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State agencies are saving millions of dollars through an energy efficiency program. Several agencies are taking advantage of the "free lights" program, installing more efficient bulbs and lighting upg
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Graffiti spotted recently at the Alton Multimodal Transportation Center is one of the few instances in which Alton Police have had to deal with vandals at the site. The last time was for some minor da
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Alton's Gordon Moore Park is nearly complete. The majority of poles are in the ground, and in a few days much of the tedious work of putting up the "different contraptions" will be finished as well, a
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The Grafton City Council is continuing to address issues left over from the previous administration. The council approved the first new zoning map since 2005. Mayor Rick Eberlin tells The Big Z the pr
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A Wood River man that home a gold medal from the recently completed Senior Olympics in Birmingham, Alabama. 55-year old Mike Young won a gold medal running in the 4x100 relay, an event in which he and
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The numbers for summer jobs for teens are easier to find than the answer as to why so many young people don't work.  The Illinois Department of Employment Security's data, from last summer, put
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A severance package handed out to the exiting president of Northern Illinois University is drawing attention from state lawmakers. Doug Baker announced his resignation last week at an NIU Board of Tr
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Fire claimed the life of a 75-year-old Alton woman this (Thursday) morning. The blaze broke out at a home in the 3,200 block of Duco Street in the Milton area just after 5:30am. The woman's identity h
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Illinois' unemployment rate is dropping to levels unseen in 10 years but it's not because most everyone has a job. News that Illinois' unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent, a level not seen since
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Federal authorities have charged an Edwardsville man with threatening the President of the United States. Joseph Lynn Pickett is accused of making those threats on his Facebook page earlier this mon
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