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Illinois Trails Poorly Marked, Says Study - Alton Daily News

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 03:41

Illinois Trails Poorly Marked, Says Study
Alton Daily News
Illinois' off-road trails are poorly marked, an advocate says. Steve Buchtel of the group Trails for Illinois says the off-road trails, which are for bicycling, running and walking, often have nothing but a green sign that says “bike trail.” What they ...

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SOFTBALL: Alton Marquette quartet highlights Illinois coaches' all-state teams - STLtoday.com

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 01:03

SOFTBALL: Alton Marquette quartet highlights Illinois coaches' all-state teams
STLtoday.com
The Alton Marquette softball team fell just short of its ultimate goal -- an Illinois Class 3A state title -- but the accolades continue to roll in for standout pitcher Alexis Silkwood and a few other Explorers, along with several other players from ...

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More Same Sex Reaction in Illinois - Alton Daily News

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 23:10

More Same Sex Reaction in Illinois
Alton Daily News
While the U.S. Supreme Court has issued two rulings favorable to same-sex marriage, it may or may not bring Illinois closer to legalizing it. Same-sex marriage champion Bernard Chekasov of Equality Illinois praises the rulings but says they don't mean ...

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Illinois Lawmaker Wants Healthier SNAP Options - Alton Daily News

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 23:10

Illinois Lawmaker Wants Healthier SNAP Options
Alton Daily News
Welfare recipients could soon be banned from buying junk foods with their SNAP benefits. Illinois State Senator Kyle McCarter has filed a resolution in Springfield, calling on Congress to review the food stamp program and improve its nutritional quality.

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Alton Attorney Arrested For Marijuana Grow - FOX Illinois

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 09:05

Alton Attorney Arrested For Marijuana Grow
FOX Illinois
A southwestern Illinois attorney is facing drug charges. Madison County prosecutors say 56-year-old Bradford Hunt of Alton faces two felony counts of unlawful production of marijuana plants and a misdemeanor count of unlawful possession of marijuana.
Prosecutors charge Alton attorney with pot production, possessionMadison County Record

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Alton attorney accused of growing marijuana - WAND

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 07:53

Belleville News Democrat

Alton attorney accused of growing marijuana
WAND
ALTON, Ill. (AP) - An Alton attorney is free on bond after being accused of growing marijuana in the basement of a home he owns. Prosecutors in Madison County on Monday charged 56-year-old Bradford Hunt with two felony counts of unlawful production of ...
Alton attorney facing complaint is charged with pot possessionBelleville News Democrat
Attorney charged with growing potAlton Telegraph

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Alton attorney accused of growing marijuana - Belleville News Democrat

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 07:51

Alton attorney accused of growing marijuana
Belleville News Democrat
ALTON, Ill. — An Alton attorney is free on bond after being accused of growing marijuana in the basement of a home he owns. Prosecutors in Madison County on Monday charged 56-year-old Bradford Hunt with two felony counts of unlawful production of ...

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Alton attorney facing complaint is charged with pot possession - Belleville News Democrat

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 05:41

Belleville News Democrat

Alton attorney facing complaint is charged with pot possession
Belleville News Democrat
Hunt posted $10,000 in cash bail and was released from the Alton City Jail. Hunt's law office is located at 602 E Broadway in Alton. The Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission's website stated that Hunt is currently registered to practice ...
Attorney charged with growing potAlton Telegraph

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Kids Still Feeling Effects of Recession - Alton Daily News

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 23:04

Kids Still Feeling Effects of Recession
Alton Daily News
The recession's over? Don't tell Larry Joseph, director of the Fiscal Policy Center at Voices for Illinois Children. The latest Kids Count report shows a growing number of Illinois kids living in financially instability. “It's higher than it was,” says ...

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Summer is Bat Season - Alton Daily News

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 23:04

Alton Daily News

Summer is Bat Season
Alton Daily News
The flying mammals are Illinois' top carrier of rabies, says Dr. Connie Austin, the veterinarian for the Illinois Department of Public Health. “Summer months are usually the worst for bat exposures,” she says, “August is our biggest month of all ...

