City of Alton News

Suit alleges Alton police officers failed to arrest man who later killed Wood River woman

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 17, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — The City of Alton and two police officers are being sued for allegedly failing to arrest a violent individual who later killed a Wood River woman.

Southern Illinois mayor says cities across the state face insolvency from pension debt

By Cole Lauterbach, Illinois News Network | May 14, 2018

The Metro East city of Alton is growing. Businesses are expanding or buying new locations. The local hospital is expanding. Alton has been selected as the site for a new reality show that will invest in small businesses there.

Woman alleges rental property unfit for human habitation

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Apr 27, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman and her child allege they suffered recurring health issues while renting a residence unfit for human habitation.

Alton man says officers entered home without warrant

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 5, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — A man is suing the City of Alton and two police officers for allegedly entering his home without a warrant and injuring him.

Alton couple’s sewage backup suit against city settles; City had argued 'Act of God' defense

By Ann Maher | May 20, 2016

An Alton couple’s lawsuit against the city over sewage flooding into their basement has reached a settlement.

Alton firefighter pension fund has almost twice the beneficiaries as active members

By Ann Maher | Sep 28, 2015

Property tax payers in the City of Alton contributed $1.96 million to the city's fire fighter pension fund in fiscal year 2014, while 47 active members currently receiving salaries contributed $291,197 in payroll deductions to the fund. And almost twice as many beneficiaries - 87 retirees, surviving spouses or dependents - drew $3,477,300 in benefits last year.

Alton accused of illegally charging businesses with refuse fee

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 11, 2013

The city of Alton has illegally charged its business owners a refuse fee for trash collection, even though the businesses were required to arrange and pay for their own garbage pick-up, according to recently filed court documents.

Jury trial scheduled for girl’s lawsuit against haunted house

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 18, 2013

Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge has rescheduled a jury trial in a lawsuit alleging a minor girl was injured in an Alton haunted house tour.

City of Alton demands jury trial after Mudge denies motion to dismiss haunted house suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 28, 2013

Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge on Aug. 9 denied the City of Alton’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit over a girl’s injuries sustained in a haunted house tour.

Designer of haunted house denies allegations in suit over injuries

By Christina Stueve Hodges | Nov 27, 2012

A defendant in a personal injury suit against an Alton haunted house attraction is denying negligence.

Alton files to change motion to dismiss in tow fee class action against city

By Christina Stueve | Mar 20, 2012

Schrempf The City of Alton on Friday filed a motion for leave to amend a previously filed motion to dismiss in a Jerseyville man's class action lawsuit against the city.

Boat owners want City of Alton to answer interrogatories

By Ann Knef | Sep 8, 2011

Bradley Boat owners Layne and Leslee Gibson are asking Madison County Circuit Judge Ann Callis to order the City of Alton to answer their interrogatories and requests for production in a property damage lawsuit.

Case management conference set in Alton's suit against boat owners over marina fire

By Amelia Flood | Jun 20, 2011

A case management conference is set June 29 in a suit brought by the City of Alton against two boat owners over a 2009 fire that damaged the Alton Marina.

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