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A southern Illinois lawmaker is heralding what he calls a key investment in the future economic development of the region.

State Senator Dale Fowler of Harrisburg says a million dollars in capital funding has been released for the proposed river port terminal in Cairo.

Olmsted Dam Project
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There are around 200 locks in the rivers across the nation.

Most of them are decades old and needing replaced.

Two of them were officially replaced after taking 30 years to complete.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The most expensive inland waterway project in U.S. history is set to open later this year.

A ceremonial ribbon cutting at the Olmsted Locks and Dam in southern Illinois is scheduled for Thursday.

A ceremonial ribbon cutting 30 years in the making is scheduled for late summer in southern Illinois.

The ceremony at Olmsted Locks and Dam near the confluence of the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers will take place on August 29th.

Officials say a woman whose body was found in the Ohio River a day after two other bodies were recovered has been identified. 

Second Update: Authorities say one of three bodies found in Ohio River was shot in the back of the head. Daviess County Sheriff's Dept. says the body also had ligature marks around the neck.

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Illinois Dept. of Public Health

Visitors to the Ohio River in southern Illinois are being cautioned about potential toxins from blue-green algae.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Illinois congressmen are criticizing the long-delayed Olmsted lock and dam project.