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9:18 am
Fri September 16, 2011

Morning headlines: Friday, September 16, 2011

The Belleville News-Democrat reports that protesters from the Metro-East Black Contractors Organization will delay a planned protest to shut down work on the new Mississippi River bridge project until they speak with Ill. Gov Pat Quinn.
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Metro-East contractors delay Mississippi River bridge protest

According to the Belleville News-Democrat, about 200 protesters gathered at the East St. Louis City Hall early this morning, but delayed a protest to shut down work on the new Mississippi River Bridge. The newspaper reports Illinois Governor Pat Quinn promised to call and the state’s transportation secretary is heading to the city to meet them.

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