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Sheriff: Alton man found wandering drunk with drugs - KMOV.com

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 09:29

KMOV.com

Sheriff: Alton man found wandering drunk with drugs
KMOV.com
... drunk with drugs after wreck. Sheriff: Alton man found wandering drunk with drugs after wreck. John Dixon of Alton, Illinois was charged with Driving Under the Influence, Unlawful Possession of Cannabis and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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Rising river again causing concern in SE Missouri - Belleville News Democrat

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 09:06

Rising river again causing concern in SE Missouri
Belleville News Democrat
It was 6 feet above flood stage at Alton, Ill., and more than 8 feet above flood stage at nearby Grafton, Ill. Several streets were underwater in those communities, and a few businesses and homes evacuated. The flooding was also delaying corn planting ...

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Group Wants Coverage for Nursing Home Residents - Alton Daily News

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 23:01

Alton Daily News

Group Wants Coverage for Nursing Home Residents
Alton Daily News
Illinois lawmakers are being urged to “Be A Star” for nursing home residents. The Health Care Council of Illinois is traveling the state with nursing home residents and staff to get lawmakers to restore dental, vision and podiatry care to Medicaid ...

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Manchester Killer Planned His Attack - Alton Daily News

Sat, 05/04/2013 - 23:04

Alton Daily News

Manchester Killer Planned His Attack
Alton Daily News
Illinois State Police say Rick Smith (pictured) stayed within 25 miles of Manchester in the time leading up to the slaying. He broke into a home on East Street last Wednesday and shot everyone inside, including a six-year-old who survived the ordeal.

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TOOTIN' HIS HORN Miles Davis Jazz Festival honors native Altonian - Alton Telegraph

Sat, 05/04/2013 - 18:51

TOOTIN' HIS HORN Miles Davis Jazz Festival honors native Altonian
Alton Telegraph
Like the warm glow of the tabletop candles in the foreground, veteran saxophonist Fred Walker sets the mood Saturday night as he leads off the eighth annual Miles Davis Jazz Festival at the Jacoby Arts Center in Alton. This year's event also included ...

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Alton was one of four major Civil War prisons in state - Alton Telegraph

Sat, 05/04/2013 - 05:05

Alton was one of four major Civil War prisons in state
Alton Telegraph
Like Alton, the other Illinois prisons were riddled with smallpox, and several had housed training facilities for Union soldiers in the early months of the war. Among them was Camp Douglas on the south side of Chicago, named for Stephen A. Douglas, the ...

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Rivers will rise again, just not as high - The Rolla Daily News

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 17:55

Rivers will rise again, just not as high
The Rolla Daily News
A vessel struck an area where barges dock on the river near Alton, Ill., causing 14 barges to break away and strike another barge and about 300 gallons of crude oil to spill into the water. The river was briefly closed for a 4-mile stretch for cleanup ...

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Coast Guard: Breakaway of barges near Alton, Ill., causes small oil spill on ... - The Republic

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 09:32

Coast Guard: Breakaway of barges near Alton, Ill., causes small oil spill on ...
The Republic
ST. LOUIS — Roughly 300 gallons of crude oil spilled early Friday into the Mississippi River near St. Louis after a vessel on the rain-swollen waterway slammed into a fleet of docked barges, causing 14 of them to briefly break away, according to the ...

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Barge breakaways cause Miss. River oil spill - Belleville News Democrat

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 08:40

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Barge breakaways cause Miss. River oil spill
Belleville News Democrat
ALTON, Ill. — The Coast Guard is assessing the environmental impact of roughly 300 gallons of crude oil it says spilled into the Mississippi River during a chain-reaction accident that briefly caused 14 barges to break free near Alton. The Coast Guard ...
Coast Guard: Breakaway of barges near Alton, Ill., causes small oil spill on ...Daily Journal
Barge breakaway causes small Miss. River oil spillSTLtoday.com
Barge collision sends oil into river near HartfordAlton Telegraph

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Quinn Expected To Name Two To SIU Board - Alton Daily News

Thu, 05/02/2013 - 23:06

Alton Daily News

Quinn Expected To Name Two To SIU Board
Alton Daily News
Governor Pat Quinn is expected to fill a couple of empty seats on the board of trustees for Southern Illinois University. Quinn is reportedly expected to name former Illinois National Guard chief Randal Thomas and former SIUE history professor Shirley ...
Quinn set to name new SIU board membersJournal Gazette and Times-Courier

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Kay Supports Fracking Expansion - Alton Daily News

Thu, 05/02/2013 - 23:06

Alton Daily News

Kay Supports Fracking Expansion
Alton Daily News
A recent study completed by the Illinois Chamber Foundation showed that new natural gas production in Illinois could create more than 47-thousand jobs and $9-billion in economic development. That news has motivated lawmakers, including State ...

