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Alton, Illinois is located in Madison County. Zip codes in Alton, IL include 62002. The median home price in Alton is $71,000 which is roughly $56/per square foot. More Alton information.

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11 hrs ago | RiverBender.com

Senior Health Fair Coming Up

The public is invited to an upcoming health fair in Granite City. The Older Adult Healthcare Council of Madison County and Senior Services Plus in Alton are hosting the collaborative event at the Tri-Mor Bingo Center.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

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Back to School Stay in School Coming Up

The annual "Back to School Stay in School" event sponsored by the Alton branch of the NAACP is coming up in a few weeks.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

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Busy Weekend for Tourism

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? The Alton Regional Convention and Visitor's Bureau says there are a number of options in Alton and Grafton that won't break the bank, and provide plenty of enjoyment.

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KSDK-TV Saint Louis

See classic cars, bikes at East Alton MDA benefit

Saturday, people will have the opportunity to check out great cars and bikes while raising money for a good cause.

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Three Charged in Online Scam and Robbery

An East Alton man was recently scammed out of $150 after purchasing what he believed was a new cellphone through Facebook.

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Police Reports for Friday

Checking local police reports provided this morning to the Big Z, East Alton Police were holding 19-year old Cody A. Northcutt of the 100 block of East Lorane in East Alton for unlawful consumption by a minor.

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Woman hit at intersection calls for change

A woman hit by a car at an Alton intersection is calling for change. To get the word out, she's taking her own video of what she considers a life-threatening situation.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

RiverBender.com

Encouraging Alton Crime Stats

Crime in most categories is on the way down in Alton, so overall, it is a good news report, according to the Mayor.

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Local Music Featured at Big Gig

The 6th annual Big Gig Local Music Show is Saturday night on 3rd Street in downtown Alton.

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Police Reports for Thursday

In local police reports, the Madison County Sheriff's Department arrested 19 year old Gregory Chase Beckstrom of the 1500 block of Esther in Wood River for burglary.

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Suit Claims Alton Home is Gang HQ

A lawsuit filed by the City of Alton and Madison County alleges an Alton home is a gathering place for local gang members.

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Group To Focus on Rock Spring Rebirth

A group of local residents has picked a new name and set a goal to bring new life to Rock Spring Park in Alton.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Mass Transit

IL: County Board Backs HSR Stop

July 22--The Madison County Board unanimously agreed to support the choice of the Alton Multimodal Transportation Center as one of two area stops on a high-speed rail line between St. Louis and Chicago.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

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Changes for Alton Hotel

An Alton hotel remains open for business while it goes through a name change. The Atrium Hotel Alton is the former Holiday Inn on the Homer Adams Parkway and recently ended its affiliation with the international hotel chain.

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Police Reports for Tuesday

In local police reports, the Madison County Sheriff's Department interrupted an alleged drug transaction on Saturday morning in the 3000 block of Godfrey Road.

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Belleville News Democrat

Madison County man accused of resisting arrest, injuring deputy

A Madison County man faces a felony charge after he allegedly fled from and then fought with a sheriff's deputy, injuring the law enforcement officer in the process.

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Gearing Up For Soccer Tourney

The organizers of the Kick It 3v3 Midwest Regional Championships Soccer Tournament at Gordon Moore Park in Alton are expecting even bigger things from the region.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

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Alton Committee of the Whole

A handful of sewer department equipment purchases and a bid approval for lead paint removal made up the bulk of the Alton City Council Committee of the Whole Meeting Monday night.

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Guilty Plea in Dismemberment Case

The ex-boyfriend of a murdered Alton woman has pleaded guilty to her murder and dismemberment.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

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Additional Charges in East Alton Methamphetamine Case

Two people who share a residence in East Alton are now facing additional charges following their arrest last month.

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