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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Coroner identifies two killed in motorcycle crash in Fairview Heights

St Louis Post-Dispatch 25 May 2021
The two killed Sunday were identified as Kaleb D. Ball, 30, of Bethalto and Kayla Steinmetz, 25, of Columbia, Illinois ... ....
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FRIDAY BOYS ROUNDUP: Tigers send out seven pitchers to beat CM

The Telegraph - Alton 15 May 2021
The Edwardsville Tigers rolled out seven pitchers to cover seven innings Friday at the Bethalto Sports Complex. All seven were troublesome for the Civic Memorial Eagles ... C.J ... Louis earlier this season, picked up the win as the first of seven Tigers pitchers to throw Friday in a win over CM at the Bethalto Sports Complex.Matt Kamp / Hearst Illinois ... ....
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Wood River felon faces weapons charge

The Telegraph - Alton 06 May 2021
EDWARDSVILLE — A Wood River man faces a felony weapons charge after being found in possession of a blackjack. Kinny L ... The case was presented by the South Roxana Police Department ... • Robert D ... Radcliff, 19, of Bethalto, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of weapons, a Class 4 felony. The case was presented by the Illinois State Police ... ....
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Johnson & Johnson clinics set

The Telegraph - Alton 04 May 2021
Clinics are planned in Bethalto, Collinsville, Edwardsville, Hamel and Highland ... On Monday, the IDPH reported that 9,410,057 vaccines had been administered in Illinois. The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois was 11,802,395 ... Elvis has left the building — for Bethalto Central Park. April brought three-season mix to Illinois....
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HAYES: It’s been a long time between ‘special nights’

The Telegraph - Alton 04 May 2021
3. 1of3 ... 2of3 ... 3of3 ... Elvis has left the building — for Bethalto Central Park. April brought three-season mix to Illinois ... Sabo, who played at Northern Illinois University after graduating from AHS, spent her first season as a soccer coach as an assistant to first-year head coach Hoener at Marquette before accepting the AHS job the following year ... ....
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Little girl’s legacy continues at her own playhouse

The Telegraph - Alton 04 May 2021
9. 1of9. Lucy Haskell got her own playhouse in 1885 for her fifth birthday. She sadly died at the age of 9, but her playhouse still stands today.Provided by Margaret HopkinsShow MoreShow Less. 2of9 ... Dominic GenettiShow MoreShow Less. 3of9. 4of9 ... 5of9 ... 6of9 ... Elvis has left the building — for Bethalto Central Park. April brought three-season mix to Illinois ... ....
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Metro Cup Showcase set this week for area girls soccer teams

The Telegraph - Alton 02 May 2021
“(Althoff and Southwestern Illinois College coach ) Juergen Huentter runs the showcase,” Alton coach Gwen Sabo said ... The Southern Illinois Soccer (recreation) League hosted a college showcase for several season in the 1990s at Gordon Moore Park ... Elvis has left the building — for Bethalto Central Park....
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SATURDAY GIRLS ROUNDUP: Marquette, Jersey split doubleheader

The Telegraph - Alton 02 May 2021
The Explorers are 8-3. The Panthers are 4-2 ... 3. 1of3 ... 2of3 ... 3of3 ... Elvis has left the building — for Bethalto Central Park. April brought three-season mix to Illinois ... Southwestern sweeps Civic MemorialThe Eagles dropped to 0-8 with a doubleheader loss to the Piasa Birds at the Bethalto Sports Complex, The Birds won 8-4 and 4-3 to improve to 6-3 ... ....
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Ulrich goes deep in discus; North Mac, Marquette win Bert Trump Relays (w/ 48 photos)

The Telegraph - Alton 28 Apr 2021
Jayden Ulrich’s school-record discus throw in the April 19 season opening meet at Bethalto was the 14th longest in Illinois girls track and field state history. Now, only state record holder Kelsey Card remains. East Alton-Wood River’s Ulrich rose to No ... Newsletter signup. Newsletters, Alerts, and more. Latest news ... 72. 1of72 ... 2of72 ... 3of72 ... ....
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CM overpowers MEL in Giordano’s final match

The Telegraph - Alton 24 Apr 2021
CM’s Lauren Dunlap hammers down a kill in the second game against Metro-East Lutheran on Friday in Bethalto.Matt Kamp / Hearst Illinois Show MoreShow Less ... Metro-East Lutheran’s Caitlin Reynolds tries to go up for a tip against Civic Memorial on Friday in Bethalto.Matt Kamp / Hearst Illinois Show MoreShow Less....
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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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