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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With lineup returning intact, CM softball looks to goals beyond .500-plus

The Telegraph - Alton 21 Mar 2020
Photo. Greg Shashack / The Telegraph. Photo ... Photo ... 1 / 4 ... BETHALTO – The initial two-week delay for spring sports in Illinois would have wiped away eight games Civic Memorial Eagles softball has scheduled for March ... The headliner is senior shortstop Jenna Christeson, who is signed to play Division I softball with the Salukis at Southern Illinois ... ....
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One dies, two seriously injured in crash

Journal Courier 05 Mar 2020
GRAFTON —A Bethalto woman died and two others suffered life-threatening injuries in a single-car crash Wednesday on Illinois Route 100....
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Oregon’s Leap Day Lady thinks about Feb. 29th 366 days of the year

The Oregonian 25 Feb 2020
You’ve never met anyone who loves leap day more than the Leap Day Lady ... Dawn Turnbeaugh, of Bethalto, Illinois, said a doctor convinced her mother to have her birth recorded as March 1 so “she would have a normal birthday.” Though all her identification lists her birthday as being in March, family lore has always maintained her birthday as leap day....
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Endangered bats narrow window for road project

The Telegraph - Alton 22 Feb 2020
The board also approved an agreement/funding and Illinois Department of Transportation resolutions for the county’s $250,000 share of the project ... of Bethalto. And the board approved a $905,000 bid from Keller Construction for Southwestern Illinois Flood Prevention District work....
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No. 18 Iowa earns Big Ten win over No. 19 Illinois

The Telegraph - Alton 02 Feb 2020
https.//www.thetelegraph.com/sports/article/No-18-Iowa-earns-Big-Ten-win-over-No-19-Illinois-15024572.php ... 19 Illinois ... 19 Illinois ... That foiled Illinois’ defensive plan against the Iowa junior center ... 19 Illinois 72-65 on Sunday ... “Just hit him,” Illinois coach Brad Underwood said ... Andres Feliz led Illinois with 17 points ... Illinois....
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Leadership faulted in Bethalto firefighter's death

Journal Gazette 04 Jan 2020
BETHALTO — Failures in leadership at the scene of a March house fire in southern Illinois contributed to the death of a firefighter, state investigators concluded ... ....
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‘New Year, New You Expo’ at SIUE to help with New Year’s goals

The Telegraph - Alton 01 Jan 2020
4, in the First Community Arena at Vadalabene Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville ... First Community Arena at Vadalabene Center, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville ... More than 51,000 people moved out of Illinois last year, most... BY The Telegraph Report cites leadership failures in Bethalto fire that killed......
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Mission minded: New Elsah shop carries on a charitable tradition

The Telegraph - Alton 01 Jan 2020
https.//www.thetelegraph.com/features/article/Mission-minded-New-Elsah-shop-carries-on-a-14943050.php ... 1 / 7 ... More than 51,000 people moved out of Illinois last year, most... BY Greg Bishop The Center Square Missouri officials ponder impact of Illinois’ bill to... BY The Telegraph Report cites leadership failures in Bethalto fire that killed... ....
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LC’s ‘Queen B’ just wanted a chance to play in the U.S. Now, Rabale is ...

The Telegraph - Alton 01 Jan 2020
https.//www.thetelegraph.com/sports/article/LC-8217-s-8216-Queen-B-8217-just-wanted-a-14942055.php ... Photo ... More than 51,000 people moved out of Illinois last year, most... BY Greg Bishop The Center Square Missouri officials ponder impact of Illinois’ bill to... BY The Telegraph Report cites leadership failures in Bethalto fire that killed... ....
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Report cites leadership failures in deadly fire

Journal Courier 31 Dec 2019
BETHALTO — An Illinois Occupational Safety and Health report details what it called failures in leadership by on-scene commanders during a March 5 house fire in Bethalto during which a collapsed wall killed Godfrey Fire Capt ... and Bethalto fire departments worked the scene....
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Leadership failures cited in Illinois firefighter's death

San Francisco Chronicle 30 Dec 2019
BETHALTO, Ill. (AP) — Failures in leadership at the scene of a March house fire in southern Illinois contributed to the death of a firefighter, state investigators concluded ... Jake Ringering was killed and three other firefighters were injured on when a 21-foot wall collapsed in the village of Bethalto....
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Three accused in burglary of Grafton’s Ruebel Hotel, Abigail’s Tap Room

The Telegraph - Alton 30 Dec 2019
https.//www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Three-charged-in-Grafton-burglary-14940201.php. Three accused in burglary of Grafton’s Ruebel Hotel, Abigail’s Tap Room ... Image 1 of / 1 ... 1 / 1 ... Justin C ... Missouri officials ponder impact of Illinois’ bill to... BY The Telegraph Report cites leadership failures in Bethalto fire that killed... ....
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Legal marijuana sales may spark Midwest interstate tension

The Telegraph - Alton 30 Dec 2019
As Illinois prepares to join the recreational market on Wednesday, officials are renewing warnings to consumers against carrying such products over state lines ... 1 and in Illinois on Jan ... Illinois is the 11th state to broadly allow marijuana’s use and sale, shrinking early states’ market advantage and ability to draw tourists....
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