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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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4 hrs ago |

Alton Committee of the Whole

A handful of sewer department equipment purchases and a bid approval for lead paint removal made up the bulk of the Alton City Council Committee of the Whole Meeting Monday night.


13 hrs ago |

Guilty Plea in Dismemberment Case

The ex-boyfriend of a murdered Alton woman has pleaded guilty to her murder and dismemberment.


Sat Jul 19, 2014

Additional Charges in East Alton Methamphetamine Case

Two people who share a residence in East Alton are now facing additional charges following their arrest last month.


Fri Jul 18, 2014

Back to School Stay in School

The NAACP branch in Alton will have its annual "Back to School Stay in School" program early next month.


Daily Herald

Madison County wants high-speed rail hub in Alton

The Madison County Board wants a regional hub located in Alton as part of Illinois' plan for high-speed rail in the state.


Special Committee Considers Restoration Bid

The first major bid to help overhaul the city-owned playhouse in Haskell Park is in.


SSP to Host Veterans Fair

Senior Services Plus in Alton is the host site of a Veterans' Fair on Saturday. The event is open to any veteran of any branch of service regardless of when or where they served.


Thu Jul 17, 2014

Asbury Park Press

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Sunday, July 20, marks the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon and the first steps there by American astronaut Neil Armstrong.


Traffic Delays Continue With Bridge Work

Traffic tie-ups can be expected on the Clark Bridge in Alton through the end of the month, as lane closures continue as bridge deck repairs are made.


Police Reports for Thursday

In local police reports today, East Alton Police were holding 33 year old Lee Laubscher of the 8000 block of Fruit Road in Edwardsville for domestic battery and unlawful possession of cannabis.


Sex Offender Living Near Daycare

An Alton man is facing charges after police found him living near an Alton daycare.


Youth Camp Wrapping Up

Sixty-six kids from around Illinois, including five from Alton, are taking part in this year's Team Illinois Youth Camp at Principia College.


Wed Jul 16, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Madison County Board endorses Alton as stop on high-speed rail line

The $25 million Alton Regional Multi-Modal Transportation Center will include a bus transfer hub, bike and pedestrian paths, a tourist welcome station and parking for 350 cards.


KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Alton NAACP to give 1,000 students free school suppliesAlton NAACP to ...

Alton NAACP to give 1,000 students free school supplies The NAACP's Alton branch will hold its annual Back-to-School/Stay-in-School program on August 9. Check out this story on ALTON, IL - The NAACP's Alton branch will hold its annual Back-to-School/Stay-in-School program on August 9. This year's program will be ... (more)


Belleville News Democrat

Madison County Board to meet Wednesday

The Madison County Board to discuss licensing groups operating poker runs, and vote on a resolution supporting the proposal to put a high-speed rail station in Alton.


WAND-TV Decatur

Man accused in Illinois shooting death arraigned

A man who escaped custody in Colorado as a defendant in an Illinois killing says he plans to represent himself in court despite a judge saying that's "extremely unwise."


Tue Jul 15, 2014

Kids in Hot Cars

Even with a cool stretch of days, health experts remind you to not leave kids in locked cars.


Alton Police Bike Patrols Resume

Alton Police have resumed patrolling some Alton neighborhoods on bicycles. The bicycle patrols were brought back last summer, made possible through the assistance of Wild Trak Bikes and the Drug Free Alton Coalition.


Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Harbor Times Soup

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KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Alton, Ill. teen shot, killed by new gun he was 'playing with'

An 18-year-old Alton, Illinois man died from an accidental gunshot wound while he was playing with a gun in his home, according to police.


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