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ALTON, Ill. – Illinois Governor Pritzker is heading to the St. Louis area as he wraps up his metro-east visit in Alton.

Tuesday, July 30 he will be attending the ribbon-cutting for the project Alton Works at 4:30 p.m. at 601 East Broadway in downtown Alton.

Alton Works supporters hope to generate millions of dollars in investments in downtown Alton. They want to see new businesses and improve infrastructure, transit, and broadband services.

The development company says a strong downtown helps a city thrive.