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  1. Out of Ashes: Riverbend writer releases second book about his battle against addictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | RiverBender.com

    ALTON Author Ty Bechel has always loved to write, but the subject of his most recent book is recovering from something which threatened to take away everything he loved heroin. "Heroin Rising II: Out of Ashes" begins where the first book ended Bechel seeking treatment near Springfield, Illinois, for a heroin addiction.

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  2. Local entrepreneur Ron Tanner announces retirementRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 17 | RiverBender.com

    GODFREY Co-founder and Principal of Accelerated Marketing, Confluence Business Advisors, Confluence Media Network, and a champion for small business announces his retirement, effective August 31, 2018. Tanner is a passionate advocate for designing business strategies, as an adjunct instructor of entrepreneurship - small business planning and management at Lewis and Clark Community College.

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  3. From history to Hollywood: How the movie 'Lincoln' was madeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 14 | RiverBender.com

    See and hear how historians at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum assisted Hollywood in making the 2012 blockbuster film, Lincoln, on Thursday, September 20, at 7:30 pm, at Farley's Music Hall, Elsah, Illinois. Ian Patrick Hunt, Chief of Acquisitions, ALPLM, will present clips from the acclaimed movie together with explanations of how he and others at the Springfield Museum helped Academy Award winning actor, Daniel Day-Lewis, Pulitzer Prize author, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Lincoln producer of Kathleen Kennedy achieve historic accuracy and authenticity in the Steven Spielberg film about the 16th President of the United States.

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  4. Reverend James T. 'J.T.' KellyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 13 | RiverBender.com Obits

    Reverend James T. "J.T." Kelly, 74, of Kincaid, IL, passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 in Springfield, IL. J.T. was born on January 28, 1944, in Eldorado, IL, the son of Loyd and Effie Kelly.

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  5. Perez, Blade, Godar place in top three in Calhoun County Fair Talent eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 7 | RiverBender.com

    The 2018 edition of the Calhoun County Fair Talent Show was on target with previous years, Alex Foster, one of the judges, said. "The talent was outstanding," Foster said.

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  6. SIUE welcomes 3,634 new students for 2018 fall semesterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 4 | RiverBender.com

    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville welcomed 3,634 new students to campus for the fall 2018 semester including 1,706 new first-time, full-time freshmen, 1,240 new transfer students and 688 new graduate and professional students. Total overall enrollment of 13,281 trails last year by 515 students .

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  7. Secretary of State and State Archivist Jesse White announces '100...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 27 | RiverBender.com

    Secretary of State and State Archivist Jesse White is proud to announce the online exhibit "100 Most Valuable Documents," is now accessible on the Secretary of State's website, www.cyberdriveillinois.com . This exhibit is in recognition of state's bicentennial.

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  8. Illinois National Guard promotes top ChaplainRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 24 | RiverBender.com

    SPRINGFIELD Chaplain Steve Foster of Riverton, Illinois, was promoted to the rank of Colonel in a ceremony at Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois, on August 21. Foster serves as the Senior Army Chaplain for the Illinois National Guard at Camp Lincoln, a role he has held since Feb. Foster began his military service in 1989, enlisting in the United States Army with the chemical corps, and serving at Ft. Lewis, Washington; Camp Casey, Korea; and Fort Ord, California.

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  9. Jacksonville-born soldier retires after more than 33 years of serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 24 | RiverBender.com

    SPRINGFIELD After a 33-year military career spanning enlisted and officer service as well as both active duty Army and full-time National Guard service, Lt. Col. Charles 'Chuck' Kitson celebrated his retirement at the Illinois Military Academy on Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Ill.

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  10. Specialized team deploys to AfricaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 24 | RiverBender.com

    The 1965th Contingency Contracting Team held its deployment ceremony in the Illinois Military Academy Auditorium, Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois, Aug. 22. The five-Soldier team is based in Springfield, Illinois. Soldiers from the 1965th head to Fort Hood, Texas for pre deployment training before leaving for Camp Lemmonier, Dijbouti.

