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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Bethalto baker Tanya Ott to represent in ‘The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition’

The Telegraph - Alton 04 Dec 2019
https.//www.thetelegraph.com/features/article/Bethalto-baker-Tanya-Ott-to-represent-in-14879959.php. Bethalto baker Tanya Ott to represent in ‘The Great American Baking Show ... Her three children have attended school in Bethalto and two have now graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville....
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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Cougars win in Barone’s debut

The Intelligencer 30 Oct 2019
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill.Brian Barone will vividly remember his first game as head coach of the SIUE men’s basketball team. So will the Cougars ... Caden Clark, a 6-foot sophomore guard from nearby Civic Memorial High in Bethalto, Illinois, scored 13 points to lead Fontbonne, an NCAA Division school and member of the St ... ....
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SIUE MEN’S BASKETBALL: Energized Cougars top Fontbonne in exhibition opener

The Telegraph - Alton 30 Oct 2019
https.//www.thetelegraph.com/sports/article/SIUE-MEN-8217-S-BASKETBALL-Energized-Cougars-14573065.php. SIUE MEN’S BASKETBALL ... Photo.. SIUE Athletics. Photo.. SIUE Athletics ... Caden Clark, a 6-foot sophomore guard from nearby Civic Memorial High in Bethalto, Illinois, scored 13 points to lead Fontbonne, an NCAA Division school and member of the St ... ....
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Associated Press state football rankings, 7-2019

Dispatch Argus 10 Oct 2019
ILLINOIS.. Here are the seventh set of rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. This poll was released Oct. 8. Class 8A. School W-L Pts Prv. 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... 6 ... 7 ... Chillicothe Illinois Valley Central 17, Kankakee Bishop McNamara 12, Bethalto Civic Memorial 1, Benton 1....
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Associated Press Week 7 Illinois high school football rankings

Chicago Sun-Times 09 Oct 2019
Montini’s Jeremiah Banks-Wall (52) holds back Notre Dame’s Andrew Spandiary (23). Kirsten Stickney/For the Sun-Times The latest rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters ... East St ... St ... Mt ... St ... Illinois Valley Central 17, Bishop McNamara 12, Bethalto Civic Memorial 1, Benton 1....
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Illinois High School Football Top 10 Poll

Reflector 08 Oct 2019
Here are the latest rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters.. Class 8A. School. W-L. Pts. Prv. 1. Lincoln-Way East (11). (6-0). 110. 1. 2. Gurnee Warren. (6-0). 80. 2. 3. Loyola. (4-2). 76. 4. 4 ... (6-0). 71. 5. 5 ... Illinois Valley Central 17, Bishop McNamara 12, Bethalto Civic Memorial 1, Benton 1....
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Runnin’ for guts: 5K event raising money for Crohn’s and Colitis

The Telegraph - Alton 08 Oct 2019
https.//www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Runnin-8217-for-guts-5K-event-raising-money-14499555.php. Runnin’ for guts. 5K event raising money for Crohn’s and Colitis. 5K event raising money for Crohn’s and Colitis ... Image 1 of / 4 ... 1 / 4 ... When ... 12 ... The run/walk event grew, and for a few years, it was held at Belk Park in Bethalto, Illinois....
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Pot arrests hit these Alton, Jerseyville area neighborhoods harder than others, according to statewide study.

The Telegraph - Alton 01 Oct 2019
Pritzker’s administration shows areas of Alton, Bethalto, East Alton and tracts of Madison, Jersey and Greene counties among parts of Illinois considered “disproportionately impacted” by marijuana-related law enforcement ... The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation will begin accepting applications on Dec....
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Columbia College bowling gets season started this weekend

Columbia Missourian 28 Sep 2019
Perhaps the most decorated member of the group is Ashley Westbrook, a bowler from Bethalto, Illinois, who placed 28th at the Illinois High School Association State Finals as a senior at Alton (Ill.) High School....
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Emerging legal issues for Illinois

The Intelligencer 23 Sep 2019
“While many Illinois employers are aware that Illinois will legalize marijuana usage next year, the impact of this change in law, as well as several other new legislative developments, will significantly change employer/employee relations in 2020 and beyond,” said Berry, who is a principal at Jackson Lewis P.C ... in East Alton, Illinois....
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Oct. 11 talk targets new pot law’s workplace effect

The Telegraph - Alton 21 Sep 2019
11, at Lewis and Clark Community College’s Bethalto Education Center, 1136 E ... “While many Illinois employers are aware that Illinois will legalize marijuana usage next year, the impact of this change in law, as well as several other new legislative developments, will ......
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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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