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Telegraph, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1999, Alton, Illinois SERVING THE RIVER BEND SINCE 1836 Top sport Lance Bidlack named Telegraph male track athlete of the year PageBl Vol 164 No 153 cents The Edge Teaching students how to learn PageDl Tfce ouUoolc Sunny to partly cloudy sMes High 73 low 53 PageDtf Alton native making quite a noise in rhythm and praise PageOl Thursday June Route 267 project on the road Ryan announces million for widening By THOMAS WRAUSMANN Tele graph staff writer JERSEYVILLE Gov George Ryan Hew into town Wednesday spreading the word about longawaited funding for the Godfreyto Jerseyville stretch of a planned fourlane Illinois Route 267 Ryans helicopter landed on time at the Jerseyville Airport and was met by numerous dignitaries a crowd of residents and a large group from Jans Kids day care center in Jerseyville Ryan allowed the children to tour the helicopter during the ceremony The Illinois General Assembly recently approved million to begin the projected v v ry u The BADMAN Traffic makes its way along Illinois Route 267 near the MadisonJersey county line Wednesday The heavily traveled twolane blacktop the site of many serious and fatal accidents will be widened to four lanes with money from the Illinois FIRST program At right Gov George Ryan announces the funding Wednesday at the Jerseyville Airport million project which is now in the Illinois Department of Transportations key fiveyear funding plan Construction of the miles of new fourlane pavement is proposed to start near the junction of Route 267 and 67 in Godfrey Longtime supporters of the project said the expressway will drastically cut down on the number of serious injuries and fatalities on the crowded stretch of Illinois Route 267 between Godfrey and Jerseyville They also point to recent and pro jected increases in population in Jersey County Without VV Illinois FIRST state funding for this Project would not be million for George Ryan the Alton Bypass This project governor mirrors those around the state that will reduce congestion on the existing net work of highways and improve traffic Ryan told the crowd These programs and oth ers are just the kind of transportation issues that will make Illinois FIRST a success Without Illinois FIRST state funding for this project would not be available I want to thank state Sen Vince Demuzio Rep Tom Ryder Rep Steve Davis DBethalto and Rep Gary Hannig D Litchfield for their support of Illinois FIRST and their commitment to the people of this Youve got good representation from these See ROAD Page A9 Alton man charged in beating of mother By SANFORD J SCHMIDT Telegraph staff writer EDWARDSVILLE An Alton man was held Wednesday at the Madison County Jail in lieu of bond on a charge of beating his mother who uses a wheelchair with a flashlight and an electric frying pan The man flew into a rage Tuesday after his mother 57 refused to allow him to use her citizens band radio at her home authorities said William G Page 25 of the 1700 block of Bozza Street in Alton was charged Tuesday in Madison County Circuit Court with aggravated battery Deputies from the Madison County Sheriffs Department responded to the mothers house at Tuesday after Pages father called 911 Page was found in front of his moth ers house in the 1400 block of Sixth Street in Cottage Hills authorities said Page was handcuffed and placed in a squad car sheriffs Capt Don Spaul said Page became enraged and attacked his mother after she told him the microphone on the radio was broken Spaul said I believe there is a history of this type of The mother suffered a head injury and was taken to Saint Anthonys Hospital in Alton for treatment She was given stitches to close a head wound and was released Pending closing of SAVlst leaves clients in limbo By BETHANY BEHRHORST Telegraph staff writer COLLINSVILLE Three years ago a Madison County woman her husband and two daughters lived a nightmare The womans daughters one now a teen ager and the other in elementary school were violated by someone they trusted A charismatic family friend made his way into the familys heart then took advantage of its trust causing emotional scarring to last a lifetime I wouldve never dreamed that this would said the woman a client at Sexual Assault Victims First Through this agency I found out that most pedophiles portray them selves as really likeable people My husband and I believed the best of some body and got the Thanks to services provided by Sexual Assault Victims First the family is together today and I See LIMBO Page A9 Goort A310 Bulletin Board A6 Classifieds C7 Editorial HoroscopeD5 C6 Blount Gan Komanecky Manda Mangum Mustain Nelson Schueler Stormer Scoreboard B2 Carrying the torch The BADMAN East Alton Patrolman Brent Wells center takes the Special Olympics Torch Run torch from Wood River police cadet Chris Galletta right Wednesday on Edwardsville Road near the East Alton city limits East Alton Patrolman Tom Kochan left runs along in front Story Page A5 Two more terminals on drawing board By LINDA N WELLER Telegraph staff writer The Madison County Transit District Board plans to build two more bus terminals in coming years one in Alton and another in Wood River Pending approval later this month by the East West Gateway Coordinating Councils board of directors in St Louis the transit district board will be able to take the first steps in getting two bus hubs built This will complete the grouping of Edwardsville Collinsville Wood River Granite City and said Bill Little of Alton a member of the Madison County Board and the transit district board Officials have learned that the district can receive million from the federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality program during the next two fiscal years The grants included in the T21 Federal Transportation Act pro vide 80 percent of costs the remaining 20 percent must be met locally The local money about is in Gov George Ryans Illinois FIRST public works budget state Rep Steve Davis DBethalto said Ive been assured by the state secretary of transportation Kirk Brown thai the funding is there although it is not lineitemed The bus stations would be similar to one opened in 1993 in Granite City and another under con struction in Edwardsville on North Main Street across from the Madison County Courthouse Part oi the preliminary planning is determining viable sites for the depots Those decisions are based on environ mental factors traffic current bus routes and schedules said Jerry Kane managing director of the transit district City officials in Alton and Wood River also would provide input on See TERMINALS A9
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