Recent Examples of downstate from the Web
House Republican Leader Jim Durkin said that Speaker Michael Madigan added a new demand Tuesday --- the governor's signature on a 911 bill that would help Chicago and Downstate towns and allow for fee hikes.
Hodgkinson was a home inspector in downstate Illinois and a Democratic supporter who had written multiple letters to the editor of the Belleville News-Democrat in 2012, often opposing Republicans or supporting marijuana legalization.
Neuqua's varsity made history on May 29 at Morton West, capturing its first state title with a decisive 62-25 victory over Notre Dame La Salette of downstate Georgetown.
The Cadets (20-16) will play downstate Morton at 7 p.m. Monday in Rock Island Supersectional at Augustana College.
The victory unlocked Hersey's first trip downstate since 2005, but the Huskies have their eyes on the 2003 team that won 35 matches and finished second in the state.
Sanders and Craig are two of the main organizers behind Pass Illinois' Budget, along with Indian Prairie Superintendent Karen Sullivan, and downstate Sandoval Superintendent Jennifer Garrison.
The Indians were set to play downstate power Granite City in a bracket championship, but it was canceled due to weather.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'downstate'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of downstate
DOWNSTATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of downstate for English Language Learners
: the southern part of a state
Learn More about downstate
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up downstate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).