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'I feel very blessed': TorHoerman firm donates 500 turkeys in Alton

Volunteers line up holding frozen Honeysuckle turkeys to give to hundreds of grateful people behind the Alton Salvation Army on Thursday. John Badman | The Telegraph Hundreds of people stand in line, some since about 6 a.m., Thursday for the fourth annual frozen turkey giveaway at the Alton Salvat

TELEGRAPH - 2017-11-17 01:24:34

East Alton man charged for allegedly selling crack cocaine near church

EAST ALTON - An East Alton man has been charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a church for allegedly selling crack cocaine to an informant within 1,000 feet of First Assembly of God Church, 325 W. Main St. Sherman M. Wade, 33, of the 400 block of Brown Street,

TELEGRAPH - 2017-11-16 23:31:30

23rd Annual Tree Lighting ceremony to be Friday in Downtown Alton

ALTON - Alton Main Street is inviting the community to help kick off the holiday season on Friday at the 23rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Lincoln-Douglas Square, Downtown. The 23rd annual community event will begin at 6 p.m. with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus on the trolley. The free fes

TELEGRAPH - 2017-11-15 20:05:49

New Nativity scene highlights Christmas Wonderland's return

ALTON - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Alton's Rock Spring Park as the annual Christmas Wonderland light display prepares to open for the season on Friday, Nov. 24. Once again, the Grandpa Gang, a group of retired volunteers, has been busy hanging lights and counting down to the open

TELEGRAPH - 2017-11-17 17:02:38

US Veterans Foundation hosting 'Hearts and Hands Holiday Dinner'

ALTON - US Veterans Foundation and members of the Alton community will be hosting the "Hearts and Hands Holiday Dinner" next month to provide a hot holiday meal to the less fortunate in the Alton and surrounding communities. The event will be open to the general public and food will be served until

TELEGRAPH - 2017-11-17 00:10:29

Wood River FD collecting donations for children after devastating fire

WOOD RIVER - Wood River Fire Department is asking for help in perhaps making a few kids' Christmas wishes come true. The department is one of the many entities across the region rallying behind a cause to collect donations for St. Louis' Shriners Hospitals for Children, following the devastation of

TELEGRAPH - 2017-11-17 18:39:11

Deputies search for missing Bethalto woman last seen Sunday

Deputies are searching for a 52-year-old woman who went missing from her Bethalto home since Sunday. Deborah "Deb" Edminster moved to the area from Washington last year and rarely leaves her home on Maple Drive due to medical conditions, Madison County Sheriff's Office Capt. T. Mike Dixon wrote in a

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2017-11-17 21:15:00

Sheriff's Office looking for missing 52-year-old Bethalto woman

BETHALTO - The Madison County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help locating a missing Bethalto woman. On Sunday, Nov. 12 at approximate 9:41 p.m., the Madison County Sheriff's Office received a report that Deborah "Deb" L. Edminster, 52, of the 200 block of Maple Drive, Bethalto, was mis

TELEGRAPH - 2017-11-17 18:53:09

Local student to preform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

One local high school student is preparing for a big week ahead. She's packing her bags and musical instrument and heading to New York City to preform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Megan Nordstrom is a Senior at Galva High School and is the only student from the inner and outer Quad City ar

WQAD - 2017-11-17 13:58:12

Season's first accumulating snow possible this weekend

Get ready for Winter! While it won't be a high-impact event, it's looking more likely that we will see our first minor accumulating snow this weekend. An area of low pressure will move from Southwestern Iowa into lower Michigan through the course of the next 24 hours. As it does so, it will strength

WQAD - 2017-11-17 11:58:58

Senator Grassley reacts to tax reform bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senators are looking over their version and the U.S. House's version of the tax reform bill. The considerations come afterU.S. House of Representative passed a sweeping tax bill cutting taxes for corporations and many people on Thursday, Nov. 16. Iowa U.S. Senator chuck Grass

WQAD - 2017-11-17 16:34:15

Workers finally figure out what's causing bad smell at Des Moines County Courthouse

BURLINGTON, Iowa -- The mystery of a bad smell coming from inside the Des Moines County Courthouse has finally been solved - a bad pipe. Maintenance workers had been searching for the source of the stench for weeks, and finally were able to narrow it down to the attic. They said a small crack in a r

WQAD - 2017-11-17 14:48:34

Rock Island considers increasing some taxes and fees in 2018

Money ROCK ISLAND, Illinois - In the 2018 budget, city staff has come up with ways to make up for less revenue and more expenses; possibilities in the budget proposal are to continue functioning without fully-staffed departments and to increase some taxes and fees. The $117.1 million budget that wil

WQAD - 2017-11-17 17:05:51

Moline Police look to ID gas station thief

MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) - Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities is asking for help to identify a man wanted for stealing from a woman who is disabled. The theft happened on Friday, November 10 at the Preet Mini Mart, 1901 16th Street, Moline. Officials say a man posing as an employee offered to pump the wo

KWQC - 2017-11-17 17:00:00

Moline organization ends caregiver support program

MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) - Sarah Campos has been married to her husband Rupert for more than 60 years. But the past few have been tough ones. "He had a stroke in 2015 and then he had another one in 2016," the Moline woman said. Since then, Campos's husband has faced seizers and been diagnosed with dem

KWQC - 2017-11-17 06:53:00

It's the most wonderful time of year for Moline Santa

MOLINE -- If Don Fey wasn't exactly born to play Santa Claus, he's aged into the part perfectly. The friendly 73-year-old Milwaukee native with a long white beard is the spitting image of Kris Kringle - whom he plays in the current production of "Miracle on 34th Street" at Playcrafters Barn Theatre,

QUAD CITIES ONLINES - 2017-11-16 23:00:00

Downtown Long Beach Christmas Tree To Light Up Tuesday

Mayor Robert Garcia is kicking off the holiday season with a tree-lighting event from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd. The free and family-friendly event will feature Santa Claus, photo booths, train rides, music and food trucks. Parking will b

GAZETTE NEWSPAPERS - 2017-11-17 17:00:00

Long Beach Business Owners Host Conscious Pop-Up For Christmas

Long Beachers are encouraging their peers to make conscious purchases this holiday season. That means making an effort to buy items - in this case, Christmas gifts - that are produced and packaged with ethics in mind. "If everyone bought one do-good or one ethically sourced gift, that could be a hug

GAZETTE NEWSPAPERS - 2017-11-17 14:00:00

Long Beach Heights Apartments Trades Hands

The 74-unit Heights Apartments sold recently to a private investor, commercial real estate investment services firm Marcus & Millichap announced. The east side apartments at 500 Ximeno Ave. were part of a 1031 exchange. About half of the units have upgrades, including new kitchens, floors, baths an

GAZETTE NEWSPAPERS - 2017-11-17 14:00:00

35th Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade Around Corner

In just more than two weeks, the 35th annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade will take over Second Street. The parade, sponsored and organized by the Belmont Shore Business Association, is traditionally on the first Saturday in December. That makes it early this year, on Dec. 2. "Applications are com

GAZETTE NEWSPAPERS - 2017-11-17 14:15:00