Group PhotoEAST ALTON– Eighty-six miles of levees separate the Metro East from the waters of the Mississippi River, and those levees are receiving much needed upgrades.

State Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton) state and county officials visited one construction site to review the progress of these updates to the Southwestern Illinois Flood Prevention District.

“These upgrades are an investment in the safety of the entire Metro East. Every dollar of this project goes toward protecting businesses, property and—most importantly—lives. It’s impressive to see a project of this scale and complexity on schedule and under budget,” Haine said.

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Haine StatesAttorneyAwardSPRINGFIELD - State Senator Bill Haine (D - Alton) was recognized today by Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons with the Retired State’s Attorney Badge.

The event was held at the Madison County Administration Building and honors Haine’s service to the people of Madison County. Haine served as State’s Attorney from 1988 until joining the Senate in 2002.

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SIU E MAP grantSPRINGFIELD—Metro East students and students from across Illinois rallied at the Capitol to call for state financial aid and university funding Tuesday.

Illinois has entered its fourth month with no budget to operate public universities or fund the state’s program that helps students afford college. The Monetary Award Program is the state’s college affordability program that helps roughly 140,000 Illinois students attend college.

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Haine Vets fair 1 CopyEDWARDSVILLE – Metro East veterans came together to learn about job opportunities, educational options and benefits during a veterans resource fair Thursday.

State Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton) and Representative Dan Beiser (D-Alton) hosted the fair at Edwardsville American Legion Post 199 to give area veterans the opportunity to access multiple state, local and federal resources in one convenient location.

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