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Men’s Soccer Falls to UIC

By   /  September 29, 2013  /  Men's Soccer, SIUE, Sports  /  No Comments

Jason Hackett / Photo by SIUE Sports Information

Playing in its first home game in 15 days, the SIUE men’s soccer team suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of UIC Saturday night at Korte Stadium. “Our margin for error at the moment is very slim,” Head Coach Kevin Kalish said.  “We are going through a rough stretch where our confidence isn’t 100 […]

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Cougars, Belmont Play to 1-1 Draw

By   /  September 29, 2013  /  SIUE, Sports, Women's Soccer  /  No Comments

Cougars women's soccer celebrates a goal Sunday / Photo by SIUE Sports Information

For the third time in four games, SIUE women’s soccer played extra time, drawing with Belmont 1-1 in double overtime Sunday afternoon in Ohio Valley Conference play at Korte Stadium. Both schools are 0-1-1 in the OVC. SIUE is 6-2-3 overall, while the Bruins are 2-5-2. The Cougars outshot the Bruins 21-8 overall Sunday and finished the […]

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159 lane closure Monday night

By   /  September 28, 2013  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Image by Roger Starkey

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Friday that Illinois Rout 159 will be reduced to one lane of traffic near High School Street in Collinsville from 6 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. Monday. Two-way traffic will be maintained using flaggers and traffic control devices. This closure is required to install a water main across 159 and […]

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Cougars Fall to Golden Eagles in OVC Opener

By   /  September 28, 2013  /  SIUE, Sports, Women's Soccer  /  No Comments

Kayla Delgado / Photo by SIUE Sports Information

SIUE women’s soccer unleashed a season-high 23 shots Friday night against visiting Tennessee Tech, but it was to no avail. It was the Golden Eagles who left with a 1-0 victory in the Ohio Valley Conference opener for both schools. The loss snapped an eight-game undefeated streak for SIUE. The Cougars are now 6-2-2 overall and 0-1-0 […]

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Kahoks hopes dashed early, fall big to Edwardsville

By   /  September 28, 2013  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

Jordan Miller fights for yards against Edwardsville / Photo by Roger Starkey

Collinsville marched down the field on their opening drive Friday, picking up first downs and the confidence an underdog team needs. The Kahoks used the clock and, the run-heavy team that has struggled to throw the ball all year, completed both pass attempts on the drive. The team was executing the offense the way Head […]

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Kahoks limp to 1-2 finish at the CYC tournament

By   /  September 26, 2013  /  Boys Soccer, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Austin Reiniger / Photo by Roger Starkey

The Collinsville High School boys soccer team thought they had righted the ship when they won the second game of the CYC Bob Guelker tournament Wednesday, only to suffer their worst defeat of the season Thursday. The Kahoks (4-7-1) bowed to St. Louis University High (8- 4) in the opening game of the tournament by […]

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Kahoks respect, do not fear, Edwardsville

By   /  September 26, 2013  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

Make no mistake, the 1-3 Kahoks, coming off a 1-8 season, will not be intimidated when they step onto the field Friday night against the states’ fifth ranked Class 7A team, the Edwardsville Tigers. “Football players don’t walk into a game scared,” Collinsville Head Coach John Blaylock said. The coaches have to ensure the players […]

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Annual Celebration of World Faiths at SIUE

By   /  September 26, 2013  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

The colloquium as part of the Annual Celebration of World Faiths will take place from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Center for Spirituality and Sustainability. The interfaith colloquium is titled, “What’s Your Vision of the Divine? Exploring the Singularities and Similarities of Diverse Spiritual Traditions.” The Center is located […]

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City to pay firefighters $103,000 in overtime dispute

By   /  September 26, 2013  /  Collinsville, News  /  2 Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

Collinsville has agreed to pay their firefighters $103,000 for wages not received after the city changed overtime rules for the fire department in June 2012. The new policy required firefighters to remain on duty for the entire 2-3 hours of their on-call shift. Previously, firefighters called-in to cover on-duty staff who responded to an emergency […]

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Unit 10 balance budget approved

By   /  September 26, 2013  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

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A balanced 2013-2014 budget was approved by the Collinsville Unit 10 School Board Monday. The tentative budget approved by the board on Aug. 19 showed an overall deficit of about $4.5 million. The majority of the difference can be attributed to the flexibility of cash basis accounting. Although it is acceptable to do so, past […]

