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Naming The New Bridge - Alton Daily News

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 23:10

Alton Daily News

Naming The New Bridge
Alton Daily News
Illinois and Missouri are in disagreement over naming an almost completed bridge that will carry I-70. Earlier this month, the Illinois House passed a joint resolution to name the span the Veterans Memorial Bridge. But lawmakers in Missouri insist it ...

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Sandy Hook Parents In Illinois Today - Alton Daily News

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 06:02

Alton Daily News

Sandy Hook Parents In Illinois Today
Alton Daily News
Parents who lost their kids in the Sandy Hook school shooting are in Springfield today. They're making a stop at the capital, asking lawmakers to crack down on high-capacity magazines that hold more than 10 bullets. Lawmakers have already introduced a ...

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Metro-east Class 3A baseball regionals feature plenty of rivalries and balance - Belleville News Democrat

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 14:59

Metro-east Class 3A baseball regionals feature plenty of rivalries and balance
Belleville News Democrat
Columbia has recent wins over Belleville West and Mascoutah, lost 2-1 to 4A heavyweight Alton and knocked off Waterloo 7-2 in the lone head-to-head meeting with its Monroe County rival. Since a 14-7 loss to MVC rival Triad on April 22, Waterloo is 12-3 ...

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Il. Senate OKs medical marijuana bill - Canton Daily Ledger

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 12:56

Alton Daily News

Il. Senate OKs medical marijuana bill
Canton Daily Ledger
But opponents in the Illinois Senate worry whether the regulations set by the proposed legislation would be enough to prevent abuse of the drug. “For every touching story that we have heard about the benefits of those in pain I remind you today that ...
Simon Now Supports Medical MarijuanaAlton Daily News

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Illinois Senate approves bill to legalize medical marijuana - Fox News

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 10:33

Alton Daily News

Illinois Senate approves bill to legalize medical marijuana
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois lawmakers agreed to legalize the use of medical marijuana on Friday under a plan that's being billed as the strictest in the nation among states that have authorized the drug's medicinal use, though it was unclear whether ...
After 10 Years, Illinois Finally Approves Medical Marijuana - The Daily ChronicThe Daily Chronic
Illinois Senate approves medical marijuana billChicago Tribune
Illinois Senate debating medical marijuanaThe State Journal-Register
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Director on way out at Alton City Hall - Alton Telegraph

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 09:10

Director on way out at Alton City Hall
Alton Telegraph
Walker said he wants Roggio to work on the evolving Alton Regional Multimodal Transportation Center, likely at the Robert P. Wadlow "Muni" Municipal Golf Course, and a hotel-convention center at Landmarks Boulevard and Henry Street in the next few ...

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Illinois Lawmakers Weigh IN on IRS Scandal - Alton Daily News

Sat, 05/18/2013 - 23:03

Alton Daily News

Illinois Lawmakers Weigh IN on IRS Scandal
Alton Daily News
Lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle hope congressional investigations and a Justice Department probe will get to the bottom of who at the Internal Revenue Service was behind targeting conservative groups for scrutiny. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin ...

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Illinois Hopes to Encourage More Movie Production - Alton Daily News

Sat, 05/18/2013 - 23:03

Alton Daily News

Illinois Hopes to Encourage More Movie Production
Alton Daily News
An Illinois Senate committee got a taste of Hollywood when it considered an extension of the state's tax credit for movie and television production. Senators learned that more favorable incentives in North Carolina cost Illinois a chance to host some ...

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Officers train for dealing with the mentally ill - Alton Telegraph

Sat, 05/18/2013 - 08:16

Officers train for dealing with the mentally ill
Alton Telegraph
A total of 17 officers from the region received training: four from Alton, three from Collinsville, two each from Edwardsville, East Alton and Highland, and one each from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Maryville, Madison and Glen Carbon.

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After 10 Years, Illinois Finally Approves Medical Marijuana - The Daily Chronic - The Daily Chronic

Sat, 05/18/2013 - 08:01

Alton Daily News

After 10 Years, Illinois Finally Approves Medical Marijuana - The Daily Chronic
The Daily Chronic
William Haine (D-Alton). It designates the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Department of Health, and Department of Financial & Professional Regulation to regulate the cultivation, acquisition, and distribution of marijuana. “We are hopeful that Gov ...
Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Senate, Advances To Quinn's DeskProgress Illinois
Medical Marijuana Bill Heads To GovernorAlton Daily News
Illinois Senate debating medical marijuanaThe State Journal-Register

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Goldenrod Showboat Up For Auction - fox2now.com

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 18:37

Goldenrod Showboat Up For Auction
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“It's really in bad shape right now,” said Jacob Medford, 22, who lives in Jerseyville but has been volunteering to look after the boat, which is docked in Kampsville, Illinois, about 40 miles north of Alton, Illinois. The Goldenrod Showboat has had a ...

