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Floodwater crests approaching in Clarksville, Alton - KMOV.com

Mon, 04/22/2013 - 02:22

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Floodwater crests approaching in Clarksville, Alton
KMOV.com
Smaller rivers across the Midwest were swelling, too. In Illinois, heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar will shut down its East Peoria, Ill., factory Sunday as the Illinois River approaches an expected 30-foot crest early next week. **Click here ...
Extreme Drought To Extreme Flood: Weather Whiplash Hits The MidwestThinkProgress
Flooded Roads, Evacuations Reported in MidwestWunderground.com (blog)
Grafton to get major flooding next weekAlton Telegraph
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City of Alton bracing for cresting of Mississippi River - Belleville News Democrat

Sun, 04/21/2013 - 17:36

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City of Alton bracing for cresting of Mississippi River
Belleville News Democrat
According to the National Weather Service, the river is expected to crest at Alton mid-day Thursday at 29.9 feet, which is lower than originally forecasted. Flood stage at Alton is 21 feet. The Cpl. Chris Belchick Expressway has been closed at Illinois ...
Local Flood Forecast ImprovesAlton Daily News
River forecasts adjusted downwardAlton Telegraph
Grafton Preparing To Be Cut Off By Rising Riverskplr11.com

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Floodwaters rise in Missouri, the Midwest - Kansas City Star

Sun, 04/21/2013 - 14:14

Kansas City Star

Floodwaters rise in Missouri, the Midwest
Kansas City Star
Margie M. Barnes — AP Alton Marina employee Austin Ressler, of Alton, Ill., carries a storage drum Saturday April, 20, 2013 around a gravel levee constructed by the city of Alton employees that stretches from the marina across the parking lot as ...

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Illinois' unemployment rises while national rate falls - The State Journal-Register

Sun, 04/21/2013 - 01:07

Illinois' unemployment rises while national rate falls
The State Journal-Register
Even as the national unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent in February, the report noted, Illinois joblessness rose to 9.5 percent, the third highest unemployment rate in the nation after California and Mississippi. .... Andy Manar, D-Bunker Hill, said ...

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Website lists names' abbreviations - Danville Commercial News

Sun, 04/21/2013 - 00:05

Website lists names' abbreviations
Danville Commercial News
For example, the Illinois data includes information on Illinois state mental hospitals as provided by the Illinois State Archives. Records are defined for state hospitals in Jacksonville, Chicago, Elgin, Anna, Kankakee, Chester, Peoria, Alton, Dixon ...

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Governor Tours Flooded Cities - Alton Daily News

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 23:04

Alton Daily News

Governor Tours Flooded Cities
Alton Daily News
Thirty-eight counties in Illinois are disaster areas due to floods. Gov. Pat Quinn has been surveying the damage. He talked about it standing in a flooded neighborhood in Riverside (pictured), where water in the street is over a foot deep. “A little ...

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Alton prepares for flooding - KSDK

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 15:29

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Alton prepares for flooding
KSDK
ALTON, Ill. (KSDK) - The City of Alton is organizing resources to prepare for the upcoming flood. Alton Fire Chief Bernie Sebold is responsible for requesting resources from Madison County and the state of Illinois. Madison County is provided an ...
Work to hold back flooding starts in AltonAlton Telegraph

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Work to hold back flooding starts in Alton - Alton Telegraph

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 12:40

Work to hold back flooding starts in Alton
Alton Telegraph
Employees of the Alton Public Works Department were unloading barricades Friday morning as they started work to prepare for a predicted moderate to serious amount of flooding on East Broadway at State Street. Predictions are for floodwaters from the ...

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Bill Addresses Academic Watch List - Alton Daily News

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 03:39

Alton Daily News

Bill Addresses Academic Watch List
Alton Daily News
Taking over failing school districts is not what the Illinois State Board of Education is all about. “We take no pleasure” in doing so, superintendent Chris Koch told an Illinois Senate committee. He testified in favor of a bill which would loosen the ...

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Rain Across Illinois Means Flooding - Alton Daily News

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 23:14

Alton Daily News

Rain Across Illinois Means Flooding
Alton Daily News
It's been a while since flooding was on anyone's mind, but the next seven days will see the three rivers that converge around the Riverbend spill out of their banks. It was only a couple of months ago that crews were having to blast rock off of the ...

