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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 $75,000 which is roughly $54/per square foot. More Alton information.

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Shooting Under Investigation in Alton

Authorities are investigating and apparent drive-by shooting that took place in an Alton neighborhood on Saturday afternoon.


Sat Aug 30, 2014

Suspect Arrested and Charged Following Chase

A St. Louis man is facing multiple felony charges stemming from an alleged altercation with an Alton Police officer and high speed chase on Thursday night.


Shuttle Tours Prove Popular

The shuttle tours offered by the Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau remain a popular attraction, with another of the Underground Railroad tours set for today .


Fri Aug 29, 2014

East Alton Man Faces Child Porn Charges

A tip from the F.B.I. Cyber Task Force has resulted in an arrest and numerous felony charges against an East Alton man.


Thu Aug 28, 2014

Black Business Expo This Saturday

The 4th annual Black Business Expo is being held this Saturday on Elm Street in Alton.


Wed Aug 27, 2014

Riverbend Ice Bucket Challenge Today

The Community Center in downtown Alton is the site for what's being billed as the Biggest Ice Bucket Challenge in the Riverbend later this afternoon.


Tax Decision Could Be Last Minute

One local lawmaker believes a decision will have to be made soon on the future of the temporary state income tax increase that is set to expire in a few months.


Tue Aug 26, 2014

Medical Daily

Tallest Man In The World, 8-Foot-4 Leonid Stadnyk, Dies At Age 44: Height Was A 'Curse'

The tallest man in the world grew to be 8-foot-4 due to an excess of a growth hormone that caused a disorder known as gigantism.


Sun Aug 24, 2014

Hydrant Flushing Coming Up

If you are a resident of Alton or Godfrey and are a customer of Illinois American Water, you may notice a more noticeable chlorine taste or odor to your water over the next month or so.


Issue at Substation Causes Outage

A large number of businesses and residents in Alton spent much of Saturday afternoon without power.


Fri Aug 22, 2014

Alton Labor Day Parade Today

The annual Alton Labor Day parade takes place today in Upper Alton. The Greater Madison County Federation of Labor sponsors the event that begins at 10am from the Alton Middle School parking lot, then around Washington Plaza and ending at the school.


Wed Aug 20, 2014

OGuinn Fired As Carbondale Chief

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


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

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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.


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