High-Tech Warning System Among Safety Features for 100+ MPH TrainsTrains expected to start running along upgraded STL-to-CHI rails before 2018.
Gov. Rauner Stops in Alton Today on Re-Election TourHe's not calling it a campaign tour, but Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is traveling the state with money from his campaign fund as Democrats line up to challenge him in 2018.
Actress Jessica Biel Discovers Family Lineage During Visit to Metro EastHave you ever wondered who you actually are?
Alton to Gain New Station for High-Speed Trains This SummerHowever, the trade-off is the fact that it could lose the historic College Avenue Station that's been serving passengers for nearly a century.
$5,000 Worth of Equipment Stolen From Alton Holiday Lights DisplayIt has apparently become an annual problem for the 'Christmas Wonderland' holiday lights display.
Woman Pleads Guilty to Killing Infant SonWallisha Bland faces 40 years for the death of her 2-month-old in 2012.
Alton Woman Killed In Interstate 255 CrashRebecca Morgan's car slid across grassy median and into oncoming traffic
Illinois Congressman Honors Officer Blake SnyderSnyder grew up in Alton, Illinois and graduated from Alton High School.
Alton Woman Votes Trump For Dead HusbandProsecutor says 88-year-old Audrey Cook charged with election fraud
Petitioners Sign for 'Hometown Hero Day' in Memory of Officer SnyderThe proposal includes flying flags at half-staff, people wearing blue and raising money for BackStoppers, as well as school assemblies.
Alton Named "Gateway City" for Abraham Lincoln TourismBoosters of Abraham Lincoln-related tourism have designated Alton as a "Gateway Community."
Authorities Investigate Cause of Man's Bullet WoundThe man, who is still in a hospital, is expected to survive.