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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 $65,000 which is roughly $51/per square foot. More Alton information.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

RiverBender.com

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.

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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.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

RiverBender.com

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.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

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Ameren Regional Projects Improve Reliability

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

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West Star Aviation Appoints Dan McKillips Regional Sales Manager

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

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RiverBender.com

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.

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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.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

RiverBender.com

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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RiverBender.com

Beiser Supports Storm Shelter Bill

School's built in Illinois in the future may have an added measure of safety, if a bill working its way through the General Assembly becomes law.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

RiverBender.com

Alton Man Pleads to Firearm Offense

An Alton man is facing up to ten years in prison after pleading guilty to firearm charges last week.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

RiverBender.com

Open House at Convent

There's an open house on Sunday at the Ursuline Convent in Alton. The facility will be closing later this year and the remaining residents will move to assisted living facilities in the St. Louis area.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

RiverBender.com

Local Support for Proposed Expressway

An IDOT plan that may eventually result in the creation of an Alton / Godfrey Connector road has now been promised funding over a five-year span, and the mayors of both communities are showing guarded optimism.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

RiverBender.com

Teen Recognized As Youth Of The Year

The Boys and Girls Club of Alton are recognizing an Alton teenager as the "Youth of the Year".

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

South Roxana seeks three men in death of woman found in U-Haul van

The South Roxana Police Department is searching for three men in connection with the death of an East Alton woman found in a U-Haul van in February.

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Examiner.com

Chicken and beer dance to benefit Hope Animal Rescues, April 12

If you are looking for something to do this weekend in the metro Missouri/Illinois area, check out this Chicken and Beer Dance.

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Grayson News Gazette

All is well after report of shots f...

A text falsely alleging shots fired at Roxana High School caused the school to go into lockdown and several agencies to respond to the school's campus and clear the threat Tuesday afternoon.

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Police Reports for Tuesday

Checking local police reports provided this morning to Z-1570, the Madison County Sheriff's Department reported several arrests for underage drinking over the weekend at two separate incidents.

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