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Alton rich in history, ghosts and home to a giant - KSDK

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 08:01

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Alton rich in history, ghosts and home to a giant
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Alton was also home to famous abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy. The newspaper editor and minister moved across the river from Missouri to Alton, because Illinois was a free state. In 1837 he started the Alton Observer, an abolitionist paper, but later that ...

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Illinois Could Pass Cell Phone Ban - Alton Daily News

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 04:24

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Illinois Could Pass Cell Phone Ban
Alton Daily News
Talking on cell phones has become a normal part of life but lawmakers are trying to restrict cell phone usage in vehicles. They're moving a bill that would ban people from holding their phones while they're driving. That means drivers would have to use ...
Illinois House approves guns plan opposed by governorAlton Telegraph

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SIU Dental School construction progressing - Alton Telegraph

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 09:18

SIU Dental School construction progressing
Alton Telegraph
A construction worker maneuvers on scaffolding this week at the site of the new Dental Simulation Laboratory on the campus of the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in Upper Alton. The $9.5 million facility is expected to be ready ...

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Smart Grid Bill Now Law - Alton Daily News

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 04:22

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Smart Grid Bill Now Law
Alton Daily News
The Illinois House, with the minimum 71 Yes votes needed, followed the Senate's action in the override. State Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie) sponsored the override in the House and said, “When the governor vetoed this bill, he did it very emphatically; some ...

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Boat Safety - Alton Daily News

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 04:04

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Boat Safety
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Ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources wants to remind boaters to be safe. It's National Safe Boating Week and the message is “Wear It,” as in wear your life jacket. “Every year we see boating accidents, either ...

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Illinois Senate approves medical marijuana bill - KXAN.com

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 01:44

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Illinois Senate approves medical marijuana bill
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"We are embarking here on a way to achieve relief, compassionate relief, consistent with the law (with) a system which avoids abuse," said the bill's sponsor, Democratic Sen. Bill Haine of Alton. "It's the tightest, most controlled legislative ...
Medical marijuana closer to legalizationIllinois Times

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ILLINOIS BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Hagen, Meyers lead Edwardsville's thrilling ... - STLtoday.com

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 23:36

ILLINOIS BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Hagen, Meyers lead Edwardsville's thrilling ...
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9 Alton and Danville. Hagen, a 6-foot-2, 171-pound senior who threw 5 2/3 innings of one-hit ball in a 3-0 win five days ago at Triad, faced just two batters over the minimum, as he also hit a batter, while striking out seven. He improved his record to ...

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District wants new athletic fields at AHS - Alton Telegraph

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:31

District wants new athletic fields at AHS
Alton Telegraph
Spells said district officials have been working with an architect, FGM Logistics, and engineers Sheppard, Morgan and Schwaab of Alton, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources "to plan and move forward with some facility improvements at the ...

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WEST STAR AVIATION PROVIDES SIGNIFICANT SUPPORT TO LOCAL ... - STLtoday.com

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 16:28

WEST STAR AVIATION PROVIDES SIGNIFICANT SUPPORT TO LOCAL ...
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West Star Aviation recently announced their program to aid the Community Hope Center Food Bank through their “Casual Friday” initiative at their East Alton, IL (ALN) location. Beginning April 5, any employee who would like to wear jeans on “Casual ...

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Illinois state meet, area qualifiers - STLtoday.com

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 13:28

Illinois state meet, area qualifiers
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Area qualifiers for the Illinois boys state track meet, scheduled for Thursday through Saturday at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Qualifying performances from the sectional meet are included: CLASS 1A. Long jump: Marcus Sitko, so., Staunton ...

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Jack Schmitt buying land in Wood River - Alton Telegraph

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 08:38

Jack Schmitt buying land in Wood River
Alton Telegraph
WOOD RIVER - With the help of the city, Jack Schmitt Chevrolet has entered into a $1.7 million contract to purchase property along Illinois Route 143, paving the way for the dealership to stay in town and perhaps bring in another dealership as a bonus ...

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AMERICAN WATER WORKS COMPANY INC : Illinois American Water ... - 4-traders (press release)

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 07:21

AMERICAN WATER WORKS COMPANY INC : Illinois American Water ...
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Illinois American Water Treatment Plants Earn National Recognition for Excellence in Water Quality Alton, Cairo and East St. Louis facilities to receive national award Belleville, Ill. (May 22, 2013) - Illinois American Water is proud to announce the ...

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YWCA of Alton leader addresses rumors at luncheon - Alton Telegraph

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 05:11

YWCA of Alton leader addresses rumors at luncheon
Alton Telegraph
She dispelled rumors about the Alton institution that has faced financial difficulties for years because of the economic recession, declining membership, a historic building in need of repairs and the state of Illinois' lack of payments to the agency ...

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Governor Calls For History Making Moves - Alton Daily News

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 03:48

Governor Calls For History Making Moves
Alton Daily News
Pat Quinn says Illinois has a chance to make history before the end of the legislative session this month on the issues of pension reform and same-sex marriage. Quinn says that he wants lawmakers to approve an overhaul of the state's nearly $100 ...
State legislature approves medical marijuana billThe Rock River Times
Evanston police unfazed as governor mulls medical marijuana lawDaily Northwestern
Illinois Senate approves medical marijuana billLaSalle News Tribune

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This Week's Mug Shots: 05/13/13 - fox2now.com

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 16:41

This Week's Mug Shots: 05/13/13
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ALTON, IL (KTVI)– An Alton man is under arrest charged with tackling a firefighter. Police say Henry Jarrett tackled one of the firefighters as they started to head inside a house to save the only person who hadn't escaped the flames. US Bank Robbed In ...

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Church Van Crash Kills Five, Injures Six - Alton Daily News

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 06:58

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Church Van Crash Kills Five, Injures Six
Alton Daily News
All five victims of a horrific crash near Vandalia were men headed home to Maryland after a church meeting on the West Coast. Illinois State Police officials say a large passenger van carrying eleven people rolled over several times on I-70 yesterday.

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Flooding Major Problem After Area Storms - KMOX.com

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 06:09

Flooding Major Problem After Area Storms
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Ameren Missouri crews are working through the morning. At one point more than 17,000 customers were without power, mainly west of I-270. Ameren Illinois also had about 14,000 outages at one point, mainly north of the Alton area. View Comments ...

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Storm Causes Local Damage - Alton Daily News

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 05:29

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Storm Causes Local Damage
Alton Daily News
The national spotlight is on an Oklahoma town following a devastating tornado that ripped apart the town of Moore Monday afternoon. Nearly 100 people were killed there, including at least 20 children who were trying to shelter in a school. In the ...

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Tanning Ban Headed To Quinn - Alton Daily News

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 05:00

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Tanning Ban Headed To Quinn
Alton Daily News
Tanning could soon be a thing of the past for Illinois teens. Lawmakers passed a bill Monday that would ban anyone under 18 from using indoor tanning beds. The idea is to reduce the number of cancer cases in the state. A handful of Illinois communities ...
Evanston police unfazed as governor mulls medical marijuana lawDaily Northwestern
Urge Illinois Governor To Sign Medical Cannabis Bill Into LawTHE Weed Blog (blog)
Illinois legislature approves medical marijuana measure, bill awaits governor ...The Rock River Times
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Sandy Hook Parents Lobby Illinois Lawmakers - Alton Daily News

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 23:10

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Sandy Hook Parents Lobby Illinois Lawmakers
Alton Daily News
A contingent of parents whose children were killed last December at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut is continuing its Illinois tour. They testified Monday to a Senate committee which passed a ban on high-capacity magazines, one of which ...

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