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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SPORTS BRIEFS: Oilers names new baseball coach

The Telegraph - Alton 12 Sep 2019
https.//www.thetelegraph.com/sports/article/SPORTS-BRIEFS-Oilers-names-new-baseball-coach-14434494.php. SPORTS BRIEFS. Oilers names new baseball coach ... Dorsey takes helm at EA-WR ... He has worked as an assistant baseball coach at CM two seasons and was manager of the Bethalto Junior American Legion team that won the Illinois Area title this summer ... - ... - ... -....
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IDOT crews to start repaving section of 140

The Intelligencer 10 Sep 2019
BETHALTO — The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that Route 140 from east of South Moreland Road to two miles west of Route 159 will be intermittently ......
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County board member’s husband replaced on Housing Authority

The Intelligencer 22 Aug 2019
Glasper’s term expires Aug. 31 ...Resolutions calling for the demolition of 134, 136 and 168 Douglas Place, and 2610 Nancy, all in Granite City; and a building at 4064 Culp Lane, Bethalto. • The expansion of the Riverbend Enterprise Zone to include an additional 160 acres in Bethalto along Illinois Route 111 ... Louis Regional Airport ... ....
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Enterprise zone listed on county board agenda

The Intelligencer 21 Aug 2019
EDWARDSVILLE — Expanding the Riverbend Enterprise Zone to include an additional 160 acres in Bethalto along Illinois 111 is among the items on the agenda for Wednesday’s Madison County Board meeting ... City, and a building at 4064 Culp Lane in Bethalto....
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BRIEFS: Shofroth records hole-in-one

The Intelligencer 15 Aug 2019
D’Quan Applewhite, Men’s Basketball (Harvey, Illinois), Christen King, Women’s Basketball (Medina, Tennessee), Kai Koehler, Women’s Basketball (Dunlap, Illinois), Allie Troeckler, Women’s Basketball (Bethalto, Illinois), Zaria Whitlock, Women’s Basketball (St....
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Panel oks expanding Bethalto enterprise zone

The Telegraph - Alton 14 Aug 2019
https.//www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Panel-oks-expanding-Bethalto-enterprise-zone-14304200.php. Panel oks expanding Bethalto enterprise zone ... Panel oks expanding Bethalto enterprise zone ... The expansion would be approximately 160 acres along Illinois 111 on both sides of Airline Drive in Bethalto....
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ATHLETICS: SIUE athletes earn honor roll marks

The Intelligencer 14 Aug 2019
Sydney Bauman (Glen Ellyn, Illinois), Lyric Boone (Rochester, Illinois), Cloe Churchill (Canton, Illinois), Mikala Hall (Danville, Illinois), Mikia Keith (Indianapolis, Indiana), Christen King (Medina, Tennessee), Kai Koehler (Dunlap, Illinois), Allie Troeckler (Bethalto, Illinois), Zaria Whitlock (St....
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JUNIOR LEGION BASEBALL: Bethalto Post 214 claims state championship

The Telegraph - Alton 11 Aug 2019
https.//www.thetelegraph.com/sports/article/JUNIOR-LEGION-BASEBALL-Bethalto-Post-214-claims-14295993.php ... Bethalto Post 214 claims state championship ... Bethalto was one of three teams representing Southern IllinoisFifth Division along with Valmeyer and Breese. Bethalto won four of five games in Moline and finished the season with a 20-6 record....
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Three masked gunmen reportedly flee Alton CVS Friday morning, police establish perimeter

The Intelligencer 09 Aug 2019
ALTON — Alton, Bethalto, Illinois State Police and other agencies early Friday morning were combing areas of Upper Alton for three men suspected of robbing the CVS Pharmacy, 2422 College Ave. The incident occurred around 4 a.m ... No injuries were reported ... ....
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New water mains coming to Alton

The Telegraph - Alton 31 Jul 2019
ALTON — Illinois American Water officials on Wednesday announced the firm is investing more than $700,000 to enhance water service for Alton customers ... The purchased added about 23,000 new wastewater customers to Illinois American Water’s customer base in Alton, Godfrey and Bethalto....
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Late Medicare pay may close Bethalto nursing home

The Telegraph - Alton 22 Jul 2019
https.//www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Late-Medicaid-pay-may-close-Bethalto-nursing-home-14114119.php. Late Medicare pay may close Bethalto nursing home ... BETHALTO — The owner of a Bethalto nursing home on Monday said it may have to shut the doors because Illinois has not made its Medicare payments....
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Late Medicaid pay may close Bethalto nursing home

The Intelligencer 22 Jul 2019
BETHALTO — The owner of a Bethalto nursing home on Monday said it may have to shut the doors because Illinois has not made its Medicare payments. Linda Daniels, owner and administrator of Bethalto Care Center at 815 S ... Officials with the Illinois Department of ......
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Andrew Edward Erwin

The Herald Palladium 17 Jul 2019
He passed away on July 13, 2019, age 35, at his home in Bethalto, Ill., after a long battle of drug addiction. Andy grew up in Michigan and moved to Illinois about 10 years ago ... He worked at a variety of jobs until moving to Illinois,�where he became a ......

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