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Quinn Encourages Hiring Veterans - Alton Daily News

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 23:13

Quinn Encourages Hiring Veterans
Alton Daily News
“The best way to help a veteran,” says Gov. Pat Quinn, “is to make sure we have a j-o-b for that veteran coming home.” With that, the governor signed a trio of laws encouraging the employment of Illinois veterans. The new laws, all effective Jan. 1 ...

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Illinois Economy Shows Strength - Alton Daily News

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 23:13

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Illinois Economy Shows Strength
Alton Daily News
A monthly measure of Illinois' economy is the highest it has been in six years. The Flash Index, put out by the University of Illinois' Institute of Government and Public Affairs, reads 106.3 for June. It's a weighted average of personal income ...

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Kirk Urges Lawmakers to Pass Immigration Reform - Alton Daily News

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 23:13

Kirk Urges Lawmakers to Pass Immigration Reform
Alton Daily News
What chance does the Senate-passed immigration reform have in the U.S. House of Representatives? U.S. Sen. Mark S. Kirk (R-Ill.) voted for the bill. He's a former House member who's dubious about his influence over there now. “I don't work there anymore.

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Illinois DCEO Director Discusses Job Growth - Alton Daily News

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 23:13

Illinois DCEO Director Discusses Job Growth
Alton Daily News
Job creation is a big issue for a state that has a 9.1 percent unemployment rate, higher than the national average. At the first meeting of the House Business Growth and Incentives Committee, Adam Pollet, director of the Illinois Department of Commerce ...

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Alton Legion shoots of dud in Firecracker finale - Alton Telegraph

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 18:59

Alton Legion shoots of dud in Firecracker finale
Alton Telegraph
Alton Legion shoots of dud in Firecracker finale By LOUIE KORAC thetelegraph.com. ALTONAlton got a reprieve when it was awarded the wildcard berth in the 2013 Southwestern Illinois Firecracker Classic when Fairview Heights lost to Texarkana (Ark.).

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Despite Smaller Staff, Ill. City Expects ISO Rating Boost - Firehouse.com

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 12:57

Despite Smaller Staff, Ill. City Expects ISO Rating Boost
Firehouse.com
"The city of Alton's Insurance Services Office (ISO) Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating has been improved to a Class 3, effective October 1st," from a Class 4, Fire Chief Bernie Sebold said. "The ISO rating assists insurance companies in ...

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Alton gets better ISO rating - Alton Telegraph

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 08:06

Alton gets better ISO rating
Alton Telegraph
Sebold said the upgrade was a result of a cooperative effort beyond just the AFD. “I would like to thank the personnel of the Alton Fire Department, Alton Police Department dispatchers, East Alton Fire Department and the Illinois American Water for all ...

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Program Teaches Inmates Homebuilding Skills - Alton Daily News

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 23:01

Program Teaches Inmates Homebuilding Skills
Alton Daily News
If the corrections system works as it's supposed to, the people in prison will go on to lead better lives and not return. A program the Illinois Department of Corrections runs with Lake Land College is preparing inmates for life outside by teaching ...

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Dorothy V. Ward 1925-2013 - Trib- Today

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 22:21

Dorothy V. Ward 1925-2013
Trib- Today
She was born May 3, 1925, in Wood River, Ill., where she graduated from Wood River High School as valedictorian in 1943 and worked during World War II for Owens Illinois Glass Co. in Alton, Ill. After the war, she attended the University of Illinois ...

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Guest view: Recognize what metro-east levees protect - Belleville News Democrat

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:51

Guest view: Recognize what metro-east levees protect
Belleville News Democrat
Some people might have been confused by recent reports about levee breaches in West Alton, Mo., or Grafton, thinking it was part of the levee system protecting the communities from Alton to Columbia in Southwestern Illinois. While these communities ...

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Beauty meets history at confluence of three great rivers - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 09:37

Beauty meets history at confluence of three great rivers
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Robert Wadlow, who grew to nearly nine feet tall, was born in Alton. You can see a life-size statue of this "Gentle Giant" at 2810 College Ave. (Illinois Route 140). He was born in 1918 and weighed 500 pounds when he died from complications brought on ...
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Holiday Patrols Continue - Alton Daily News

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 23:19

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Holiday Patrols Continue
Alton Daily News
A holiday weekend is here. That means increased traffic patrols. The target is drunk drivers, says Michael Witter, regional administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “Law enforcement will be cracking down on impaired drivers ...

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Business Bulletin Board - STLtoday.com

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 23:02

Business Bulletin Board
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Alton, Ill. 62002. 618-465-3255. SwaggHer Fitness opened a fitness studio: • 15 North 47th Street. Belleville, Ill. 62226. 618-767-6676. ON THE WEB. Chesterfield-based Jenny Present jewelry designer and retailer launched an upgraded website at ...

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Crowd enjoys fireworks display - Alton Telegraph

Thu, 07/04/2013 - 18:36

Crowd enjoys fireworks display
Alton Telegraph
Officials from the Alton Police, Fire, Park and Recreation, and Public Works departments met last week with representatives of Alton Marina, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Alton Regional ...

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More Than 50 Fireworks Shells Explode A Minute - fox2now.com

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 21:24

More Than 50 Fireworks Shells Explode A Minute
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ALTON, IL (KTVI)– America`s celebration of freedom and liberty always comes early in Alton, Illinois. Every year city officials hold the fireworks show on July 3rd, that way citizens can enjoy the Alton show and Fair St. Louis the next day. It was a ...

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Illinois $6.1B in the Red - Alton Daily News

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 04:21

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Illinois $6.1B in the Red
Alton Daily News
By Jim Anderson - Illinois Radio Network. The state's financial situation, on paper, is better than it was last year at this time. The amount the state owes to all creditors, as of the close of Fiscal Year 2013, is $6.1 billion – down from $7.5 billion ...

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Most Fireworks Illegal In Illinois - Alton Daily News

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 23:07

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Most Fireworks Illegal In Illinois
Alton Daily News
The state fire marshall says Illinoisans should watch a nice fireworks display, not to create one of their own. Most fireworks are actually illegal without proper permitting in Illinois, and Fire Marshall Larry Matkaitis speaking out against do it ...

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Blackhawks Plates Tops in Illinois - Alton Daily News

Sat, 06/29/2013 - 23:02

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Blackhawks Plates Tops in Illinois
Alton Daily News
Chicago Blackhawks fans are over the moon with the latest Stanley Cup win. Some are showing their pride for the team by buying specialty license plates. Since the release of the sports plates“up to the present the Blackhawks are 2 to 1 over the rest,” ...

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Coal Expenses Surpass Profits in Illinois - Alton Daily News

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 23:01

Alton Daily News

Coal Expenses Surpass Profits in Illinois
Alton Daily News
Illinois coal costs the state more than it brings in, according to a new report. An analysis of the coal industry during Fiscal Year 2011, conducted by the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability and the West Virginia environmental company Downstream ...

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Illinois Ranks High In HIV, AIDS Cases - Alton Daily News

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 23:01

Illinois Ranks High In HIV, AIDS Cases
Alton Daily News
Illinois ranks 7th in the nation when it comes to new HIV infections. Tests are free and confidential at testing centers across the state, and results come back in just 20 minutes. The CDC estimates about one in five Americans living with HIV don't ...

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