Belleville, Illinois

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Belleville (French: Belle ville, meaning "Beautiful city") is a city in St. Clair County, Illinois, coterminous with the now defunct Belleville Township.wikipedia
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St. Clair County, Illinois

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Belleville (French: Belle ville, meaning "Beautiful city") is a city in St. Clair County, Illinois, coterminous with the now defunct Belleville Township.
Its county seat is Belleville.

Metro East

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Belleville is the most-populated city in the Metro-East region of the St. Louis Metropolitan Area and in Southern Illinois.
The region's most populated city is Belleville, with 45,000 residents.

Southern Illinois

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Belleville is the most-populated city in the Metro-East region of the St. Louis Metropolitan Area and in Southern Illinois.
Southern Illinois' most populated city is Belleville at 44,478.

Scott Air Force Base

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Due to its proximity to Scott Air Force Base, the population receives a boost from military and federal civilian personnel, defense contractors, and military retirees. Belleville has a bicycle trail that runs through the city from Southside Park to Southwestern Illinois College and Scott Air Force Base; it is mainly used for recreational purposes
Scott Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base in St. Clair County, Illinois, near Belleville and O'Fallon, 17 miles east-southeast of downtown St. Louis.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Belleville

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It is the county seat of St. Clair County, and the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Belleville and the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows.
It comprises the southern counties of the state of Illinois and is administered from the City of Belleville.

National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows

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It is the county seat of St. Clair County, and the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Belleville and the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows.
The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows is a Catholic shrine to the Blessed Virgin Mary in Belleville, Illinois, nine miles southeast of St. Louis, Missouri.

Jelly Belly

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In 1868, Gustav Goelitz founded the candy company that is known today as "Jelly Belly."
Gustav Goelitz came to the United States in 1866 and in 1869 started the confectionery business Gustav Goelitz in Belleville, Illinois.

Belleville Historic District

The Belleville Historic District, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976, comprises 73 contributing properties.
The Belleville Historic District is a historic district in Belleville, Illinois.

Jeff Tweedy

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Jay Farrar (now of Son Volt), Mike Heidorn, and Jeff Tweedy (now of Wilco) of the now-defunct alt country group Uncle Tupelo are from Belleville.
Tweedy, originally from Belleville, Illinois, started his music career in high school in his band The Plebes with Jay Farrar, which subsequently transitioned into the alternative country band Uncle Tupelo.

German Americans

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Major immigration in the mid-19th century to this area occurred following revolutions in Germany, and most of the European-American population is of German ancestry.
A prominent representative of this generation of immigrants was Gustav Koerner who lived most of the time in Belleville, Illinois until his death.

Uncle Tupelo

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Jay Farrar (now of Son Volt), Mike Heidorn, and Jeff Tweedy (now of Wilco) of the now-defunct alt country group Uncle Tupelo are from Belleville.
Uncle Tupelo was an alternative country music group from Belleville, Illinois, active between 1987 and 1994.

Mike Heidorn

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Jay Farrar (now of Son Volt), Mike Heidorn, and Jeff Tweedy (now of Wilco) of the now-defunct alt country group Uncle Tupelo are from Belleville.
Mike Heidorn, born 1967 in Belleville, Illinois, is the former drummer and founding member of alternative country bands Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt.

Greater St. Louis

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Belleville is the most-populated city in the Metro-East region of the St. Louis Metropolitan Area and in Southern Illinois.

Gustave Koerner House

The Gustave Koerner House is a historic house located at 200 Abend Street in Belleville, Illinois.

Latin Settlement

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They were nicknamed "Latin Farmers" because of this.
A. B. Faust speculates that the appellative "Latin settlement" or "Latin farmers" was first used in connection with some German settlers of Belleville, Illinois, a large group of men who had been members of the "Burschenschaften," the German student fraternities of a political cast, which had been made special objects of vengeance by the arbitrary governors of the reactionary period in Germany.

Knobeloch–Seibert Farm

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The Knobeloch–Seibert Farm is a historic farm located on the east side of Schneider Road east of Belleville, Illinois.

Cahokia, Illinois

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Because Blair donated an acre of his land for the town square and an additional 25 acre adjoining the square for the new county seat, the legislature transferred the county seat from the village of Cahokia.
The county seat was moved to the more centrally located Belleville, Illinois (incorporated 1819 and as a city in 1850) when a local developer offered to donate land for a new county courthouse and seat.

Belleville Philharmonic Society

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The Belleville Philharmonic Society was formed in 1866, making it the second oldest philharmonic orchestra in the country.
The Belleville Philharmonic Society is an Orchestra founded in 1866 in Belleville, Illinois by a group of interested citizens.

Rowdies Rugby Football Club

The Rowdies Rugby Football Club is a Division III rugby union team based out of Belleville, Illinois, United States.

Buddy Ebsen

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A middle child with four sisters, Buddy Ebsen was born as Christian Ludolf Ebsen Jr., on April 2, 1908, in Belleville, Illinois.

Belleville High School-West

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Four high schools – two public (Belleville High School-East, Belleville High School-West), and two private (Althoff Catholic High School, Governor French Academy).
Belleville Township High School West (also known as Belleville West) is a public comprehensive high school in Belleville, Illinois that is part of Belleville Township High School District 201.

Belleville High School-East

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Four high schools – two public (Belleville High School-East, Belleville High School-West), and two private (Althoff Catholic High School, Governor French Academy).
Belleville High School East is a public high school in Belleville, Illinois, United States.

Belleville News-Democrat

The Belleville News-Democrat, is the city's daily newspaper.
The Belleville News-Democrat is a daily newspaper in Belleville, Illinois.

Southwestern Illinois College

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Belleville has a bicycle trail that runs through the city from Southside Park to Southwestern Illinois College and Scott Air Force Base; it is mainly used for recreational purposes
Southwestern Illinois College is a public community college in Illinois with campuses in Belleville, Granite City, and Red Bud.