Word that Alton may soon have a statue to honor jazz legend Miles Davis was shared with the crowd at the jazz festival bearing his name earlier this year. The word that it is being considered apparently spread like wildfire, as inquiries almost immediately began pouring into the mayor's office. Pride, Inc. has taken the lead in getting the project off the ground, and a committee has been put together to bring the dream to life.
Pride board member Patricia Ackman says they have already decided what the statue will look like.
She says the statue will be placed downtown along Third Street, and all of the business owners she has talked to are very excited about the project.