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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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OGuinn Fired As Carbondale Chief

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


Madden 15 Gameplay! (So Much Rage!!)

LAPD Cop: If You Don't Want To Get Shot, Don't Challenge Me

This Is The Craziest, Most Acrobatic Motorcycle Accident You'll Ever See

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

Tue Aug 19, 2014

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.


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.


Sat Aug 16, 2014

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.


Fri Aug 15, 2014

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.


Alton Waiting for Salt Bids

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


Thu Aug 14, 2014

MetroEast Casinos Taking A Hit

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


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.


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.


Wed Aug 13, 2014

CVB Launches Haunted App

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


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.


Soap Box Derby Coming Soon

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


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.


Mon Aug 11, 2014

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.



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."


Police Reports for Monday

Checking local police reports provided this morning to the Big Z, East Alton Police were holding 45-year old Deborah Knoche and 56-year old Robert L. Kelley, both of the 700 block of Condit in East Alton for possession of a controlled substance.


Sat Aug 09, 2014

Police Reports for Saturday

The Madison County Sheriff's Office reports that two men are facing felony burglary charges following an incident on Wednesday.


Fri Aug 08, 2014

Mineral Springs Building Centennial

The Mineral Springs Building on Broadway in Alton is gearing up for its centennial celebration one week from today .


Police Reports for Friday

In local police reports, an Alton man involved in an armed robbery last December has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for his role in the crime.


Thu Aug 07, 2014

Suspect Still Sought in Armed Robbery

Alton Police still need your help in identifying an armed robbery suspect that allegedly held up the Schwegel's Market on Alby Street in Alton last Week.



Excessive Heat Warning for Madison County was issued at August 20 at 3:33PM CDT

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