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on August 22, 2019
A team of experts is quickly moving forward on a plan to spend $75 million or more to transform Alton's downtown core into a commercial, residential, and recreational community of the future. Bolstered by the financial commitment of local benefactors John and Jayne Simmons, a group formed by Simmons and known as AltonWorks is working on plans and ...
on July 31, 2019
ALTON, Ill. – Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker was in downtown Alton Tuesday to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Alton Works, a development company that generates millions of dollars in investments in downtown. “This project is so incredible because it speaks to the power of the public and private sectors working together and we need...
on January 9, 2019
The “Ghost Adventures” team has been investigating reputedly haunted locations on the Travel Channel since 2008. Some local residents may have only a passing familiarity with the historical Mineral Springs Hotel in downtown Alton.  Looking at the hotel’s stately exterior or the majestic shadow thrown onto Alby Street by the ...
on August 28, 2018
Alton was named the Best Place to Retire in Illinois by Forbes Magazine! Read All About It!...
on February 20, 2018
From KMOV: And the winner is... Alton! Alton, Illinois was one of five finalists for the Small Business Revolution - Main Street competition which offers $500,000 for a revitalization project to the winner. Read more here!...
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