth at the industrial park.

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Related Topix: Edwardsville, IL, Pontoon Beach, IL, Granite City, IL

RiverBender.com

New Party Chairman Elected

The Madison County Democratic Party has a new party chairman. Allan Napp, a lifetime resident of Godfrey, was introduced as the newly elected party chairman during the county convention last week.

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Related Topix: Godfrey, IL

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Are you among the metro-east drivers still using a cellphone while driving?

Three-and-a-half months after a state law banned talking or texting on cellphones while driving, fewer than 125 people have been ticketed for the offense in the metro-east.

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Related Topix: St Clair County, IL, O'Fallon, IL, Collinsville, IL

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Sedalia Democrat

Burned a nuisancea home ...

A "nuisance" house that burned last week in Alton was the subject of a request police had filed asking a court to determine probable cause for forfeiture of the property.

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Related Topix: Fire, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Grayson News Gazette

Three charged after false R...

Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons filed disorderly conduct charges Wednesday against three male juveniles in connection with a false report of shots fired at Roxana High School yesterday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Roxana, IL, Wood River, IL, South Roxana, IL, Bethalto, IL, Granite City, IL

KFVS12

Man accused in southwestern Ill. heroin death

Prosecutors in Madison County have charged 29-year-old John Lance of Granite City with drug-induced homicide and unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.

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Belleville News Democrat

Democrats spent big money leading up to primary election in March

The campaigns of some local candidates in St. Clair and Madison counties spent big money leading up to the primary election in March.

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Related Topix: US News, Glen Carbon, IL, St Clair County, IL

Wed Apr 16, 2014

RiverBender.com

Ribbon Cutting to Open Baseball Season

The new restroom-concession stand facility at the Glazebrook park ballpark in Godfrey will be open for the coming spring sports season, according to the Director of the Village's Park & Recreation Department.

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Related Topix: Godfrey, IL

Belleville News Democrat

Madison County approves land sale to Edwardsville for police, fire station

The Madison County Board voted to approve selling the old shelter care property on South Main Street to the city of Edwardsville for $750,000.

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Related Topix: Edwardsville, IL, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Pontoon Beach, IL

Belleville News Democrat

Granite City man faces homicide charges in heroin overdose

John P. Lance, 29, has been charged with multiple felonies in the death of Sara Brewer, 26, who overdosed in her Granite City home Jan. 2. A heroin task force was launched in Madison County after three people overdosed on heroin in one night, and several other heroin overdoses have taken place so far this year.

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Related Topix: Granite City, IL

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