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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Woman pleads guilty in 2019 Bethalto deaths

The Telegraph - Alton 04 Dec 2021
EDWARDSVILLE — An Alabama woman will serve life in prison after pleading guilty to her role in the deaths of three Bethalto residents in 2019 ... Brittany McMillan will serve a life sentence, the maximum available under Illinois law ... 19, 2019, authorities found the bodies of Yates, Brooks and McMillian in a home on Mill Street in Bethalto....
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Woman gets life in prison for murders of 3 in Bethalto

The News-Gazette 04 Dec 2021
(AP) — An Alabama woman has pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree murder in the 2019 shooting deaths of three people in Bethalto, Illinois ... Authorities claim that Witcher and McMillan knew the victims and that Witcher was the gunman when the pair visited the Bethalto home to get a car to avoid police....
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Deep South News Digest

Dothan Eagle 04 Dec 2021
TOP STORIES. ... — BETHALTO-THREE DEAD — An Alabama woman has pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree murder in the 2019 shooting deaths of three people in Bethalto, Illinois ... BKC-SOUTHERN MISS-SOUTHERN ILLINOIS. Southern Miss plays Southern Illinois at SIU Arena ... BKC-JACKSON STATE-ILLINOIS STATE. Jackson State plays Illinois State at Redbird Arena....
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McLanding

The Telegraph - Alton 18 Nov 2021
... A private jet comes in for a landing Wednesday over Illinois Route 140 in Bethalto....
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Hearing held on I-70 bridge, Illinois 3 corridor space

The Telegraph - Alton 18 Nov 2021
COLLINSVILLE – A small crowd gathered Tuesday in Collinsville for a public comment on corridor protection studies for the relocated Illinois 3/New Mississippi River Bridge, also known as the Stan Musial Bridge ... Myler said some of the improvements on Illinois 3 to the south are funded and part of IDOT’s current long-range plans....
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Hearing set for Illinois 3 corridors

The Telegraph - Alton 11 Nov 2021
COLLINSVILLE – The Illinois Department of Transportation will hold an in-person public comment hearing on the relocated Illinois 3/new Mississippi River Bridge corridors protection preliminary engineering studies 4-7 p.m ... The relocated Illinois 3 corridor is from Sauget to Venice ... Fish fry set in Bethalto. Hearing set for Illinois 3 corridors....
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Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin finds its footing in victory over Bethalto Civic Memorial 42-7

Journal Gazette 07 Nov 2021
Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin dominated the first half and coasted to a convincing 42-7 victory over Bethalto Civic Memorial in an Illinois high school football matchup ... ....
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Putting it all together: Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin overwhelms Bethalto Civic Memorial 42-7

Herald & Review - Decatur 07 Nov 2021
Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin controlled the scoreboard and the game in a sound 42-7 victory over Bethalto Civic Memorial during this Illinois football game ... ....
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Madison County marriages and civil unions, Oct. 19

The Intelligencer 22 Oct 2021
Combs, Austen Andrew of Highland, Illinois. Rodich, Sarah Elizabeth of Highland, Illinois. Garrison, Blake Andrew of Collinsville, Illinois. Fenelon, Courtney Leigh of Collinsville, Illinois. Wilson, Thomas Forrest of Godfrey, Illinois ... Brown, Andrew Ryan of Bethalto, Illinois. Hulme, Gabriella Christine of Bethalto, Illinois ... of Trenton, Illinois....
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Madison County marriages and civil unions, Oct. 5

The Intelligencer 08 Oct 2021
Sinks, Joshua Michael of Cottage Hills, Illinois. Palmer, Amanda Lyn of Bethalto, Illinois. Skinner, Noah Christian of Caseyville, Illinois. Miller, Makenzie Paige of Caseyville, Illinois ... McCann, Kaden James Wells of Edwardsville, Illinois ... Hale, Tyler Lee of Bethalto, Illinois. Wallen, Alyssa Ann of Bethalto, Illinois....
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Bethalto favorite reopens with new life

The Telegraph - Alton 02 Oct 2021
Melissa Ray of Bethalto shops inside The Co-Op at Klein Hall which opened Friday in the former Klein’s building, 128 W. Central St., in Bethalto ... Diane Fielder, left, and Brenda Gibbons, right, both of Bethalto, shop Friday after the opening of The Co-Op at Klein Hall at 128 W ... in Bethalto ... Central St., in Bethalto....
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Street closures continue for Alton sewer work

The Telegraph - Alton 02 Oct 2021
ALTON — Selected street closures will continue next week as part of Illinois American Water’s work to separate the Alton combined sewer system and install new sanitary sewers ... When Illinois ... Illinois eviction moratorium expires Sunday ... Bethalto favorite reopens with new life....
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County drug takeback set Oct. 23

The Telegraph - Alton 02 Oct 2021
EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Haine, Madison County Sheriff John Lakin and Madison County Coroner Steve Nonn are sponsoring the county’s Prescription Drug Takeback Day event on Oct. 23 ... to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23 ... Newsletters, Alerts, and more ... Illinois eviction moratorium expires Sunday. Bethalto favorite reopens with new life ... ....
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