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Edwardsville Public Library readies for longer hours, no-late-fee program

EDWARDSVILLE — The Edwardsville Public Library (EPL) looks to extend their summer hours and launch a pilot program this year in response to opinions voiced by the residents the organization looks to serve.


Edwardsville's pitching staff shuts down Francis Howell

EDWARDSVILLE • Edwardsville's abundance of pitching was on full display Friday. Coming off back-to-back shutout victories on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Tigers' hurlers were lights out once again.


City of Edwardsville Plan Commission met April 15

City of Edwardsville Plan Commission met April 15. Engineer: Crawford, Murphy & Tilly Inc. A. 2019-09 - A proposed rezoning of three parcels from R-1 Single Family Residence District to B-1 Central Business District. The three subject parcels are identified as:


Madison County population down in latest U.S. Census

EDWARDSVILLE — New United States Census Bureau estimates released Thursday show population in Madison County has declined in the past year in line with a statewide trend. The 2018 estimate, 264,461, is also 1,010 fewer, or -0.38 percent, than the 2017 census estimate. The county lost 4,821 residents


Illinois residents feeling the pinch on property tax bills

For the first time, every metropolitan area in the state of Illinois is reporting a loss in population. Although it may be too soon to tell, with the 2020 census right around the corner, officials estimate Adams County could see a loss of almost 400 people.


St. Louis radio personality facing child porn charges

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A longtime radio personality in St. Louis is facing child porn charges. An arrest warrant was issued for Harry Hamm on charges of second-degree statutory sodomy, incest and possession of child pornography. His bond was set at $250,000 cash only with the following condit


Illinois Church Wants to ‘Share the Hope of Jesus’ With Its Community by Hosting Second Annual Easter Egg Drop

A large Illinois church will host an Easter weekend event on its property that will feature a helicopter dropping 30,000 Easter eggs. Metro Community Church, a congregation with campuses in Edwardsville and Vandalia with an average worship attendance of around 1,600, will host its second annual East


Grand Jury Indicts Illinois Man in Theft of Over 130 Weapons

A Madison County man has been charged with stealing 135 firearms from a sporting goods store in southwestern Illinois. Federal prosecutors said Bradley Boswell of Wood River was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday. Boswell, 30, is accused of stealing shotguns, a grenade launcher and more in Februar


Gorman resigns from County Board

Gorman — EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Board Member Ann Gorman, D-Edwardsville, announced her resignation from the board at Wednesday’s meeting. Gorman, who has represented the 17th District, said she has sold her home and would be moving to another part of Edwardsville. Her resignation is effective


Boston cannabis company buys local dispensaries

Amid Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s push to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Illinois, one of Springfield’s two medical cannabis dispensaries has been purchased by a Boston-based cannabis company.


SIUE Engineering’s human powered vehicle finishes among top in nation

EDWARDSVILLE — An interdisciplinary effort, spearheaded by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students, and supported by the School of Engineering and numerous community donors, proved successful on a Michigan racetrack April 5-7. The SIUE School of Engineering student chapter of the American


One dead after accident in Illinois

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ill. (WTHI) - One person is dead in Lawrence County, Illinois after an accident. Illinois State Police say it happened near the intersection of Billet Lane and 700 North in Lawrenceville Friday night.


'Something came upon me;' officer pulls over teen but instead of writing ticket, helps him get to job interview

CAHOKIA, Ill. (KMOV.com) - Instead of writing a teen a ticket, a Cahokia police officer helped him in his effort to land a job. Officer Roger Gemoules became a police officer to help people. He said his shift on Wednesday started off like any other day.


Neighbors come together for the second Community Day of Service

EDWARDSVILLE — Last spring about 80 community members, representing nine different local churches, volunteered on a Saturday to paint, rake leaves, move boxes and other “honey-do” home repair projects for some seniors and neighbors who needed help.


Top 10 schedule, results

1. Edwardsville (11-2) was idle. 2. O'Fallon (13-3) was idle. 3. Triad (10-5) was idle. 4. Alton (11-6) at Centralia, Illinois (5-1) , 11:30 a.m Saturday. 5. Belleville West (8-4) was idle.


Alton teen behind bars for shooting rifle into air

ALTON, Il. (KMOV.com) -- A 14-year-old boy is behind bars in the Metro East for firing a rifle into the air. Police in Alton were contacted early this morning after residents on Riley Avenue heard gunfire.


Suspect sought after armed robbery at Granite City Family Dollar

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOV.com) - Police are searching for the suspect who robbed a Family Dollar in Granite City Thursday afternoon. Authorities said the man entered the Family Dollar in the 3800 block of Nameoki Rd shortly after 2 p.m. with a gun and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect then t


Drivers prepare for road work across Central Illinois

It’s the season of pesky pot holes and lots of construction. Those across Central Illinois will see a lot of orange cones as road crews get to work after a tough winter on the roads.


Metro East man stole more than 100 guns, prosecutors allege

WOOD RIVER, Ill. (KMOV.com) – A Wood River man is facing charges for allegedly stealing more than 100 guns from a federal licensed firearms dealer. Bradley Boswell, 30, is charged with stealing firearms from a federal firearms licensee.


Woman says DoorDash delivery driver threatened her

ST. LOUIS — Many people use popular food delivery services like UberEats, GrubHub or DoorDash. Food delivery apps have become a way of life. They're convenient and simple. But just how safe are they? One St. Louis woman who wants you to think twice the next time you use any of those apps.