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The City of Alton City has approved numerous building demolitions, and work is now underway on some to bring them down. These demolitions are of homes that are in unlivable condition, with a handful having been deemed nuisance properties due to habitual criminal activity.
Alton Mayor Brant Walker tells The Big Z how the city is prioritizing the work.
Click here for Walker's comments
Walker says funding for the work will is partly from grant money, and partly from the proceeds from the sale of the wastewater treatment plant.