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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DUI charge filed after four hurt in Jersey crash

The Telegraph - Alton 21 Apr 2021
According to a preliminary report from Illinois State Police, David E. Price, 74, of Jerseyville was going west on Illinois Route 16 about 5.38 p.m. Monday when his pickup truck turned left onto Centennial Road and collided head-on with a car going east on Illinois 16 ... Grant, 24, of Bethalto, and Gary M....
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Pursuit ends in construction zone crash

The Telegraph - Alton 09 Apr 2021
Information was not available on what prompted a traffic stop by police on a Chrysler 300 just before noon Friday on Illinois 111 at Airline Drive, but the vehicle fled the scene pursued by law enforcement authorities from Roxana, South Roxana, Hartford, Wood River and Bethalto ... Illinois State Police were called to the scene to work the accident....
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Gift Box marking 10th anniversary

The Telegraph - Alton 18 Mar 2021
BETHALTOThe Gift Box is holding a 10th anniversary celebration March 27-28 at its locations at 512 E. Bethalto Drive (Illinois 140) in Bethalto and 202 S. State St., Jerseyville. The Jerseyville location also is marking its first anniversary. The Gift Box now includes nearly 100 vendors ... April 3 at its Bethalto location ... ....
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Alton man charged with aggravated DUI

The Telegraph - Alton 12 Mar 2021
EDWARDSVILLE – An Alton man was charged Wednesday with aggravated DUI while having a suspended license. Nathaniel A ... The case was presented by the Alton Police Department ... Illinois Democrats applaud $1.9T stimulus bill ... Reames, 33, of Bethalto, was charged with unlawful possession of an Illinois vehicle registration sticker, a Class 4 felony ... ....
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Despite losing record, Jersey’s un-season has ‘just been great’

The Telegraph - Alton 10 Mar 2021
Brunaugh (right) powers past CM’s Dathan Greene on a drive to the basket in the first half of a Mississippi Valley Conference boys basketball game on Monday night in Bethalto.Greg Shashack / The TelegraphShow MoreShow Less ... BETHALTO – Since the IHSA put a smile on Illinois with the Jan....
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Conservation district selling trees

The Telegraph - Alton 26 Feb 2021
Conservation district selling trees ... 3, between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m ... Pickup of the trees will be at the USDA Service Center, 7205 Marine Road (Illinois 143), Edwardsville, on Friday, April 16 ... Central Illinois Cougars coming to GMP’s new turf. Bethalto musician goes global ... 3 Bethalto musician goes global ... 6 Bethalto dispatching to be handled by Wood River ... ....
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Ayo-less Illini roll over Cornhuskers

The Telegraph - Alton 26 Feb 2021
5 Illinois beat Nebraska 86-70 on Thursday night. Illinois (17-6, 13-4 Big Ten) played without star Ayo Dosunmu, who broke his nose Tuesday against Michigan State and is expected to miss at least two more games ... Illinois was 30 for 62 from the field (48%) while Nebraska shot 27 for 61 (44%) ... Miller had 16 points at halftime and Illinois led 36-28....
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Thursday Local Scores

The Telegraph - Alton 26 Feb 2021
https.//www.thetelegraph.com/sports/article/Thursday-Local-Scores-15981088.php. Thursday Local Scores ... Recommended Video.. Thursday’s Results. PREP BASKETBALL ... Illinois 86, Nebraska 70 ... Central Illinois Cougars coming to GMP’s new turf. Bethalto musician goes global ... 3 Bethalto musician goes global ... 6 Bethalto dispatching to be handled by Wood River ... ....
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Godfrey roadwork set March 1-3

The Telegraph - Alton 26 Feb 2021
https.//www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Godfrey-roadwork-set-March-1-3-15979831.php. Godfrey roadwork set March 1-3. The Telegraph Published 2.38 pm CST, Thursday, February 25, 2021 ... Central Illinois Cougars coming to GMP’s new turf. Bethalto musician goes global ... 3 Bethalto musician goes global ... 6 Bethalto dispatching to be handled by Wood River ... ....
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L&C Veterans Club hosting blood drive

The Telegraph - Alton 26 Feb 2021
https.//www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/L-C-Veterans-Club-hosting-blood-drive-15979700.php. L&C Veterans Club hosting blood drive ... to 3 p.m ... LewisClark1 or call 800-RED CROSS ... Insider ... Central Illinois Cougars coming to GMP’s new turf. Bethalto musician goes global ... 3 Bethalto musician goes global ... 6 Bethalto dispatching to be handled by Wood River ... ....
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Alton schools heading back to five day a week classes

The Telegraph - Alton 26 Feb 2021
https.//www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Alton-schools-heading-back-to-five-day-a-week-15982249.php. Alton schools heading back to five day a week classes ... Image 1 of / 1 ... 1 / 1 ... Insider ... Central Illinois Cougars coming to GMP’s new turf. Bethalto musician goes global ... 3 Bethalto musician goes global ... 6 Bethalto dispatching to be handled by Wood River ... ....
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Wright brothers show the way in SIUE win

The Telegraph - Alton 26 Feb 2021
“I told him after the Eastern Illinois game that I was playing him and he has responded ever since.” ... SIUE can clinch a spot in next week’s OVC Tournament with an Eastern Illinois loss to Southeast Missouri Thursday night ... Central Illinois Cougars coming to GMP’s new turf. Bethalto musician goes global....
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SIUE women fall to UT Martin

The Telegraph - Alton 26 Feb 2021
https.//www.thetelegraph.com/sports/article/SIUE-women-fall-to-UT-Martin-15980595.php. SIUE women fall to UT Martin. The Telegraph Published 6.27 pm CST, Thursday, February 25, 2021 ... Photo ... Central Illinois Cougars coming to GMP’s new turf. Bethalto musician goes global ... 5 Bethalto musician goes global ... 7 Bethalto dispatching to be handled by Wood River ... ....

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