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Granite City

Granite City, city (1990 pop. 32,862), Madison co., SW Ill., an industrial suburb of East St. Louis, on the Mississippi inc. 1896. It has port and rail connections. Some metal products are manufactured however, the suburb has been affected by the surrounding cities and area, which have become highly depressed economically due to declining industries.

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