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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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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Illinois eviction moratorium expires Sunday

The Telegraph - Alton 02 Oct 2021
Bob Palmer, policy director at Housing Action Illinois, said he’s hopeful there won’t be a crush of evictions to happen on the day the moratorium expires, because the Supreme Court’s order has slowed the process of eviction cases moving through the courts ... Illinois eviction moratorium expires Sunday. Bethalto favorite reopens with new life....
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Principia College earns honors

The Telegraph - Alton 02 Oct 2021
ELSAH — Principia College has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, two of the country’s leading college rankings. In its 2022 Best Colleges rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked Principia College No ... The latest U.S ... More news ... Illinois eviction moratorium expires Sunday ... Bethalto favorite reopens with new life....
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Get out: Here’s what’s happening

The Telegraph - Alton 02 Oct 2021
Vintage Voices will be giving walking tours at Alton Cemetery, 1205 E. 5th St., noon-2.30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, and Sunday, Oct. 3. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2. 20th Annual Vintage Voices. Noon-2.30 p.m., Alton Cemetery, 1205 E. 5th St., Alton ... Alton Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market ... Illinois eviction moratorium expires Sunday. Bethalto favorite reopens with new life ... ....
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Minor injuries reported in Bethalto crash

The Telegraph - Alton 30 Sep 2021
... a trailer being carried by a truck, according to Bethalto Police Chief Mike Dixon....
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Madison County marriages and civil unions, Sept. 21

The Intelligencer 28 Sep 2021
Munster, Tiernen Alexander of Alton, Illinois. Hemken, Mikaila Sky of Alton, Illinois. Mvula, Joe of Edwardsville, Illinois. Brooks, Niteesa Gloria Mae of Edwardsville, Illinois. Feddersen, Tyler Matthew of Elsah, Illinois. Wasson, Avalon Fair of Brighton, Illinois ... Wooley III, Richard Lee of Bethalto, Illinois. Mick, Brianna Kate of Bethalto, Illinois....
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Ride for Wishes raises $11,000

The Telegraph - Alton 28 Sep 2021
Two Make A Wish children sit on Illinois State Police motorcycles that were used to escort the Ride for Wishes on Sept ... The 60-mile ride was escorted by two Illinois State Police motorcycle troopers with help from Madison County sheriff’s deputies and Bethalto police officers....
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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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