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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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Sunday Apr 13 | 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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RiverBender.com

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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RiverBender.com

Man Charged with Sexual Assault

An East Alton man has been charged with criminal sexual assault following an incident with a female victim several months ago.

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Grayson News Gazette

AHS student possibly overdosed at s...

An Alton High School student is being treated in an area hospital for a possible drug overdose after being found unresponsive on the floor of one of the school's restrooms Wednesday.

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Large hole in Alton street posing potential danger for drivers

A street in Alton, Illinois is considered a potential danger as a hole in the street has been there for months progressively getting bigger.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

Grayson News Gazette

AHS student possibly overdosed at s...

An Alton High School student is being treated in an area hospital for a possible drug overdose after being found unresponsive on the floor of one of the school's restrooms Wednesday.

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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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RiverBender.com

Former Doctor Sentenced

A former doctor who operated the Walk-In Clinic at the corner of Ridge and Broadway in Alton has been sentenced in U.S. District Court.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

RiverBender.com

Volunteers To Teach Art

As budgets continue to tighten, more programs get cut from schools across Illinois.

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WAND-TV Decatur

Southwestern Ill. man gets 9 years in baby beating

A southwestern Illinois man has been ordered to spend nine years in prison for the debilitating 2011 beating of a baby.

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Wed Apr 02, 2014

Patch.com

Illinois is home to the world's largest what?!?

Think you know a lot about Illinois? Let's take a little quiz then. 1. What popular dessert originated in Evanston? 2. What is the highest point in Illinois? 3. Which town is the "pumpkin capital of the world?" 2. How tall was the world's tallest man? He was born in Alton, Ill.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

RiverBender.com

Ursulines Thanked for Service

The Ursuline Convent in Alton will close later this year, ending more than 150 years of service to the area.

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RiverBender.com

Police Reports for Tuesday

Checking local police reports provided this morning to Z-1570, the Madison County Sheriff's Department arrested two men after they allegedly stole items from the Godfrey Wal-Mart store.

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Daily Herald

Illinois man arrested for 7th time for no driver's license

The Telegraph reports that Madison County prosecutors charged 52-year-old Jeffrey A. Martin of Granite City with the felony traffic offense on Monday.

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