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After emotional debate, Senate OKs medical marijuana - Chicago Tribune

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 18:23

Chicago Tribune

After emotional debate, Senate OKs medical marijuana
Chicago Tribune
Bill Haine, D-Alton. "People who are suffering and in desperate need of relief should not be relegated to narcotics, opiates that are highly physically addictive and have horrific side effects." The measure was sent to the governor on a 35-21 vote ...

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Illinois Class 3A girls state championship results - STLtoday.com

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 16:47

Belleville News Democrat

Illinois Class 3A girls state championship results
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N'Kia Jones, Alton, 35-1.75. Flight 3--1. Keanu Taylor, Bradley-Bourbonnais, 36-10.75; 4. Ciara Jones, O'Fallon, 36-.25. Flight 4--1. Jasmine Brown, DeKalb, 39-11.75; 3. Kayla Marshall, Collinsville, 38-8.5; 4. Morgan Sharpe, Edwardsville, 37-2.25; 7 ...
O'Fallon, Edwardsville go 1-2 in 3A boys track sectionalAlton Telegraph
LOCAL ROUNDUP: Edwardsville has strong showing in prelimsThe Edwardsville Intelligencer

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Medical Marijuana Bill Passed by Illinois Senate; Quinn Last Hurdle - Patch.com

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 13:02

Medical Marijuana Bill Passed by Illinois Senate; Quinn Last Hurdle
Patch.com
Bill Haine (D-Alton) saying, urging lawmakers to pass the legislation as a compassionate measure for those suffering with extreme pain. In opposition, Sen. Kyle McCarter (R-Lebanon) said there should be more concern for parents "who will never be ...

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Illinois Senate approves medical marijuana bill - Yahoo! News

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 12:29

Illinois Senate approves medical marijuana bill
Yahoo! News
Associated Press/Seth Perlman - Illinois Sen. William Haine, D-Alton, argues medical marijuana legislation while on the Senate floor during session at the Illinois State Capitol Friday, May 17, 2013, in Springfield …more Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman ...

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New Conceal Carry Bill Makes Progress - Alton Daily News

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 23:10

Alton Daily News

New Conceal Carry Bill Makes Progress
Alton Daily News
“This is not a carry bill,” said the NRA's Illinois representative, Todd Vandermyde. He spoke to a Senate committee which passed the bill along party lines Thursday afternoon. The bill gives state police latitude to approve or deny a request for a ...

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Damaged Illinois River Lock Reopens to Some Barge Traffic - The Maritime Executive

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:59

The Maritime Executive

Damaged Illinois River Lock Reopens to Some Barge Traffic
The Maritime Executive
The Illinois River bisects the country's No. 2 corn- and soybean-producing state from Chicago to its confluence with the Mississippi River near Alton, Illinois. Both rivers are critical shipping arteries that link grain producers in the Midwest with ...

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Illinois Firefighter Assaulted, Injured at House Fire - Firehouse.com

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 08:34

Illinois Firefighter Assaulted, Injured at House Fire
Firehouse.com
May 16--ALTON -- Flames in a basement fire seriously burned a man's upper torso early Wednesday morning, with the victim being treated for second-degree burns in a St. Louis hospital. At the same time, a city firefighter injured his lower back when a ...

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Terrorists of Illinois waterways - Saukvalley

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 00:32

Terrorists of Illinois waterways
Saukvalley
By The Telegraph Editorial Board Alton. Created: Thursday, May 16, ... Those include removing Asian carp from the Upper Illinois River and other waterways below a set of electric barriers meant to keep them from reaching Lake Michigan. The plan calls ...

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Illinois medical marijuana law would serve as a model - STLtoday.com

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 23:06

Illinois medical marijuana law would serve as a model
STLtoday.com
The patient's medical history would be turned over to the Illinois Department of Public Health, which would conduct background checks and issue the patient an ID card, only if it verifies the information. Convicted felons ... Bill Haine is a Democrat ...
Our View: Yes to pain reliefPeoria Journal Star

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