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  1. Maxie Geneva JohnsonRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | RiverBender.com Obits

    ... ting at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at Valley View Cemetery in Edwardsville. Cathy M. Williams & Sons Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements.

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  2. Alton man pleads guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine and crack cocaineRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | RiverBender.com

    Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that Eric J. Hightower, 36, of Alton, pleaded guilty on August 15, 2017, to a two-count indictment charging possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine in count one and possession with intent to distribute cocaine in count two. On count one, Hightower faces up to 40 years of imprisonment and/or fine up to $5,000,000, four years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

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  3. 14 College scholarships awarded to local students by CSBG Advisory CouncilRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | RiverBender.com

    County Recorder Amy Meyer and County Board members Clint Jones of Maryville and Bruce Malone of Alton presented the Community Service Block Grant scholarships. Five of the 14 students attended an award ceremony Each student will receive $1,500 scholarships - $750 for their first semester and $750 the second.

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  4. Simmons Hanly Conroy attorneys listed in Best Lawyers 2018 EditionRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | RiverBender.com

    ALTON Simmons Hanly Conroy , one of the nation's largest law firms focused on consumer protection and mass tort actions, is pleased to announce that The Best Lawyers in America has ranked 11 of the firm's attorneys in its 2018 edition. Best Lawyers is one of the most highly regarded attorney referral publications.

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  5. Shirley E. HaarRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | RiverBender.com Obits

    Shirley E. Haar, 91, of Jerseyville, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017,6:20 pm at Willow Rose Rehab and Health Care Center in Jerseyville.She was born January 20, 1926 and graduated St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing in 1947 and worked 30 years as a nurse at the former St. Joseph Hospital in Alton.She married Herbert Haar in 1947 at St. George Catholic Church in New Baden and has been a longtime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton.Survivors include a daughters: Phyllis Meredith and Mary Jo SackmanSons: Kenneth Haar and Paul Haar and longtime friend Mary Beth and her son John Tony.9 grandchildren: Philip, Theresa, Marie, Michelle, Kari, Katie, Keith, Brian, and Chris 17 great-grandchildren: Zachary, Samantha, Audrey, Claire, Hope, Jack, Hanna, Beau,Cole, Jace, Cody, Kyle, Kelsie, Ashton, Lorali, Cullen, and Lucy.2 great-great grandchildren Harlee and Zaden.In addition to ... (more)

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  6. Several departments respond to early morning Bethalto fire; vehicle accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | RiverBender.com

    ... fire engine, which was struck, but the motorist was ejected from the vehicle. That motorist was then transported to Alton Memorial Hospital by Lifestar ambulance. That person was both conscious and alert during transfer, the release said, and his ...

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  7. 11th Annual Art in the ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | RiverBender.com

    ... by Bob Smith. This year the art contest for the school children is sponsored by Diane Burton of Burton Art Services in Alton. Art in the Park brings people to Grafton as it promotes and showcases local artist. It is an event that people look forward ...

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  8. Beiser urges governor to sign legislation to make state finances more transparentRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | RiverBender.com

    ALTON State Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, is calling on Gov. Bruce Rauner to sign legislation to increase the transparency of the state's finances by requiring state agencies to report unpaid bills not yet sent to the comptroller. "A few weeks ago, the backlog of unpaid bills jumped from $14 billion to $15 billion overnight after agencies sent vouchers to the comptroller," Beiser said.

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  9. Helen Ruth (Pickerel) StampsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | RiverBender.com Obits

    Helen Ruth Stamps, 93, passed away at 1:55 a.m. Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Eunice Smith Home in Alton surrounded by her nieces, nephews and a very dear friend Donna Heil. Born September 4, 1923 in Jerseyville, she was the only daughter of George Wesley and Mary Ethel Pickerel.

