Roads Closed, Flood Warnings Issued Across IllinoisThe West Alton Mayor says the Mississippi will top the town's levee by 4 1/2 feet, and pretty much the whole town will be impacted.
Alton Debating High-Speed Rail LineMayor Brant Walker expects unanimous passage of a resolution calling for state and federal officials to pull the plug on any further development of a high-speed rail station in nearby East St. Louis.
Alton Write-In Candidate Wins Mayoral Race By 74 VotesBrant Walker received 1,853 votes to incumbant Tom Hoescht's 1,779. A second write-in candidate, Jackie Morris, received 13 votes.
School Districts Lose Big In Metro East ElectionsElection judges will resume counting ballots in Alton Wednesday as a couple of write-in candidates are giving the incumbent mayor a run for his job.