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Trooper Honored at Police Memorial - Alton Daily News

Thu, 05/02/2013 - 23:06

Alton Daily News

Trooper Honored at Police Memorial
Alton Daily News
The annual Illinois Police Officers Memorial Ceremony was held at the police memorial statue Thursday at the Capitol. “Today's ceremony is a special day for law enforcement across Illinois because it reminds us that saving and protecting lives is a ...

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Alton woman living the dream - Alton Telegraph

Thu, 05/02/2013 - 17:08

Alton woman living the dream
Alton Telegraph
Puent attended Alton High School and Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She enjoyed eight years in St. Louis working at Emerson Electric as a community relations representative and has spent nearly 20 years as a manager of The Loading Dock in ...

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Madigan Presents Pension Bill - Alton Daily News

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 23:13

Alton Daily News

Madigan Presents Pension Bill
Alton Daily News
Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) is counting votes, and that's not limited to the legislature. “I think that there will be at least four members of the Illinois Supreme Court that will approve” his new pension bill, which passed a House ...

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Illinois Dedicates Day To Stan Musial - Alton Daily News

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 23:13

Alton Daily News

Illinois Dedicates Day To Stan Musial
Alton Daily News
Those are three of the words State Representative Dwight Kay of Glen Carbon used to describe Stan "The Man" Musial as he sponsored a resolution in the Illinois House earlier this week. House Joint Resolution 23 establishes January 19th as "Stan Musial ...
Musial or Veterans? Illinois House approves name for new bridgeBelleville News Democrat

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Sparks Fly Over Fracking Bill - Alton Daily News

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 23:13

Alton Daily News

Sparks Fly Over Fracking Bill
Alton Daily News
Hydraulic fracturing – the process of forcing chemicals into the ground to get at gas and oil – could be a “gold rush” for Illinois, in the words of one state House Republican, if only the controlling Democrats would let a much-ballyhooed bill ...

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Nippon Expansion Creates Jobs - Alton Daily News

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 23:13

Alton Daily News

Nippon Expansion Creates Jobs
Alton Daily News
Pat Quinn recruited Nippon Sharyo to Illinois. “Nippon Sharyo came to Illinois because of our commitment to high-speed rail, strong transportation network and central location, all of which make our state the ideal choice for growing global companies ...

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Senate Passes Gambling Expansion Bill - Alton Daily News

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 23:13

Alton Daily News

Senate Passes Gambling Expansion Bill
Alton Daily News
Illinois senators have passed a casino expansion bill that they hope the governor will like. The bill, which includes many previously discussed items, takes out Internet gambling, bans campaign contributions by gambling license-holders, and gives the ...

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Henderson short of shot record by one inch, Tigers short of O'Fallon by one point - Alton Telegraph

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 20:39

Henderson short of shot record by one inch, Tigers short of O'Fallon by one point
Alton Telegraph
... Southwestern Conference girls track meet at Wigger Track in Alton. Henderson, the three-time defending Class 3A state champion in the event, got off a toss of 49 feet, 10 1/2 inches, one inch short of the Illinois state record held by Carlinville's ...

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ROUNDUPS: Jacksonville's Myers pitches no-hitter in 12-0 win - Jacksonville Journal Courier

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 23:51

ROUNDUPS: Jacksonville's Myers pitches no-hitter in 12-0 win
Jacksonville Journal Courier
Senior pitcher Ashlyn Myers twirled a five-inning no-hitter Monday afternoon in Springfield, as Jacksonville romped past Lanphier, 12-0, at the University of Illinois-Springfield softball complex. Meanwhile ... Alton scored in the first inning to take ...

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