New Jersey Governor Chris Christie introduces Republican candidate for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner at a November 2, 2014 rally in Bethalto, Illinios (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Chris Christie Campaigns for Bruce Rauner

New Jersey governor lends support to GOP gubernatorial candidate in Metro-East.


grave yard

Stolen Gravesite Markers Being Returned

Bethalto Police have items recovered from thieves


Bethalto firefighters rescued 12 ducks from a storm sewer pipe on June 7, 2014 (Facebook/Bethalto Fire Department photo)

Ducks Rescued In Bethalto

Firefighters free mother and her 11 ducklings from storm sewer pipe


Jason Ehlers/Photo: Office of the State's Attorney, Madison County, Illinois

Former Teacher Accused of Sexually Abusing Eight Children

37 year old Jason Ehlers of Bethalto is in custody


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Teacher Arrested for Sexual Assault

Jason Ehlers, 36, was a grade school teacher in the Triad District and a former teacher in Bethalto, as well as a one-time principal in the Southwestern Community School District.


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One Teen Dead, Four Hurt in Bethalto Crash

Roxana Schools are making grief counselors available Sunday & Monday


Kenneth Corzine

Bethalto Remembers Fallen Marine

Signs honoring Lance Cpl. Kenneth Corzine posted at entrances to town


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Bethalto Does Away With Letter Grades

Bethalto School District Technology spokesman Justin Newell says students will receive either a one, two, or three to indicate progress in a given subject.


The air traffic control tower at St. Louis Regional Airport in Bethalto, Ill. is targeted for closure on April 1. (KMOX/Brad Choat

5 Ill. Airport Towers Get Closure Reprieve

The towers are all operated for the FAA at low-traffic airports and were to close by mid-June as the result of government-wide automatic spending cuts imposed by Congress.


Alton Riverfront Amphitheatre at Riverview Park (

$1.2 Million For Metro-East Park Projects

Governor Pat Quinn says communities like Bethalto, Belleville, and Alton are among the recipients of state OSLAD grants.



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