Alice MartinAlton Alderwoman Alice Martin has died.  The representative of the city's 4th Ward had been sick for a few months, missing recent city council meetings.  She died around mid-day on Tuesday at the age of 75.

Alton Mayor Brant Walker says Martin was a good woman and a hard worker, and tells The Big Z she was his alderman before he became mayor.

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Walker says a replacement will be named to fill her unexpired term, which is up for re-election in April.  Martin had apparently confided in her family whom she wanted to fill her spot, should her health take a turn for the worse.  Arrangements for Martin are being handled through the Harrison Funeral Chapel, and can be viewed here:

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