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Illinois Economy Shows Improvement - Alton Daily News

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 23:02

Illinois Economy Shows Improvement
Alton Daily News
The Illinois economy continues to improve. This is according to the University of Illinois Flash Index, which comes in this month at 105.9, up from 105.8 a month ago. Readings over 100 indicate economic growth, and the higher numbers indicate a higher ...

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Flooding starts to recede in Alton - KSDK

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 10:25

KSDK

Flooding starts to recede in Alton
KSDK
ALTON, Ill (KSDK) - The flood is receding in Alton, Illinois but several roads are still closed. The Mississippi River crested at 34.38 feet Tuesday. The northbound lanes of U.S. 67 have been converted to carry two-way traffic between Missouri Route 94 ...
Gov. Nixon To Survey Flooding in West AltonKMOX.com
Mo. Gov. Nixon to survey flooding in West AltonKMOV.com

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Alton man gets prison for fatal crash after fleeing checkpoint - SuburbanJournals

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 06:34

Alton man gets prison for fatal crash after fleeing checkpoint
SuburbanJournals
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. • A southern Illinois man whose girlfriend was killed when he crashed his minivan while fleeing from a police checkpoint has been sentenced to spend a decade in prison. The (Alton) Telegraph reports Kenneth Jones of Alton was ...

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Another Candidate for Illinois Governor - Alton Daily News

Wed, 06/05/2013 - 23:08

Another Candidate for Illinois Governor
Alton Daily News
Now we have two Republican candidates running for governor. Bruce Rauner entered Wednesday with a video on his website. “I'm running for governor to turn this state around,” he says in the video. The video, which Rauner narrates, articulates complaints ...

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Chief Pender anticipates second levee near West Alton will fail - KSDK

Wed, 06/05/2013 - 12:18

KSDK

Chief Pender anticipates second levee near West Alton will fail
KSDK
Many of the homes are on raised ground and will be safe, but only accessible by boat. The upper portion of Highway 67 was adjusted to allow for traffic in both directions to enter and leave the Clark Bridge in Alton, Illinois. The lower portion of the ...

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Corps of Engineers: Mississippi River levees on Illinois side are safe - Belleville News Democrat

Wed, 06/05/2013 - 10:55

Corps of Engineers: Mississippi River levees on Illinois side are safe
Belleville News Democrat
On the Illinois side of the Mississippi River in Alton, the Argosy Casino is closed due to flood waters, and a concert that was to be held at Alton's Riverfront Amphitheater has been moved to the Alton Square Mall. A more-than-300-foot long concrete ...

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Flooding all around Alton, IL - CNN

Wed, 06/05/2013 - 10:23

Belleville News Democrat

Flooding all around Alton, IL
CNN
CNN PRODUCER NOTE VisitAlton climbed to high points in Grafton and Alton, Illinois to take photos of the rising Mississippi River. As public relations director at the local visitors bureau, he said he wanted to give visitors a better picture of the damage.
Flood Wall Constructed in Alton; Several Roads Still ClosedKMOX.com
Corps of Engineers: Mississippi River levees on Illinois side are safeBelleville News Democrat
Levees under strain in West AltonAlton Telegraph
Alexandria Town Talk
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Roads still closed after river crest in Alton - KSDK

Wed, 06/05/2013 - 09:20

Roads still closed after river crest in Alton
KSDK
The northbound lanes of U.S. 67 have been converted to two-way traffic between Missouri Route 94 and the Illinois end of the Clark Bridge to Alton. The southbound lanes remain closed because of flooding. Drivers should use extra caution and observe ...

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Flooding all around Alton, IL - CNN

Wed, 06/05/2013 - 07:21

Flooding all around Alton, IL
CNN
CNN PRODUCER NOTE VisitAlton climbed to high points in Grafton and Alton, Illinois to take photos of the rising Mississippi River. As public relations director at the local visitors bureau, he said he wanted to give visitors a better picture of the damage.

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Flood Wall Constructed in Alton; Several Roads Still Closed - CBS Local

Wed, 06/05/2013 - 04:31

Flood Wall Constructed in Alton; Several Roads Still Closed
CBS Local
ALTON, IL (KMOX) - A 329-foot jersey barrier flood wall has been erected in Alton, Illinois after flooding on the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers forced evacuations in West Alton, Missouri earlier this week. The Mississippi at Alton crested yesterday ...

