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Flood Damage Assessments Begin - Alton Daily News

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 23:14

Alton Daily News

Flood Damage Assessments Begin
Alton Daily News
Flood damage assessments began in Chicago Monday. Data collected during the assessments will be included in a request by Gov. Pat Quinn for federal assistance that, if approved, could provide grants and low-interest loans to people affected by flooding ...

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Full Day Kindergarten Test - Alton Daily News

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 23:14

Full Day Kindergarten Test
Alton Daily News
The benefits of making all kindergarten a full-day program in Illinois is compelling to some education-minded lawmakers – but how to pay for it? State Rep. Chris Welch (D-Hillside) testified to a House Education Committee in favor of his bill that ...

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Spirit of Peoria begins yearlong silver anniversary celebration - Peoria Journal Star

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 21:54

Spirit of Peoria begins yearlong silver anniversary celebration
Peoria Journal Star
Patrons come for a peaceful boat ride on the Illinois River and the entertainment provided during each cruise. “I just think it's a relaxing ride, and I learn some river lore I didn't know before,” said Barb Masonholder of Peoria, who has taken ...

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Rivers going down, road reopens - Alton Telegraph

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 18:51

Rivers going down, road reopens
Alton Telegraph
On Monday, most floodwater was off of East Broadway near State Street in Alton, but the Great River Road (Illinois Route 100) officially remained closed to traffic. Posted: Monday, April 29, 2013 7:24 pm. Rivers going down, road reopens Telegraph staff ...

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GEMS shines girls' light on math, science - Alton Telegraph

Sun, 04/28/2013 - 06:39

GEMS shines girls' light on math, science
Alton Telegraph
The American Association of University Women-Illinois, Piasa Council, which includes Alton, Jersey and Calhoun counties, and Wood River branches, organizes and sponsors the GEMS conference. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority also sponsored this year's ...

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USO Organizes Bike Donation - Alton Daily News

Sat, 04/27/2013 - 23:00

USO Organizes Bike Donation
Alton Daily News
The USO of Illinois has arranged for bicycles to be given the children of a unit that's in Afghanistan. The unit is the Springfield-based BEST A-11. The unit's members have 18 kids. Eighteen bicycles were donated by Wirtz Beverage Illinois, a liquor ...

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Softball Roundup: Griggsville's DeWitt tosses perfect game - Quincy Herald Whig

Fri, 04/26/2013 - 23:16

Softball Roundup: Griggsville's DeWitt tosses perfect game
Quincy Herald Whig
Alton Marquette 1-1, Quincy Notre Dame 0-5: Jennie Polak helped the Lady Raiders salvage a split in Alton, Ill. Polak was 2 for 4 with two RBIs, including a double and a triple as QND won Game 2. Kassidy Gengenbacher drove in a run and added a triple ...

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Environmental Grants Awarded Locally - Alton Daily News

Fri, 04/26/2013 - 23:05

Alton Daily News

Environmental Grants Awarded Locally
Alton Daily News
The Illinois American Water 2013 Environmental Grant Program is awarding nearly $35,000 for watershed projects around the state, including two in the Riverbend. The program was started to support innovative, community-based environmental projects that ...

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Mississippi River cresting near St. Louis, falling in Clarksville and Winfield - STLtoday.com

Fri, 04/26/2013 - 17:08

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Mississippi River cresting near St. Louis, falling in Clarksville and Winfield
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That is about one-third foot lower than forecast Tuesday, and Illinois Route 100 remained open east to Alton. Steady downpours last week across Iowa, Missouri and Illinois caused the Mississippi to rise quickly and flood. The rain that fell Monday and ...
Grafton residents handle flood like troupersAlton Telegraph

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Illinois 100 closures expanded due to flooding - KSDK

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 09:06

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Illinois 100 closures expanded due to flooding
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ALTON, Ill. (KSDK) - The Illinois Department of Transportation will close one lane of Illinois 100 in each direction in Alton between US 67 and Williams Street because of flooding. The National Weather Service River Forecast indicates additional ...
River Levels Begin to FallAlton Daily News

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Tax Investigators Could Get More Power - Alton Daily News

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 03:46

Alton Daily News

Tax Investigators Could Get More Power
Alton Daily News
A bill that has passed the Illinois Senate would allow tax investigators to make arrests that are unrelated to taxes. “Our main purpose of this bill is to only build and investigate criminal offenses that we uncover pursuant to a tax investigation ...

