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Established in 2006 to serve Granite City, Pontoon Beach, Mitchell, Madison, Lincoln Place and all neighboring communities.

Happy end of summer and beginning of fall! It’s that time of year again when the leaves begin to fall, and pumpkin spice fills the air. The Music In The Park Series continues through the end of this month, you don’t want to miss a fun night out listening to some great music. Check below for who will be performing next. The Granite City Park District, along with GCS Credit Union, wrapped up their “Movie Under The Stars” series for the 2021 season. Thank you Park District & GCSCU, see you next year! And as always, we post new announcements as we receive them, so scroll through the home page to make sure you do not miss new events, information and additions. Is there something you would like to see included on our website? If so, we would love your suggestions and feedback, just drop us an email.



GRANITE CITY WEATHER

A Facebook Page titled “Granite City Illinois Historians” has been showcasing a series called 100 Important Women in Granite City History. We were honored to be included among those in this group.

100 Important Women in Granite City History Ronda Tanksley Whittington & Lorri Tanksley“Owners of granitecitygossip.com”‘Where everyone comes to find out what’s going on in Granite City”. Ronda and Lorri are sisters who in 2006 collaborated to merge the world wide web and everything Granite City. It came at a time when the popularity of the internet and social media were in full speed, while the demise of newspapers was knocking on the door.

The sisters are life long residents of Granite City, both attending Granite City High School South. Ronda has been married for 36 years to Les Whittington and they have four children and nine grandchildren. Lorri is also married to Eric LaMarr and they have a daughter and 2 grandchildren. Ronda retired from Charter Communications in 2004 as a Customer Service Group Trainer and Corporate level customer service specialist. Lorri is also retired from a career as a professional photographer.

After retiring, the sisters did some extensive travelling for a couple of years and eventually decided to collaborate on a project together. That’s when on a hot summer August evening in Lorri’s backyard, she came up with the idea of making a local website that highlighted the best of their hometown. “We really can’t believe sixteen years later we are still doing this,” Ronda said. “We actually tossed around the idea of going with Granite City Gazette or something like that,” said Lorri. As the website got off the ground, the discussion board became so popular that many people assumed that it was intended to be a gossip page. Lorri added, “We were just looking for a catchy play on words, as in the title having 2 G’s, we never imagined that people would take the word ‘Gossip’ so seriously, it was not intended that way.” Read more here…



Granite City Township September 2021 Calendar


This is Warrior Country – By local artist Jack Rainey


Tina Clark captured this photograph of the sun setting in downtown Granite City while traveling down Niedringhaus Avenue.

The lighting could not be any more perfect. Great shot Tina!


PRESS RELEASE – MAYOR PARKINSON ANNOUNCES SPENDING FOR $6.8 MILLION IN AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUNDING – Click to read

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Check out the new Granite City Leaf Dump Schedule.

This will come in handy once the trees start shedding their leaves and raking season begins!


Madison County Mental Health Board has created a Resource Directory. Click the banner at the left to view it online, download it, or print it. This is a fabulous compilation of resources available for our community!


Join us for the 6th Annual Holy Family School Golf Classic. We will continue with the 4-person scramble format at $360 per team. Registration begins at 7:00 AM, Shotgun start at 8 a.m. Players will enjoy a day of food, beverages, games, closest to the pin contests, long drive contests, senior tee boxes, skins game, 50/50, 3 flights paid out, and more. Golf Sponsorships are available for $100 or more.


Don’t miss out on this great new job opportunity! We are hiring Forklift, Cherry Picker, Reach Truck Operators in the Granite City area! We offer competitive pay, full medical and retirement benefits. Apply now or connect with a recruiter today for more information by clicking on the banner.



Starting August 2, for approximately 90 days, the Granite City Township Hall will be closed for much needed repairs and updates in the hall, kitchen and bathrooms . Coffee, donuts, and senior activities will be continued in SUITE B of our building. The main office will remain open and our bus services will also remain in place during this time. If you have any questions please call our office at 618-877-0513!



GRANITE CITY SENIOR SOCIAL CLUB BINGO – PLEASE NOTE  TEMPORARY LOCATION CHANGE to ST JOHN UCC,
FOR THOSE WHO ARE 50 AND OVER OR DISABLED.
August 1, 2021 – DOORS OPEN 12:30 BINGO STARTS AT 1:30 $1 TO PLAY AND $1 FOR 4 CARDS. BRING YOUR OWN SNACKS AND DRINKS. MASKS RECOMMENDED. THE SAME LOCATION WILL BE USED SEPTEMBER 5th and OCTOBER 3rd. HAVE QUESTIONS? CALL 618 444 6771

How GraniteCityGossip.com was born

What started out to be a glance back at the July 4 archived homepages from our previous fourteen years of creating GraniteCityGossip.com, ended up turning into so much more. Through the years we have met countless amounts of friends and created relationships, that has been the pay-off and driving force to continue on this journey for so many years. Now, just one month shy of fifteen years of designing page layouts, articles, monthly page themes and graphics I find myself asking where did the last fourteen years go. Continue reading…




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Doctor Amy Miller

Welcome my beautiful friends to

Gossip With Dr. Miller

THE WORLDS LARGEST HUMAN EXPERIMENT

Before I begin this article, please let me state my background. 

I have an MS in Psychology and Criminology and a Doctorate in Management (DM) focusing on Criminology.  To complete my studies, I had to conduct theses and dissertations in all my fields.  I did these studies with clinical and quantitative research methods accompanied by validity, reliability, replicable data, and extensive research. 

Now, onto the topic. 

I know many of my fellow Americans have already opted to get vaccinations. 

But did you know that you have participated in an ongoing clinical trial? Continue reading…


Please send comments and questions for Dr. Miller to GraniteCityGossip@yahoo.com. To read archived articles and responses click here.


Ready to try your hand at playing the very popular game of Pickleball and not sure where to start? Register at the Wilson Park office today for the Pickleball Clinic!

EVERY WEDNESDAY – DON’T FORGET!



The Six Mile Regional Library offers many wonderful time saving services. Stop by and see everything that is available.


Join us for a free movie on Sept 28! Movie will start at 12:00pm! call the office to sign up!
Join us for a Carnival Day! Any Granite City Township Citizen aged 55 and older is welcome to join us for some free food, games and prizes. Call the office to sign up!

Thank you for visiting GraniteCityGossip.com. We will update as we receive new information just as we always have, so remember to send your announcements, fund raisers, birthday wishes to our email so we can include them on our page. Here is to the next fifteen years Granite City!

Thank you for visiting GraniteCityGossip.com, celebrating fifteen years of service to our community, August 2006 – August 2021 Please come back soon

Last updated September 23, 2021