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  1. Police Reports for SaturdayRead the original story

    22 hrs ago | RiverBender.com

    Checking local police reports, the Alton Police Department is currently holding Chad Alan Arview of Fern Ln. in East Alton for the alleged Theft of a Labor or Service. His Bail is set for $1500.

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  2. Madison County Transit Phase 2Read the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | RiverBender.com

    ... mobility. Phase 1 was implemented back in January. The new phase is going to allow for later weekday service in Alton, new Saturday service in Bethalto, new Sunday service in Granite City, as well as fixed and expanded routes. Director of Marketing ...

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  3. Urban Farm Tour Next WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | RiverBender.com

    Next weekend will be the fourth annual Urban Farm and Backyard Garden Tour in Alton and Godfrey. The Sierra Club is planning the event for Saturday, May 9th from 10am-4pm, and registration is due by Friday, May 8th.

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  4. Tattoo Parlor Debate Inspires ForumRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | RiverBender.com

    If you have an opinion on "What is Art?" you are invited to a forum of the same name in Alton Wednesday night. Hosted by Jacoby Art Center at 627 E. Broadway, the forum is being held to engage the public in a discussion of what has become a controversial topic over the past week.

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  5. Bailey To Be Honored TodayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | RiverBender.com

    A man who broke many color barriers in Alton will have a portion of a street named after him. James Bailey Sr. was the first black administrative assistant to the superintendent in the Alton School District, the first black citizen elected to the Alton City Council and the first to be named comptroller for the city.

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  6. Friday Morning PollRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | RiverBender.com

    There's another amnesty day in Alton tomorrow for minor offenses. If you live in Alton, do you support this? If not in Alton, would you like to see one in your home town?

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  7. Wanda M SyddallRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | RiverBender.com Obits

    ... Legion of Mary. She loved to bake, sew, and make home-made candies. She is survived by a daughter, Gayle Syddall of Alton; six siblings, Harold Smith, Irwin Smith, Helen Siewers, Ruth Miller, Gerald Smith, and Ralph Smith, all of the Gillespie area; ...

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  8. YWCA Honors Women of DistinctionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | RiverBender.com

    The YWCA of Alton held its 25th annual Women of Distinction event last night, this time with a silver anniversary dinner at Lewis and Clark Community College. The celebration honored ten local women who have made significant contributions to the community.

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  9. Girls Day Out at OSF St AnthonysRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | RiverBender.com

    It's Breast Cancer Awareness month and doctors are urging Illinoisans to get regular check-ups. Experts say early detection is one of the keys to beating the disease, so OSF St. Anthony's Hospital is offering mammograms and learn more about breast health issues at tomorrow's "Girls' Day Out" at the hospital in Alton.

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  10. Senior Independence Day Is SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | RiverBender.com

    Senior Services Plus in Alton and its Meals on Wheels program will benefit from your kindness this Saturday - Senior Independence Day. SSP volunteers will be on street corners at Brown & Main Streets and Alby & Elm in Alton, and Alby & Humbert in Godfrey from 9am-3pm collecting money for that program and many of the others it provides to older adults in the area.

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  11. Harold Tom DunphyRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 30 | RiverBender.com Obits

    He was born in Alton, Illinois on May 14, 1930, the son of the late John and Ruth Dunphy. Tom served his country in the U.S. Air Force.

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  12. Driver Death Ruled AccidentalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | RiverBender.com

    An Alton man's death after an Amtrak train hit his truck has been ruled accidental. The Madison County Coroner says 80-year-old Henry Bloodworth was killed after his truck crossed the tracks at the Humbert Road-Washington Avenue crossing at the same time the train was approaching.

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  13. Rally to Save Services on MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | RiverBender.com

    State Senator Bill Haine and State Representative Dan Beiser are among the scheduled speakers at a rally planned for Monday morning at Senior Services Plus in Alton. The reason is the proposed cuts in Governor Bruce Rauner's budget, and in particular the Community Care Program.

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  14. Josephine RagsdaleRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 29 | RiverBender.com Obits

    Josephine Ragsdale, 78, passed away 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at OSF St. Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Born on September 15, 1936 in Russellville, KY, she was the daughter of William Irven and Rev.

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  15. Joe B McLemoreRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 29 | RiverBender.com Obits

    ... vene Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Harrison Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Upper Alton Cemetery. Services entrusted to Harrison Funeral Chapel and Cremation Center of Alton.

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  16. Helen L MueggenburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | RiverBender.com Obits

    ... and Ida (Tucker) Bridges; one of their seven children. Helen married Walter C. J. Mueggenburg on March 9, 1946 in Alton, IL, he preceded her in death on December 29, 1989. She was a loving mother, grandmother & great grandmother. Helen's hands were ...

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  17. Plan Commission Opposes Tattoo ParlorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | RiverBender.com

    The Alton Plan Commission has voted against recommending a zoning change for a new tattoo parlor business along East Broadway near Henry Street. The commission yesterday voted 4 in favor and 6 against making a positive recommendation to the Alton City Council, which will take up the issue on May 13. The business in question is Grand Piasa Body Art, owned by Chris Hinkle of East Alton.

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  18. Worries Ease Over Red Cross ChangesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | RiverBender.com

    Last fall the American Red Cross decided to pull the plug on the Alton office as part of a large-scale restructuring. One of the services the agency is best known for is connecting displaced families with the services they need after a fire.

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  19. Tailgate Sale This SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | RiverBender.com

    If you are looking for a way to get rid of your stuff, you are invited to come to the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater this Saturday for an event organizers hope will be the start of something big. The City of Alton is planning a Tailgate Sale at the Amphitheater where you can bring your unwanted goods and see if they will sell.

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  20. Charles Edward BurgessRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | RiverBender.com Obits

    Charles Edward Burgess, 82, formerly of Bethalto, passed away at 10:37 am Monday, April 27, 2015 at St. Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He was born on June 23, 1932 in Flint, Michigan, the son of James Oliver and Laura Leslie Burgess.

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