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Madison County Community Development handed out fourteen Community Service Block Grant Scholarships last week, totaling more than $10K. Each student awarded this year will receive $750 for their fall
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The big day is almost here - the first total solar eclipse to be seen in the St. Louis area since 1442 is tomorrow. There will be viewing parties all along the path of the solar phenomena. There will
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The coming eclipse means many things to many people. For members of the local ham radio club, it's an opportunity to experiment. John Nell says they have never had a chance to see what their equipment
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Poverty might be more commonly associated with inner cities, but data shows poverty in rural Illinois is increasing at a faster rate than in urban areas.   While poverty levels are still higher
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Illinois is bucking a national trend by logging an increase in traffic fatalities. According to the National Safety Council, preliminary estimates show road deaths in the state are up 4 percent in th
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If you have minor criminal infractions in your past, the Madison County State's Attorney and a local law firm are teaming up to give you a chance to avoid jail time. Just come to the Venice Recreation
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The per-pupil cost of administering Illinois’ school districts is already second highest in the nation. At least one GOP lawmaker worries the Democrats' school funding reform bill makes that eve
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State lawmakers want to pull Cook County's sweetened beverage tax off the books and make sure no other county in the state gets any similar ideas.  Chicagoans have been subject to two weeks of a
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The 9th annual Market Street Community Block Party is back for another year on Saturday. The free, family friendly event is part health fair, part community picnic, and part kids day. It runs tomorrow
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A fire engine from the Cottage Hills Fire Protection District was involved in a traffic accident while responding to a house fire in Bethalto Tuesday. No firefighters were injured, but the driver of t
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