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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 $69,000 which is roughly $52/per square foot. More Alton information.

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Wine Tasting To Prop Up Programs

The Riverbender Community Center in Alton hosts social and entertainment activities, such as music lessons, art classes, dances, after-school programs, tutoring, and hands-on learning.


Wed Apr 23, 2014

Durant Daily Democrat

Native begins investing in Alton pr...

An Alton native who has lived in California since 1982 is investing in his hometown area by recently purchasing four commercial properties costing $2.285 million.


Police Reports for Wednesday

Checking local police reports provided this morning to Z-1570, Wood River Police were holding 26 year old Krisica Hancock of the 2500 block of Elizabeth in Alton for retail theft from Wal-Mart.


Police Raid East Alton Home

Police in East Alton executed a search warrant at a home in the 600 block of Washington Avenue on Tuesday, and took one woman into custody for allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine.


April Students Of The Month

Two more students have joined the Alton/Godfrey Rotary Club's "Student of the Month" list.


Tue Apr 22, 2014

More Bridge Work Scheduled

The Illinois Department of Transportation is warning motorists of potential traffic delays over the next few weeks if they cross the Mississippi River at I-270.


Police Reports for Tuesday

Checking local police reports provided this morning to Z-1570, Alton Police arrested 20 year old Maurice Stewart of the 900 block of Milnor in Alton and 21 year old Roland Green of the 1400 block of Monroe in Alton in connection with the attempted robbery of a female while she was in her car last Thursday.


Mon Apr 21, 2014

City Plans Road Improvements

Roadwork is being planned for the next several years in Alton. Projects to fix Washington Avenue from College Avenue to the Homer Adams Parkway Extension and Broadway from Henry Street to Monument Street both qualified for state funding, but only one could make the cut each year.


Hope Animal Rescues offering adopt a dog deal this weekend

Hope Animal Rescues, in Godfrey IL, is always going the extra mile to attempt to get their "Hope Dogs" a great fur ever home.


Belleville News Democrat

Ameren building new substation in Shiloh

A new power substation under construction in Shiloh is the latest example of Ameren Illinois' plans to upgrade the grid.


Sun Apr 20, 2014

Grayson News Gazette

New developments in works at Alton ...

Some good news may be on the way for Alton Square Mall patrons, but what and how much remains unclear.


Sat Apr 19, 2014

Capitol Hill Blue

The right to believe, or not believe, in a god

A woman in New Jersey, who says she is an atheist, is suing that state's department of motor vehicles because it turned down her request for a license plate that reads "8THEIST."


Fri Apr 18, 2014

Making Plans For Alton CityWide Clean Up

It's still a week away, but the driving force behind the Alton City-Wide Spring Litter Clean Up is hoping to get the word out to get more volunteer participation.


Arts Center Future Is Looking Up

The 10-year-old Jacoby Arts Center in Alton is on more solid ground today, as the community has offered financial support following news of the financial peril the center is dealing with.


Thu Apr 17, 2014

Sexual Predator Still On The Run

An Alton mom and daughter are living in fear, since the man who raped his own daughter has disappeared from a halfway house.


Wed Apr 16, 2014

Ameren Regional Projects Improve Reliability

Ameren Illinois has exceeded its yearly reliability performance goals required by state law.


Airport Business

West Star Aviation Appoints Dan McKillips Regional Sales Manager

West Star Aviation recently announced they have appointed Dan McKillips as Regional Sales Manager.


Fire Burns East Alton Home

A mother and her child were able to escape a burning home in East Alton on Tuesday morning, but reportedly had to run through a burning hallway to do so.


NAACP Banquet Coming Up

The 46th annual NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet will be held in a little less than a month at the Alton Holiday Inn, as honorees and guests will come together for what is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Alton branch of the organization.


Tue Apr 15, 2014

Name Change For Multimodal Project

Could the new Alton MultiModal Transportation Center share its name with neighboring Godfrey? That is the hope of at least one Godfrey resident who submitted his request to the Godfrey Village Board for discussion at last night's meeting.



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