James E. Hubbard, 41, was shot and killed at approximately 2 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, while standing in the 700 block of Oakwood Avenue.
The father of five was found by police in the road with gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.
As of press time on Wednesday, the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis was investigating the death. The organization is urging anyone with information to contact the Alton Police Department at (618) 463-3505 or Crimestoppers at (866) 371-8477.
Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of subjects involved with the murder. Tipsters also may remain anonymous.
State closes IDNR Alton office
Last week, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources closed its Alton office.
Effective immediately, the Pere Marquette office will serve the Riverbend area. 10 employees from the Alton office, 4521 Alton Commerce Parkway, were relocated to the Pere Marquette office, as well as Beaver Dam and Frank Holten state parks.
Representatives say the move is a cost-cutting measure, saving more than $100,000 annually.
City looks to enforce no-parking zone at scene of incident
The City Council has passed a resolution for an ordinance to establish a no-parking zone on the east side of State Street adjacent to Olin Park.
Last month, a toddler ran into the road and was struck by a vehicle along the 1200 block of State Street, causing minor injuries. The driver was not ticketed.
While this was an isolated incident, residents in the area say speeding is an issue on that stretch of road.
“There is already a no-parking sign there, but there is currently no ordinance to support it,” Alderman Jim Ryan said.
The ordinance will come before the council in the coming weeks.
City may raise bail processing fee
The city is looking to increase the bail processing fee from $20 to $25 upon recommendation of the Alton Police Department.
The change is due to increasing costs incurred by the city with regard to the processing of bail for arrested individuals.
The increase will come before the City Council in ordinance form for approval in the coming weeks.