Illinois

Illinois (i/ˌɪlˈnɔɪ/ IL-i-NOY) is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. It is the 5th most populous state and 25th largest state in terms of land area, and is often noted as a microcosm of the entire country. With Chicago in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in central and northern Illinois, and natural resources like coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a diverse economic base and is a major transportation hub. The Port of Chicago connects the state to other global ports from the Great Lakes, via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, to the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River, via the Illinois River. For decades, O'Hare International Airport has been ranked as one of the world's busiest airports. Illinois has long had a reputation as a bellwether both in social and cultural terms and politics.

Although today the state's largest population center is around Chicago in the northern part of the state, the state's European population grew first in the west, with French Canadians who settled along the Mississippi River, and gave the area the name, Illinois. After the American Revolutionary War established the United States, American settlers began arriving from Kentucky in the 1810s via the Ohio River, and the population grew from south to north. In 1818, Illinois achieved statehood. After construction of the Erie Canal increased traffic and trade through the Great Lakes, Chicago was founded in the 1830s on the banks of the Chicago River, at one of the few natural harbors on southern Lake Michigan.John Deere's invention of the self-scouring steel plow turned Illinois' rich prairie into some of the world's most productive and valuable farmlands, attracting immigrant farmers from Germany and Sweden. Railroads carried immigrants to new homes, as well as being used to ship their commodity crops out to markets.

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Madison County looks to lower max property taxes

News-Press Now 10 Jun 2020
The measure will head to the full county board next week ... "In Illinois, property taxes are one of the largest taxes that most households have to deal with," said Madison County Board member Tom McRae, R-Bethalto, noting that Illinois has the second largest property tax rate in the country after New Jersey ... See More Local Videos. 1.02 ... 3.17. St ... ....
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Jean Erma Garber, 92

Lake News Online 27 May 2020
Jean Erma Garber, 92, of Bethalto, Illinois, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at Cedarhurst of Edwardsville ... ....
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Crowe encouraging residents to support upcoming local food drive

The Telegraph - Alton 19 May 2020
BETHALTOState Sen ... Event organizer Tom Anderson said the collection site will be on the corner of Illinois 140 and Texas Boulevard in Bethalto 11 a.m ... Volunteers will accept donations at that location for Community Hope Center in Bethalto, Crisis Food Center in Alton and Day Spring Four Square Church in South Roxana....
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ATHLETICS: Middleton named Director of Development

The Intelligencer 15 May 2020
Prior to MVRBC, Middleton held positions as account executive for WBGZ 1570 radio in Alton, Illinois and as program director of the Boys & Girls Club of Bethalto ... at the University of Illinois ... He resides in Bethalto with his wife, Missy, and their children, Ella and Camden....
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Freda Lawhon, 91

The Capital Journal 28 Apr 2020
Louis and worked for Southwestern Bell until her marriage in 1947 to Walter (Ray) Lawhon and then moved to Bethalto, Illinois. Their three sons, James, Kenneth and Terry were born in Alton, Illinois ... Ray immediately fell in love with the country, so they went back to Illinois, ......
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Former EHS athlete who killed 5-year-old son released from prison by Pritzker order

The Intelligencer 18 Apr 2020
EDWARDSVILLE — Some local officials are upset with Illinois Gov ... Pritzker’s decision to have Kwayera Jackson, the former Bethalto man who killed his 5-month-old son, released from prison ... “It’s very disturbing,” said Bethalto Mayor Alan Winslow, who was the lead investigator in the case ... Illinois Sen....
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Former EHS athlete who killed 5-month-old son released from prison by Pritzker order

The Intelligencer 18 Apr 2020
EDWARDSVILLE — Some local officials are upset with Illinois Gov ... Pritzker’s decision to have Kwayera Jackson, the former Bethalto man who killed his 5-month-old son, released from prison ... “It’s very disturbing,” said Bethalto Mayor Alan Winslow, who was the lead investigator in the case ... Illinois Sen....
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With lineup returning intact, CM softball looks to goals beyond .500-plus

The Telegraph - Alton 21 Mar 2020
Photo. Greg Shashack / The Telegraph. Photo ... Photo ... 1 / 4 ... BETHALTO – The initial two-week delay for spring sports in Illinois would have wiped away eight games Civic Memorial Eagles softball has scheduled for March ... The headliner is senior shortstop Jenna Christeson, who is signed to play Division I softball with the Salukis at Southern Illinois ... ....
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One dies, two seriously injured in crash

Journal Courier 05 Mar 2020
GRAFTON —A Bethalto woman died and two others suffered life-threatening injuries in a single-car crash Wednesday on Illinois Route 100....
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Oregon’s Leap Day Lady thinks about Feb. 29th 366 days of the year

The Oregonian 25 Feb 2020
You’ve never met anyone who loves leap day more than the Leap Day Lady ... Dawn Turnbeaugh, of Bethalto, Illinois, said a doctor convinced her mother to have her birth recorded as March 1 so “she would have a normal birthday.” Though all her identification lists her birthday as being in March, family lore has always maintained her birthday as leap day....
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Endangered bats narrow window for road project

The Telegraph - Alton 22 Feb 2020
The board also approved an agreement/funding and Illinois Department of Transportation resolutions for the county’s $250,000 share of the project ... of Bethalto. And the board approved a $905,000 bid from Keller Construction for Southwestern Illinois Flood Prevention District work....
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No. 18 Iowa earns Big Ten win over No. 19 Illinois

The Telegraph - Alton 02 Feb 2020
https.//www.thetelegraph.com/sports/article/No-18-Iowa-earns-Big-Ten-win-over-No-19-Illinois-15024572.php ... 19 Illinois ... 19 Illinois ... That foiled Illinois’ defensive plan against the Iowa junior center ... 19 Illinois 72-65 on Sunday ... “Just hit him,” Illinois coach Brad Underwood said ... Andres Feliz led Illinois with 17 points ... Illinois....
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Leadership faulted in Bethalto firefighter's death

Herald & Review 04 Jan 2020
BETHALTO — Failures in leadership at the scene of a March house fire in southern Illinois contributed to the death of a firefighter, state investigators concluded ... ....
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