Benton, Illinois

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The city of Benton, Illinois has a population of 6880 and ranked #256 by population in the state. Benton has 3270 households and a total area of 5.35 sq. miles w/ a population density of 1286 people per sq. mile and approx. 2.1 people per household. Data according to 2000 census.

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SIU celebrates Earth Day - Tuesday is Earth Day and Southern Illinois University is celebrating the day with an entire week of special activities. - Tue, 22 Apr 2014

ISP: 327 more applicants notified of improper training - Illinois State Police announced Tuesday that 327 concealed carry applicants will be told their application has been denied after another firearm instructor is no longer approved to instruct Illinois Concealed Carry Curricula. - Tue, 01 Apr 2014

IL attorney general, IDNR announce coal mine permitting process reforms - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller today announced major reforms to improve transparency and strengthen regulations in the department’s Office of Mines and Minerals. - Tue, 01 Apr 2014

Hundreds of students participate in science fair at SIU - Around 400 students from the southern Illinois area participated in the annual Illinois Junior Academy of Science Region 8 Science Fair at Southern Illinois University on Tuesday, March 25. - Tue, 25 Mar 2014

KYTC plans lane restrictions on U.S. 45 Ohio River Bridge - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to place a daytime lane and load width restriction on the U.S. 45 Ohio River Bridge between Paducah, Ky., and Brookport, Ill., starting Monday, April 28. - Tue, 22 Apr 2014

Benton baseball holds off Harrisburg - BENTON — The Benton High School baseball team has had its fair share of early season struggles this spring, but it appears the Rangers are beginning to figure things out. - Fri, 11 Apr 2014

More than 600 students attend Math Field Day - More than 600 students from Southeast Missouri State University and Southern Illinois spent the day Tuesday, April 8 doing math problems. - Tue, 08 Apr 2014

AFFI Warrior Program, bank to give soldier a car - The AFFI Warrior Program provides equipped vehicles to Illinois soldiers who have lost limbs serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. - Tue, 15 Apr 2014

East Cape Girardeau launches police department - The community of East Cape Girardeau has recently started its own police department. Local officials say they need it because of increased crime rates. - Tue, 15 Apr 2014

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Keepsake Portraits - Saluting the Senior Class of 2014 - Here's Mackenzie (Liberty Benton H.S.)! She's an amazing person with a heart of gold. When it came to her session, we wanted to create something to show her love for God and others. The collage we created not only has her ... - 0 Likes

Kelly Phillips Slaughter - Took the younger boys to see Heaven Is for Real tonight, Benton Rogers had team dinner so couldn't go. My heart melted as Bryson & Beau explained to Benton what the movie was about. I'm so blessed my boys are believers! I'm blessed my boys love Jesus! - 0 Likes

5NEWS - The appeal hearing has been delayed for the former Benton County comptroller who was fired earlier this month. The comptroller recently married a former Benton County Administrator who was fired and arrested last year in a county theft and corruption case: ht... - 0 Likes

OSU Degree Partnership Program - Thursday April 24th is OSU Spirit Day at LBCC! To celebrate our close partnership with OSU, we are encouraging everyone to wear orange and black. The Linn Benton Degree Partnership Office is having an open house 10:00 - 12:00. We are in MKH-111 on LBCC's Alban... - 0 Likes

Soul Census - Soul Census has a show on 04/26/2014 at 08:00 PM @ TrainWreck in Benton, IL http://www.reverbnation.com/c./poni/275628990 - 0 Likes

Karen Pryor Clicker Training - We're excited to announce Karen Pryor Academy's first United Kingdom locations for the Dog Trainer Professional Program! Please welcome our two newest faculty members Linda Ryan (Fordingbridge, Hampshire) and Sara Benton (Orton Southgate, Peterborough). https... - 0 Likes

Karen Pryor Academy - We're excited to announce our first United Kingdom locations for the Dog Trainer Professional Program! Please welcome our two newest faculty members Linda Ryan (Fordingbridge, Hampshire) and Sara Benton (Orton Southgate, Peterborough). https://www.karenpryora... - 0 Likes

Tri-City Herald - Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo carnival wristbands on sale for $20 on April 26 - 0 Likes

GTChannel.com - An amazing short film about one man's undying love for Porsche. - 0 Likes

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