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 preps for Homecoming

The Telegraph - Alton 01 Sep 2021
Employees of Luehrs’ Ideal Rides on Tuesday lift another section of the tracks for the Jungle Twist roller coaster into place during set-up in Bethalto Park for the annual Bethalto Homecoming ... The Bethalto Fire Department will be serving fish and people will be able to meet the 2021 Illinois Festival Queen Sydney Madison Daniel....
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BASKETBALL: Kansas, Illinois, Mizzou on SIUE women’s schedule

The Telegraph - Alton 31 Aug 2021
SIUE’s Allie Troeckler, a graduate student from Bethalto, and her teammates face a tough schedule which includes such non-conference opponents as Kansas, Illinois and Missouri ... 14), Illinois (Nov ... The Cougars also have set up non-conference home contests with Western Illinois (Dec ... 9), Illinois State (Dec ... 27), Eastern Illinois (Feb....
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Farmers’ Almanac releases winter forecast for Illinois

The Telegraph - Alton 30 Aug 2021
The Farmers’ Almanac predicts a cold and snowy January for Illinois, but a much quieter February ... The thought of ice should bring the shivers to many in Illinois after the 2021 New Year’s Day ice storm that paralyzed Central Illinois ... Farmers’ Almanac releases winter forecast for Illinois. Bethalto chicken dinner set Sept....
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Cardinals need to win at least four of six from Reds

Dispatch Argus 30 Aug 2021
By Rick Hummel St. Louis Post-Dispatch ...That’s probably fair,” manager Mike Shildt said before Sunday’s crushing 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh ... The best way to do that is head-to-head ... Today was important ... ... 31-Sept ... ... "It is HOT," said Nick Maberry of Bethalto, Illinois, who cools down with a wet towel during the sixth inning of baseball game between the St ... ....
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Hochman: Enough is enough. Replace Alex Reyes as the St. Louis Cardinals’ closer

Dispatch Argus 30 Aug 2021
By Benjamin Hochman St. Louis Post-Dispatch. No more of this. The Cardinals must replace Alex Reyes in the closer’s role. This latest appearance was the tipping point ... And then came Sunday’s denouement ... … ... Photos ... ... "It is HOT," said Nick Maberry of Bethalto, Illinois, who cools down with a wet towel during the sixth inning of baseball game between the St ... ....
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The Chicago Bears are cutting their roster down from 80 to 53 players. Here are ...

Dispatch Argus 27 Aug 2021
Tuesday ... Check back for updates. Who is required to get vaccinated under Illinois' new requirements and by when? ... Illinois' indoor mask mandate seems like a step back until one considers the alternative ... Photos ... ... "It is HOT," said Nick Maberry of Bethalto, Illinois, who cools down with a wet towel during the sixth inning of baseball game between the St....
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Jerseyville Police adopt P.I.N. program

The Telegraph - Alton 04 Aug 2021
Jerseyville Police have launched a free P.I.N. (Potentially Impaired or Non-Verbal Person) Sticker program to help first responders recognize potential barriers when interacting with people ... Program ... Newsletter signup ... Bethalto chicken dinner set Aug. 15. Bethalto man charged in auto theft ... Miss Illinois International wins Miss International 2021 pageant....
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Bethalto man charged in auto theft

The Telegraph - Alton 03 Aug 2021
EDWARDSVILLE — A Bethalto man has been charged with possession of a stolen vehicle ... Autery, 61, of Bethalto, was charged Aug ... The case was presented by the Bethalto Police Department ... Bethalto chicken dinner set Aug ... Bethalto man charged in auto theft ... Miss Illinois International wins Miss International 2021 pageant. IllinoisFirst Lady visit MAC....
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Miss Illinois International wins Miss International 2021 pageant

The Telegraph - Alton 03 Aug 2021
Miss Illinois International, Deepa Dhillon, won Miss International 2021 on Saturday, at the annual Miss International Pageant ... Bethalto chicken dinner set Aug ... Miss Illinois International wins Miss International 2021 pageant. IllinoisFirst Lady visit MAC....
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Illinois’ First Lady visit MAC

The Telegraph - Alton 03 Aug 2021
STAUNTON — IllinoisFirst Lady M.K. Pritzker visited the Macoupin Art Collective in July to learn more about the classes offered to kids and adults. Kids in a jewelry-making class showed Pritzker their work ... Newsletter signup. Newsletters, Alerts, and more ... Bethalto chicken dinner set Aug ... Illinois’ First Lady visit MAC ... ....
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Take 5: Things to do this week

The Telegraph - Alton 03 Aug 2021
9. 1of9. On Saturday take the opportunity to step inside the Motor Vessel Mississippi during a public open house by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District ... Show MoreShow Less ... Bethalto chicken dinner set Aug. 15. Bethalto man charged in auto theft ... Miss Illinois International wins Miss International 2021 pageant. IllinoisFirst Lady visit MAC ... ....
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Scooter’s Coffee opens in Glen Carbon

The Telegraph - Alton 03 Aug 2021
GLEN CARBON — Scooter’s Coffee is now open on Illinois 159 in Glen Carbon. A client of the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, the drive-thru coffeehouse is open 6 a.m.-8 p.m ... Bethalto chicken dinner set Aug ... IllinoisFirst Lady visit MAC....
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Convicted murderer faces armed violence, drug charges

The Telegraph - Alton 03 Aug 2021
EDWARDSVILLE — A Collinsville man convicted of murder in 2011 faces weapons and drug charges after a July 30 incident. Jevon E ... The case was presented by the Collinsville Police Department ... He has a 2011 St. Clair County conviction for second degree murder ... Bail was set at $250,000 ... Bethalto chicken dinner set Aug. 15. IllinoisFirst Lady visit MAC....
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