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Gearing Up For The Senior Games - Alton Daily News

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 23:04

Gearing Up For The Senior Games
Alton Daily News
Illinois has 465 old folks who will be participating in next month's Senior Games. They're all over 50, and many are over 70 or over 80, and they got there by winning the Illinois Senior Olympics in Springfield. “Every two years we have our games, and ...

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Tuition Rising At Northern Illinois University - Alton Daily News

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 07:55

Alton Daily News

Tuition Rising At Northern Illinois University
Alton Daily News
It will cost two-percent more for incoming freshmen and current graduate students to attend Northern Illinois University. University trustees approved the increase which will bring the cost of tuition for an in-state freshman to about 91-hundred ...

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Madigan Wants Action on Conceal Carry - Alton Daily News

Sat, 06/22/2013 - 23:06

Alton Daily News

Madigan Wants Action on Conceal Carry
Alton Daily News
What will he do, and what's taking him so long? Three weeks after the Illinois legislature gave the governor a bill allowing people to carry a concealed weapon, there's no decision. “We're studying that bill,” Gov. Pat Quinn said. “That bill is a ...

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Man gets 33 years in prison for Alton death - WTHI

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 05:39

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Man gets 33 years in prison for Alton death
WTHI
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A 21-year-old Missouri man was sentenced to 33 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in a 2011 shooting death in southwestern Illinois. Nigel Generally of Berkeley, Mo., pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in April. He's ...
Berkeley man sentenced to 33 years in prison in 2011 killing in AltonSuburbanJournals

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Nigel Generally sentenced in murder of Tyler Hoppe - KSDK

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 22:38

KSDK

Nigel Generally sentenced in murder of Tyler Hoppe
KSDK
A third person, 21-year-old Hosie Burgess Jr. of Alton, Illinois, was later arrested and charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted armed robbery. Generally pleaded guilty to first-degree murder on April 8, 2013. Belk's ...
Berkeley man sentenced to 33 years in prison in 2011 killing in AltonSuburbanJournals

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Clever inmate escapes from Illinois jail - WTSP 10 News

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 22:19

Clever inmate escapes from Illinois jail
WTSP 10 News
Alton, IL. - Hidden tools, secret messages on postage stamps, and Houdini-like manuevers; not the makings of a Da Vinci Code sequel, but elements of what seemed like an impossible escape from the jail. The Alton facility opened in 2002. Last year it ...

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family tries to bring body home - Alton Telegraph

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 18:45

family tries to bring body home
Alton Telegraph
Consequently, the family established a fund to which people can donate to help cover the costs: Bringing Barnard Blackmon Home, Associated Bank, 104 Homer Adams Parkway, Alton IL 62002. Funeral arrangements are pending at Harrison Funeral Chapel ...

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Miles Davis statue planned for downtown Alton - Peoria Journal Star

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 08:59

Miles Davis statue planned for downtown Alton
Peoria Journal Star
A larger-than-life bronzed sculpture of jazz great Miles Davis will be built in Alton's downtown entertainment district. The (Alton) Telegraph reports the piece will be created by sculptor Preston Jackson and be installed in the middle of the ...

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Low turnout sinks Alton car show - The State Journal-Register

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 05:43

Low turnout sinks Alton car show
The State Journal-Register
ALTON — A long-running southwestern Illinois car show was canceled after only a dozen classic cars showed up to go on display. Organizers of Sunday's All-Wheels Drive-In Car Show in Alton tell The Telegraph that they couldn't afford to run the 16-year ...

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Alton car show canceled after low turnout - Belleville News Democrat

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 05:00

Alton car show canceled after low turnout
Belleville News Democrat
ALTON, Ill. — A long-running southwestern Illinois car show was canceled after only a dozen classic cars showed up to go on display. Organizers of Sunday's All-Wheels Drive-In Car Show in Alton tell The Telegraph ( http://bit.ly/11svNYV) that they ...

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