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More Flooding Is Expected - Alton Daily News

Wed, 04/24/2013 - 23:01

Alton Daily News

More Flooding Is Expected
Alton Daily News
The fact that rain has stopped and rivers have crested in much of Illinois does not mean the flood threat is over. While Illinois has gotten plenty of rain over the last week, states to the north have gotten snow. Illinois Emergency Management Agency ...

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Proposed Changes for Benefit Recipients - Alton Daily News

Wed, 04/24/2013 - 23:01

Alton Daily News

Proposed Changes for Benefit Recipients
Alton Daily News
Illinois House Republicans are proposing measures to make sure public aid benefits aren't misspent. House Minority Leader Tom Cross (R-Oswego) joined members of his caucus in Normal to announce the plan, which includes adding photos to all LINK ...

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Cautious relief in Midwest as river levels fall - Ct Post

Wed, 04/24/2013 - 14:32

Alton Daily News

Cautious relief in Midwest as river levels fall
Ct Post
An employee of the ConAgra Mill on East Broadway in Alton, Ill., climbs up and out of Mississippi River floodwaters, Wednesday April 24, 2013, to enter the mills offices near where the four greatest record flood levels are recorded on the wall. The ...
Mississippi River cresting today near St. Louis, falling in Clarksville and ...STLtoday.com
Metro East River Towns Brace For FloodingKMOX.com
'I miss all the old homes': Relocated Valmeyer residents stay dry during flood ...Belleville News Democrat
Alton Telegraph -St. Louis Business Journal (blog) -Alton Daily News
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Alton Mayor Officially Certified - fox2now.com

Wed, 04/24/2013 - 13:26

Alton Mayor Officially Certified
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ALTON, IL (KTVI) – The results from a very close mayor's race in Alton, Illinois, earlier in April will be officially certified Wednesday. Long-time incumbent Mayor Tom Hoechst was upset by write-in candidate Brant Walker. The difference was just 74 votes.

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Bill Aims to Bolster Illinois as Tech Hub - Alton Daily News

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 03:39

Alton Daily News

Bill Aims to Bolster Illinois as Tech Hub
Alton Daily News
Tom Morrison (R—Palatine) wants Illinois to be the next Silicon Valley: a mecca for startups and technology. An example of an Illinois idea that moved on is Netscape, which didn't come to form until creators moved to the tech hub of Northern California.

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Texas Governor Visits Illinois - Alton Daily News

Mon, 04/22/2013 - 23:15

Alton Daily News

Texas Governor Visits Illinois
Alton Daily News
Calling his Texas counterpart a “big talker,” Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said, “Companies are coming to Illinois because of our highly skilled, educated work force; because of our excellent transportation; because of a government that works with companies.

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Governor wades into spotlight during flooding - Chicago Tribune

Mon, 04/22/2013 - 19:30

Governor wades into spotlight during flooding
Chicago Tribune
As floodwaters swelled last week, Gov. Pat Quinn hopped onto a state plane and headed for some of Illinois' hardest-hit areas. Five days later, the Democratic governor hasn't stopped, continuing to visit flood-stricken towns, his office making sure TV ...

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Pair get prison in Alton heroin death - STLtoday.com

Mon, 04/22/2013 - 15:29

Alton Daily News

Pair get prison in Alton heroin death
STLtoday.com
LOUIS • Two Alton residents were sentenced to federal prison Monday for selling the heroin that killed a 23-year-old man in Alton in August, prosecutors said. Tyrone L. “Tyme” Adams, 33, was sentenced to 15 years and Cara L. Moss, 26, received 10.
Two get prison in fatal OD of Alton manAlton Telegraph

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Metro East River Towns Brace For Flooding - KMOX.com

Mon, 04/22/2013 - 04:34

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Metro East River Towns Brace For Flooding
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ALTON, Ill. (KMOX) - The Great River Road in Alton, Illinois is living up to its name. Brett Stawar with Alton's Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau says while access to the Great River Road will be limited in the days to come, that doesn't mean ...
Alton offers latest flood updateAlton Telegraph
'Cause for alarm': More rain may force area floodwaters to rise againBelleville News Democrat
Grafton Preparing To Be Cut Off By Rising Riversfox2now.com
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