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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 $75,000 which is roughly $54/per square foot. More Alton information.

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Tax Decision Could Be Last Minute

One local lawmaker believes a decision will have to be made soon on the future of the temporary state income tax increase that is set to expire in a few months.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Medical Daily

Tallest Man In The World, 8-Foot-4 Leonid Stadnyk, Dies At Age 44: Height Was A 'Curse'

The tallest man in the world grew to be 8-foot-4 due to an excess of a growth hormone that caused a disorder known as gigantism.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

RiverBender.com

Hydrant Flushing Coming Up

If you are a resident of Alton or Godfrey and are a customer of Illinois American Water, you may notice a more noticeable chlorine taste or odor to your water over the next month or so.

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Issue at Substation Causes Outage

A large number of businesses and residents in Alton spent much of Saturday afternoon without power.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

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Alton Labor Day Parade Today

The annual Alton Labor Day parade takes place today in Upper Alton. The Greater Madison County Federation of Labor sponsors the event that begins at 10am from the Alton Middle School parking lot, then around Washington Plaza and ending at the school.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

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OGuinn Fired As Carbondale Chief

A former deputy police chief in the city of Alton has been fired as police chief of Carbondale.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

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Scam Calls Targeting Illinoisans

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says scammers that claim to be from Microsoft or other tech support services are targeting Illinois residents.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Richmond Daily News

Kell's journey west lives on through history books, original documents

A few days ago I was traveling down a highway in "the land of Lincoln" and saw an exit sign for the town of Alton, Ill.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

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New Stores for Alton

The economy is starting to bounce back in Alton according to a city official. Progres is being made on a building that will house an AT&T store on Homer Adams Parkway but Alton Building and Zoning Code Inspector Mike Harvey says that is just one of the many projects underway.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

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Alton Police Step Up Patrols For Labor Day

Drivers in the Alton area can expect to see an increase in police presence over the upcoming Labor Day holiday as Alton Police have announced plans for more patrols as part of the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over " Impaired Drivers Crackdown.

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Alton Waiting for Salt Bids

While temperatures remain cooler than normal for August, officials in Alton are already thinking about the upcoming winter season.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

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MetroEast Casinos Taking A Hit

Traffic at metro-east casinos is down significantly compared with last year, as is revenue.

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KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Alton police search for shooting suspectAlton police search for...

The Alton Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a man suspected in a pair of recent shootings in the Alton area of a 24-hour period.

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Charges in Alton Shooting

An Alton man is facing charges following a shooting in the city on Tuesday. According to Madison County Court documents, 19 year old Brandon McGee was charged Wednesday with aggravated battery with a firearm and two counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm in the 1900 block of Central Avenue around midday on Tuesday.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

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CVB Launches Haunted App

The "haunted" niche continues to be a big player for the Alton area according to local tourist officials.

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Expanded Mining Possible at Quarry

If you live in the Milton area of Alton, you may notice the rumble from a new mining effort nearby.

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Soap Box Derby Coming Soon

It's time to start thinking about participating in the Soap Box Derby in East Alton.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Alton pair arrested for car burglariesAlton pair arrested for car...

Alton pair arrested for car burglaries Two Alton men were charged Tuesday in connection with several car cloutings last week.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

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Missing Evidence in Alton

Evidence in a number of criminal cases has apparently disappeared in Alton. Alton Police are cooperating in n investigation with the Madison County State's Attorney's Office, the Illinois State Police and the FBI in the mishandling of evidence.

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Documentary Examining Impact of Early Deaths of Black Men Seeks Indiegogo Funding

The lingering social and economic impact that the early deaths of black males are having on a small Midwestern town is the subject of a documentary film project called "Gone Too Soon: Alton's Endangered Black Men."

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Excessive Heat Warning for Madison County was issued at August 27 at 3:03AM CDT

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