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  10. Gerald BeersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | RiverBender.com Obits

    Gerald Beers, 84, peacefully left us to meet his Lord in the early morning hours of Wednesday August 16, 2017 at his home in Rosewood Heights.Born on July 31, 1933 in Alton, he was the fifth and last son of Wintha and Leona Beers. Jerry went to Rufus Easton Elementary School in Alton and graduated from East Alton-Wood River High School in 1952 when his family moved to Hartford.Jerry worked at Colonial Dairy while he was in high school making ice cream, butter and cottage cheese.

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  11. Carl F. HartmannRead the original story

    Wednesday | RiverBender.com Obits

    ... give our sponsors some exposure by disabling your ad blocking service for Riverbender.com. Carl F. Hartmann age 72 of Alton , passed away on TuesdayAugust 16, 2017, 3:11 pm at Elmwood Nursing and Rehab Centerin Maryville,IL.Survivors include ...

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  12. Rock the Hops coming to Downtown Alton this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | RiverBender.com

    Downtown Alton will be full of beers, bands, artists and merry-makers Saturday with Rock the Hops in full swing. The event will take place from 2-8 p.m. Saturday Aug. 19, at a variety of places in Downtown Alton.

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  13. Alton Jazz and Wine Festival at the Alton AmphitheaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | RiverBender.com

    Some of the hottest names in jazz, both regionally and nationally, will wail at the first-ever Alton Jazz and Wine Festival at Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater Saturday, Sept. 9 beginning at 4 p.m. Enjoy the captivating jazz sounds of Keyon Harrold's trumpet, New Orleans traditional jazz from the Funky Butt Brass Band, the jazz piano of the Ptah Williams Quartet and the swinging blues of the Dawn Weber Group while sipping wine along the banks of the Mississippi River.

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  14. East Alton Police looking for a man charged with five counts of child pornographyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | RiverBender.com

    The East Alton Police Department is searching for a man currently living out-of-state regarding five Class X child pornography charges. Thomas Sweeney, 28, formerly of East Alton and Roxana, was charged with five counts of child pornography possession and distribution, all Class X felonies due to the apparent age of the victims in the documents, Major Christian Cranmer of the East Alton Police Department said.

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  15. Salvation Army Alton corps receives new officersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | RiverBender.com

    Advisory Council President, Kevin Botterbush, is pleased to announce the arrival of Lts. Stephen and Lilyanna Reinier as new Alton Corps Officers.

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  16. Senator Haine announces he will not seek another term in Illinois SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | RiverBender.com

    ALTON On Wednesday, Illinois State Sen. William Haine, D-Alton, announced he will not seek another term in the Illinois Senate and his elected office career will come to an end. "It has been my honor to represent the people of the Metro East region," Haine said.

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  17. Barbara FiggeRead the original story

    Wednesday | RiverBender.com Obits

    Barbara Figge, 77, of Medora passed away at St Anthony's Hospital in Alton at 1:30 pm on Aug 15, 2017. She was born Feb 15, 1940 in Alton, IL to Lester & Edna Allen.

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  18. Margie Ann ErzenRead the original story

    Wednesday | RiverBender.com Obits

    Margie Ann Erzen died at 6:25 a.m. Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Rosewood Care Center in Alton after an extended illness. Born November 22, 1934 in Chicago, IL, she was the daughter of Victor and Margaret Erzen.

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  19. Override or underpaid: Local school districts optimistic regarding future of SB1Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | RiverBender.com

    ... is not upheld or overridden, that date may be fruitless as well for local districts. Without those payments, both the Alton and Bethalto school districts may not be able to keep their doors open throughout this school year. Alton School District ...

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  20. Margaret Elizabeth (nee, Spann) PlankRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 15 | RiverBender.com Obits

    ... Thomas E. Plank, Sr. on August 4, 1945, resided in Wanda, Arkansas, Missouri and then settled back to Illinois, in Alton before his death. Surviving are six children, Dennis (Terri) Plank of Arizona, Karen Sue Perez of Alton, Sandy (Rick) Vail of ...

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