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Three uptown businesses awarded TIF funds

By   /  September 26, 2013  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Collinsville City Hall / Photo by Roger Starkey

Improvement projects at Hair Just For You, Herr Funeral Home and Ashmann’s Pharmacy were all approved for tax increment financing by the Collinsville City Council Monday. Ashmann’s Pharmacy, 209 E Main St, is receiving a second round of TIF funds this year. While working on the building’s west wall – as part of the project […]

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School Board votes to request annexation of school by Caseyville

By   /  September 26, 2013  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, News  /  No Comments

Collinsville School Board / Photo by Roger Starkey

The police department that serves the Hollywood Heights Special Needs Center, is not Caseyville’s, which is two miles away, but rather the St. Clair County Sheriff’s department nine miles south in Belleville. The school, formerly an elementary school, recently re-opened as a special needs center, is currently in unincorporated St. Clair County, which means it […]

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Collinsville to build new water treatment building

By   /  September 25, 2013  /  Collinsville, News  /  3 Comments

The Collinsville Water Treatment Plant / Photo by Roger Starkey

The Collinsville City Council agreed Monday to the construction of a new water treatment plant for the city. After reviewing the findings of a study the city requested from Hurst-Rosche Engineers Inc, of Hillsboro, the council decided in favor of the estimated $15.6 million new construction project over an $11.05 million upgrade to the existing […]

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No. 18 Louisville Edges Cougars

By   /  September 24, 2013  /  Men's Soccer, SIUE, Sports  /  No Comments

Gabe Christianson / Photo courtesy of SIUE Sports Information

Playing in its third consecutive road game, the SIUE men’s soccer team suffered a 1-0 loss against No. 18 Louisville Tuesday night at Cardinal Park. “Our overall performance was much improved since the last game we played (at DePaul),” Head Coach Kevin Kalish said.  “We were better on both sides of the ball, but we […]

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Collinsville man barred from attending Unit 10 school activities

By   /  September 24, 2013  /  Collinsville, Education, News  /  No Comments

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A man accused of making suggestive hand and mouth gestures to juvenile females waiting at a school bus stop is now barred from school grounds. The Collinsville School Board voted Monday to bar Jerry Jerome Richardson, of Collinsville, from all Unit 10 schools and all school-sponsored extracurricular activities for one year. Richardson was charged with […]

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Fugitive accused of sexually assaulting Collinsville person captured

By   /  September 24, 2013  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

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A Madison man accused of holding two people at gunpoint in a rural Collinsville home, sexually assaulting one, was captured Monday. Jerry Sutt, 50, was captured in Williamson County, Tennessee, U.S. Marshal Don Slazinik confirmed. The Williamson County Sherriff’s department arrested Sutt at about 4 p.m. in a car reported stolen, Slazinik confirmed. Sutt will […]

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Willoughby Farms to host Fall Farm Day

By   /  September 23, 2013  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

Fall Farm Day / Photo courtesy of Willoughby Farms

Hayrides, scavenger hunts , fresh pulled pork sandwiches and a complimentary cake reception will highlight Fall Farm Day at Willoughby Farm Saturday, Oct. 5. The Collinsville Area Recreation District is hosting Fall Farm Day to celebrate 10 years of education and recreation at Willoughby Farm. Admission is free. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m., visitors can visit with […]

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Jobs fair comes to the Gateway Center Thursday

By   /  September 23, 2013  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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At least 63 employers will descend upon the Gateway Center in Collinsville Thursday with jobs to offer. The Madison County Employment & Training Department is hosting the Jobs Plus 2013 Job Fair from 1-5 p.m. Thursday at the Gateway Center. The event will also feature several job seeker workshops. The event and parking are free […]

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Caseyville to host Freaky Five Halloween 5K

By   /  September 22, 2013  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

The Village of Caseyville is hosting a 5K run, kids fun run and bonfire at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Those who register by Oct. 1 will receive a discount and a free t-shirt. The flat, 5K course begins at the VFW (401 N. Long St.), continues through town and Caseyville Park, and concludes behind […]

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Man convicted of heroin possession in Maryville sentenced

By   /  September 22, 2013  /  Maryville, News  /  No Comments

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A man convicted of having heroin in his Maryville apartment, with the intention of selling it, was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison, a spokesperson for the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office announced. Ronald Lewis, 40, was charged on June 24, 2011 with one count of unlawful possession with intent to deliver a controlled […]

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