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Caseyville zombie subdivision dealt death blow

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The only house built in the 500-acre Forest Lakes subdivision in Caseyville / Photo by Roger Starkey

Representatives of the proposed Forest Lakes subdivision made their final pitch for a tax increment finance extension to the Collinsville Unit 10 School Board Monday, and walked away with the intention to permanently shelve the development.   The beleaguered subdivision began more than nine years ago, has swallowed anywhere from $30-45 million in investment, was […]

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Collinsville City Council approves firefighter contract

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City Hall, Jan. 7, 2014 / Photo by Roger Starkey

The Collinsville City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve a new contract with the International Association of Fire Fighters (AFL-CIO) Local 2625, representing the city’s firefighters. The new contract gives the firefighters a 2 percent raise, which has been the standard raise for city workers in the past year. The agreement is effective from Jan. […]

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