Madison County Has 339 Positive COVID-19 Cases, St. Clair County Rises to 492 Cases

EDWARDSVILLE - Madison County COVID-19 positive cases were at 339 and 22 lives lost as of…

Retired Alton Firefighter, Now Registered Nurse Robert Whitener Is Helping In COVID-19 Response In Yonkers, N.Y.

ALTON - During the current COVID-19 pandemic that has swept across the country and around the…

Horseshoe Lake Park in Granite City Added to Governor’s List of Parks to Reopen

WOOD RIVER – A nod to the recreational space and activities offered to Metro East residents,…

Roxana Church of the Nazarene Plans Drive-In Worship Service After Governor’s Order Change

ROXANA – Roxana Church of the Nazarene made an immediate decision to move to a drive-in…

IDPH Announces 3,137 New Cases of COVID in State, 105 Deaths, One Death in Madison County

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 3,137 new cases of coronavirus…

Wood River Will Flush Hydrants the Week of May 4 Through May 8

WOOD RIVER - The City of Wood River will be flushing and testing fire hydrants during…

Wood River Police Department Mourns the Loss of Retired K9 Ordi

WOOD RIVER - The Wood River Police Department along with handler, Alfaro, today mourn the death…

Groups of 10 Now Allowed: Governor Pritzker Amends Religious Gathering Portion of Executive Order

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has amended the recent executive order until May 30 to…

SIUE Ranked Among Nation’s Top 10 Safest Campuses

EDWARDSVILLE - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is ranked 9th nationally among YourLocalSecurity’s 2020 Safest College Campuses…

OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety from the Leapfrog Group

APRIL – New Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades have been announced by The Leapfrog Group, a national…

SIHF Healthcare Adds COVID-19 Test Collection in Wood River

WOOD RIVER – In cooperation with the State of Illinois, state and local elected officials, and…

Questions About Deceased Coronavirus Patients and Funeral Preparation are Answered

ALTON - Word has circulated around social media that coronavirus patients who die must be cremated,…

Crowe, Bristow Recommending Residents with COVID-19 Symptoms to Call SIHF Healthcare

WOOD RIVER – Furthering its efforts to expand testing services to Metro East residents, SIHF Healthcare…

CyberUp Strives to Create Pandemic Resilient Workforce

St. Louis, MO – April 30, 2020. CyberUp joined forces with Scott Air Force Base Airman…

Attorney General Raoul Urges HHS Not To Finalize Rule That Would Permit Health Care Discrimination During Global COVID-19 Pandemic

CHICAGO – Attorney General Kwame Raoul today joined a coalition of 24 attorneys general in sending…

Durbin Calls On Illinois Education Professionals To Sound The Alarm On For-profit Colleges

SPRINGFIELD – With high school seniors weighing options about their educational futures during the COVID-19 pandemic,…

Durbin, Perdue, Young, Coons To Introduce Bipartisan Bill Addressing Shortage Of Doctors, Nurses

SPRINGFIELD – U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Immigration…

Duckworth Speaks with Emergency Physicians from Across Illinois about the COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) spoke by phone with Illinois members of the…

Officials Discuss ‘Opening Up Madison County Again’

EDWARDSVILLE — Officials held the first online meeting Thursday in an effort toward “Opening Up Madison…

Difference Maker: Dwight Werts of Werts Welding and Tank Services, Donates Building for New Wood River COVID-19 Testing Station

WOOD RIVER - A new COVID-19 testing station on Old St. Louis Road at the former…

Daily Recap of Governor’s Afternoon Address Now Available as Audio Podcast

Thanks to work of David Olinbittle, host of the RiverBender Daily Newscast, you can now hear…