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Illinois’ roads are hot, increasing the chance of a phenomenon called a “blowout” that could result in blown tires, busted oil pans and worse.  This week’s heat, coupled
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The decision to wear a mask or face-covering in public is becoming a divisive and sometimes political statement in a brewing culture war over containing COVID-19 and some have likened it to the early
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You might have heard of Cannes, Sundance, or Tribeca film festivals. Well, there is also a film festival right here in the St. Louis area with a focus on local films. Some of those filmmakers come fr
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Alton Main Street has announced the kick off of the 5th season of the Night Market on Broadway to be held every Thursday night from July 16th through September 3rd. To allow for more social distancin
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Gov. J.B. Pritzker criticized the Trump administration’s handling of COVID-19 Wednesday and said it can do better moving forward, including passing a measure to provide billions of dollars to co
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Illinois Medicaid recipients are now eligible to participate in clinical trials for the treatment of cancer and other serious diseases. The new legislation required the state’s Medicaid program
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The Madison County Health Department reported 28 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the highest one-day total since April 21 when there were 28 new cases.  There were no new deaths reported, but
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The global pandemic has claimed another local event.  The Village of East Alton has cancelled the annual Soapbox Derby Festival due to COVID-19 health concerns.  The outdoor event was schedu
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The Great Rivers and Routes Tourism Bureau is looking for a new president and CEO. Brett Stawar announced he would be leaving the organization for a job in Texas next month.  Stawar has been with
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Bruno the bear – who picked up 150,000 Facebook followers during a 400-mile trek through Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Missouri – will be relocated after getting trapped and tranquili
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