Pledging “integrity, transparency, and honesty,” Jamie Goodwin recently amped up her campaign as an independent candidate for East Alton mayor in a direct challenge to incumbent Joe Silkwood, sparing no time in comparing herself favorably.
Alleging erased electronic records, Madison County board chairman Kurt Prenzler recently asked Illinois State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons to investigate circumstances which he says comprise destruction of data originally stored in his office computers in Edwardsville.
Illinois lawmakers are using a seemingly surreptitious way to give themselves pay raises: creating new and useless committees for which they are automatically paid an extra $10,326 as chairmen, a Chicago-based think tank is arguing.
After multiple rounds of objections, Alton mayoral candidate Dan Rauschkolb won a victory late last week when a Madison County Circuit Court judge ruled in his favor, letting him appear on April’s ballot after all.
Alton appears to be creeping up the list of top campaign coffers. According to the Chicago-based Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, Alton mayoral campaign funds totaled $23,094.78 as of Feb. 20 -- and that's just for the current mayor, Brant Walker.
Armed with the advantage of many years of experience, retired township clerk and new independent leadership candidate Barbara Overton recently discussed her qualifications in her bid to become the next president of South Roxana Village.
Starting with a BBQ event yesterday and continuing through the end of the month, Maryville’s Parks & Rec committee is presenting a trio of events for all residents and visitors via the village’s 10th annual Maryville Discovery Sundays Series.
A boil order is now in effect for the Metro East’s Belleville, Swansea, Millstadt, Columbia, Waterloo and Shiloh after a 24-inch water main break caused school districts to close and hospitals to follow emergency procedures.
Acting as elves for shelves, over 200 Collinsville city employees recently participated in a drive for the benefit of the community by collecting and contributing food, non-perishables and toiletries to the Collinsville food pantry.
Bringing 26 years of experience from his previous position in Ohio, Kevin Edmond was recently named fire chief for the city of Collinsville after a thorough search by the Illinois Fire Chief’s Association.
Two Metro East Kmart stores are destined to shutter their doors following parent company Sears’ recent decision to close 108 Kmart venues and 42 Sears outlets nationwide by mid-spring, according to 'Business Insider.'
Renewing his commitment to keep an eye on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) recently accepted a six-year renewal of his post leading the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Environment Subcommittee.
Against a backdrop of restructuring, Macy’s has confirmed that its Alton Square branch is among several dozen slated to close in the near future, allowing the company to focus on those outlets generating higher revenue.
A sizable portion of Prairie State dwellers would rather pack their bags than continue to endure declining economic atmosphere and related tax burdens, according to industry observers, with over 37,000 residents exiting Illinois in 2015.
With full knowledge that it was proposing a plan that missed its mark, Chicago Public Schools recently approved a flawed budget based on optimism that the state would override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s CPS bailout veto, which it did not.
Former Alorton Mayor Jo Ann Reed, ousted from office over alleged malfeasance, was indicted this week, accused of buying votes and disregarding the election code — charged alongside a large group of officials and other local-level government staffers.