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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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Veteran Musician Hosts Band Showcases

A veteran of the music business is giving back to the community that launched his career.


Wed Jul 30, 2014

Armed Robbery at Schwegels

Police are looking for your help in identifying an armed robbery suspect that robbed Schwegel's Market on Alby Street in Alton just before 7pm Wednesday.


Information Technology

Fitch Affirms OSF Healthcare System's (IL) Outstanding Revs at 'A'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'A' rating on the following bonds issued by the Illinois Finance Authority on behalf of OSF Healthcare System : IMPROVING LIQUIDITY: OSF's balance sheet metrics have improved year-over-year for the last five years and balance sheet metrics are now in line with the 'A' category medians.


KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Police: Alton woman dragged outside home by intruder

ALTON, Ill. An Alton woman was dragged from her home after a man followed her inside, according to Alton police.


Tue Jul 29, 2014

Sedalia Democrat

Civil War prisons and Ebenezer Magoffin3:25 pm

Civil War era prisons were notorious for their treatment of prisoners. In December 1861, when Col.


Mon Jul 28, 2014

Volunteers Needed for Cleanup

You can help a group of students clean up an Alton neighborhood on Friday. Starting at 10am August 1, students in Lewis & Clark Community College's YouthBuild program will be picking up trash and sprucing up the Hunterstown neighborhood.


Sun Jul 27, 2014

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.


Sat Jul 26, 2014

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.


Fri Jul 25, 2014

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.


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.


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.


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.


KSDK-TV Saint Louis

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.


Thu Jul 24, 2014

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.


Local Music Featured at Big Gig

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


Tue Jul 22, 2014

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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