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  11. Bernadine V. KelseyRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 23 | RiverBender.com Obits

    Bernadine V. Kelsey, 90, died at 7:38 a.m. Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Rosewood Care Center in Alton. Born April 30, 1928 in Alton, she was the daughter of Albert and Viola Bachman.

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  12. Alton political consultant: Springfield ordeal 'worst escalation he has seen in 20 years'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | RiverBender.com

    Alton political consultant and former Alton Mayor Brant Walker's chief of staff Dan Herkert had a front row seat for the ruckus created by Rep. Rodney Davis' campaign field manager Levi Lovell on Wednesday night in Springfield. Herkert was attending the Betsy Dirksen Londigran campaign event and sitting in the front of JP Kelly's Bar, 300 E. Adams St. in Springfield when the Lovell altercation occurred.

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  13. Rep. Davis field campaign director Lovell dismissed after Springfield bar incident, he faces chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | RiverBender.com

    Illinois U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis has dismissed his field campaign director Levi Lovell after an incident that has gone viral by video from JP Kelly's Bar, 300 E. Adams St. in Springfield on Wednesday night. Springfield Police said they believe the man - Lovell - was taking video and trying to get members of the Betsy Dirksen Londrigan campaign to make an inappropriate statement on camera.

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  14. Treasurer Frerichs condemns Governor Rauner for playing politics with ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2018 | RiverBender.com

    SPRINGFIELD Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs today condemned Governor Bruce Rauner for playing political games with a new program that will provide 1.2 million private-sector workers with access to a retirement savings option at work. Governor Rauner issued an amendatory veto of House Bill 4923 on Tuesday to make it optional for employers to participate in the Illinois Secure Choice Program, regardless of whether their employees want to participate.

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  15. Wilma J. ScheibeRead the original story

    Aug 14, 2018 | RiverBender.com Obits

    Wilma J. Scheibe, 87, died at 9:05 a.m. Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Brookdale Atrium in Jacksonville, FL. Born January 2, 1931 in Madison, IL, she was the daughter of Clarence A. Stephens and Della Ruth Stephens Volkel.

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  16. Stuart commits to protecting women's rightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2018 | RiverBender.com

    COLLINSVILLE In response to recent threats to women's health care on the federal level, Katie Stuart, D-Collinsville, commits to fighting for a woman's right to choose here in Illinois and criticized her opponent, Dwight Kay, for his extreme views against women. "In light of a recent Supreme Court decision that will restrict women's access to reproductive health care, it's more important now than ever that we continue to fight back against these extreme policies on the state level," Stuart said.

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  17. Illinois State Fair to honor bicentennial farm family as Twilight Parade Grand MarshalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2018 | RiverBender.com

    SPRINGFIELD The Illinois Department of Agriculture is proud to announce that the Wiseman Family, which owns the Wiseman Farm in Wabash County, will be the Grand Marshals for the 2018 Illinois State Fair Twilight Parade on Thursday, August 9th. The Wisemans have been recognized as one of only two Bicentennial Farm families in Illinois.

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  18. Illinois' Department of Veterans' Affairs hosts Purple Heart Day ceremonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2018 | RiverBender.com

    The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs honored approximately 5,000 Illinois heroes who've received a Purple Heart for their service to the country. "Our Purple Heart recipients are true heroes whose courage cannot be matched," said Governor Bruce Rauner.

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  19. Seven-year-old child is found unresponsive, later dies at St. John's Hospital in SpringfieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2018 | RiverBender.com

    A 7-year-old child was found unresponsive at Lake Catatoga in Plainview at 7:31 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, and was immediately transported by emergency personnel to Carlinville Hospital. He was airlifted to St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Ill., but died at 5:15 p.m. Friday.

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  20. Ruth L LucasRead the original story

    Aug 3, 2018 | RiverBender.com Obits

    Ruth L Lucas, 85, of Kane passed away at 1:08 pm on Thurs Aug 2, 2018 at Jerseyville Manor NH. She was born on Oct 20, 1932 in Springfield, IL to Herman & Esther Eschenfeldt.She married Mike Lucas of Springfield on April 20, 1968 in Springfield, IL.

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