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West Star Aviation to Expand Full Service MRO Facilities - AviationPros.com - The Leading Aviation Industry Resource for News, Equipment and

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 13:18

West Star Aviation to Expand Full Service MRO Facilities - AviationPros.com
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East Alton, IL, April 18, 2013 - West Star Aviation recently announced their plans to consolidate and expand the service capabilities at East Alton, Illinois (ALN), Grand Junction, Colorado (GJT) and Columbia, South Carolina (CAE). This consolidation ...

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High, Drunk Driver Allegedly Kills Cyclist - Riverfront Times (blog)

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 10:54

High, Drunk Driver Allegedly Kills Cyclist
Riverfront Times (blog)
Alton, Illinois, resident Allen Cordes, 51, was allegedly high and drunk when he slammed into a cyclist over the weekend. James Allen Stewart, 50, was riding his bike when Cordes struck him. Stewart, an Alton resident, did not survive. The Madison ...

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Juvenile Offenders Could Catch A Break - Alton Daily News

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 04:11

Alton Daily News

Juvenile Offenders Could Catch A Break
Alton Daily News
Members of the Illinois House debated which 17-year-olds should be tried as adults. A bill allowing some to be tried as juveniles passed the House. “This measure would bring Illinois law into line with those of 38 other states, federal law and (the ...

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Medical marijuana bill OK with Illinois House - Chicago Tribune

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 19:43

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Medical marijuana bill OK with Illinois House
Chicago Tribune
SPRINGFIELD—The Illinois House voted to legalize marijuana for medical use in a potential breakthrough for supporters Wednesday following an emotional debate that included lawmakers' stories of friends and relatives seeking relief from overwhelming ...
Medical marijuana proposal advances in Illinois legislatureJournal Gazette and Times-Courier
Medical marijuana sponsor hopeful for Illinois Senate OK - WPSD Local 6WPSD Local 6
State Sen. Bill Haine hopeful Senate okays medical marijuana billKSDK
Alton Daily News -Belleville News Democrat -Wisconsin State Journal
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Illinois Gov. Unveils $12 Billion Road Construction Plan - KMOX.com

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 13:43

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Illinois Gov. Unveils $12 Billion Road Construction Plan
KMOX.com
Grading, paving, a new bridge, drainage, land acquisition, utility adjustments and construction engineering on the Alton-Godfrey Expressway, from US 67 south of the Alton Square to north of Illinois 255 in Madison County, are programmed during FY ...

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Illinois briefs - Dubuque Telegraph Herald

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 02:38

Illinois briefs
Dubuque Telegraph Herald
ALTON, Ill. -- A southwestern Illinois motorist is accused of being impaired when he allegedly hit and killed a bicyclist in the Mississippi River city of Alton. Prosecutors in Madison County on Monday charged 51-year-old Allen Cordes, of Alton, with ...

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Madigan Encouraged by NY Gun Ruling - Alton Daily News

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 01:33

Alton Daily News

Madigan Encouraged by NY Gun Ruling
Alton Daily News
Conceal carry legislation has a taken a turn in a favorable direction for gun safety advocates. On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to rule on New York's restrictive concealed carry law, which residents have to give a good reason for needing ...

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Work Zone Awareness Week - Alton Daily News

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 01:33

Alton Daily News

Work Zone Awareness Week
Alton Daily News
As the 2013 road construction season gets underway, the Illinois Department of Transportation and others are reminding motorists to slow down and pay attention in work zones. To raise awareness, IDOT and the Illinois State Police are highlighting ...

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Officials tout CodeRED amid storms - Alton Telegraph

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 18:50

Officials tout CodeRED amid storms
Alton Telegraph
A worker from the Illinois Department of Transportation, left, tries to clear a drain Tuesday under the railroad viaduct on the Homer Adams Parkway west of Seminary Road in Alton as water from heavy rainfall threatens to flood out the road. Heavy rain ...

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Motorist accused in Alton bicyclist's death - Belleville News Democrat

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 07:15

Alton Daily News

Motorist accused in Alton bicyclist's death
Belleville News Democrat
ALTON, Ill. — A southwestern Illinois motorist is accused of being impaired when he allegedly hit and killed a bicyclist in Alton. Prosecutors in Madison County on Monday charged 51-year-old Allen Cordes of Alton with two counts of aggravated driving ...
Motorist charged in bicyclist's deathAlton Telegraph

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