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Safety Checks on Illinois Highways - Alton Daily News

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 23:04

Alton Daily News

Safety Checks on Illinois Highways
Alton Daily News
Last year, more than 100 people lost their lives in bus and truck crashes. A national program called the Roadcheck Enforcement Program will try to cut down that number. “The Illinois Department of Transportation's commercial vehicle safety unit will ...

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Rising Mississippi River threatening towns - WKRG News 5 - WKRG-TV

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 17:19

Rising Mississippi River threatening towns - WKRG News 5
WKRG-TV
Workers from the ConAgra Mill in Alton, Ill., boat down West Broadway to work on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. (AP Photo/The Telegraph, John Badman). In this Tuesday, June 4, 2013 aerial photo, floodwaters surround the Argosy Casino complex in Alton, Ill.

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Rain-swollen Mississippi River threatening some towns in Missouri, prompt ... - Newser

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 17:09

Rain-swollen Mississippi River threatening some towns in Missouri, prompt ...
Newser
Workers from the ConAgra Mill in Alton, Ill., boat down West Broadway to work on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. West Broadway, also known as the Great River Road, is closed because of floodwaters from the Mississippi... (Associated Press) ...

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New levee breach affecting West Alton - KMOV.com

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 13:18

New levee breach affecting West Alton
KMOV.com
The scenic Illinois tourist town of Grafton, near St. Louis, was largely isolated with the key highway closed. The Mississippi was expected to crest in the town of about 700 residents early Tuesday. “Grafton isn't closed—just parts of it are ...

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Fires, floods, storms: Mother Nature sends extremes across U.S. - KPAX-TV

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 13:08

Fires, floods, storms: Mother Nature sends extremes across U.S.
KPAX-TV
Crews in West Alton, Missouri -- a town just north of St. Louis where the Mississippi and Missouri rivers meet -- were reinforcing their levees with sandbags. A levee breach prompted authorities to urge 300 residents to evacuate. And the bridge to ...

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Missourians grapple with flooding as Mississippi River is expected to crest - FOX43.com

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 10:04

Missourians grapple with flooding as Mississippi River is expected to crest
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Earlier authorities urged about 300 residents to evacuate because of the levee breach in West Alton, McEntee said. A bridge spanning the Mississippi River — one that connects West Alton to Alton, Illinois — was shut down after a temporary flood ...

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Voluntary evacuation ordered at West Alton - Belleville News Democrat

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 06:27

Voluntary evacuation ordered at West Alton
Belleville News Democrat
However, West Alton Fire Chief Rick Pender says early Tuesday that most of the about 500 residents in the St. Charles County town chose to stay after the voluntary evacuation order was issued Monday evening. Pender says area where the levee broke does ...

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ILLINOIS SPOTLIGHT: Volunteer, 96, wraps up another year in Alton classroom - The Republic

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 03:04

The Republic

ILLINOIS SPOTLIGHT: Volunteer, 96, wraps up another year in Alton classroom
The Republic
ALTON, Illinois — As the school year ends at Lovejoy Elementary, a dedicated 96-year-old volunteer is contemplating whether to return next year to help in a classroom, as she has done since 2000. "I'm not sure," said Meda Miller, who said her ...

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Illinois road, ferry closures - KSDK

Mon, 06/03/2013 - 12:14

KSDK

Illinois road, ferry closures
KSDK
The Illinois Department of Transportation lists the following closures: IL 3 from Mary's River through Rockwood and ILL near Prairie du Rocher in Randolph County, Brussels Ferry, IL 96 at Mozier, IL 3 in Grafton in Jersey County, IL 100 from Alton (US ...

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Rain-swollen Miss. River continues springtime rise - Belleville News Democrat

Mon, 06/03/2013 - 07:47

San Francisco Chronicle

Rain-swollen Miss. River continues springtime rise
Belleville News Democrat
ALTON, Ill. — The rain-swollen Mississippi River is continuing its rise as some waterfront communities in southwestern Illinois try to fend off the rising water. In Alton, northeast of St. Louis, the Argosy casino along the river is closed because of ...
Flood Wall Constructed in Alton; Several Roads Still ClosedKMOX.com
Flood waters creep into AltonAlton Telegraph
Roads Closed, Residents Evacuate As Mississippi River Creeps Into West Altonfox2now.com
KMOV.com -KSBW The Central Coast -Huffington Post
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