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It’s in the mail; State Police to issue Concealed Carry Licenses

By   /  February 28, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, Illinois, Maryville, News, Region  /  No Comments

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Less than 60 days after the first Concealed Carry License applications were accepted in the state, the Illinois State Police are ready to mail 5,000 licenses. Illinois, in July, became the last state in the union to allow concealed weapons to be carried legally. The application process was opened on Jan. 5 and more than […]

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Friends of the Glen Carbon Library host “Ladies’ Night Out @ the Library”

By   /  February 28, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

***Submitted Content** Tired of basketball games?  Join us for a “Gal’s” kind of March Madness at the Friends of the Glen Carbon Library’s third annual “Ladies’ Night Out @ the Library” on Friday, March 7th from 5:00-8:30 p.m.  This event is a fundraiser for library programs with an admission cost of $10 in advance and $12 at the door. […]

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Izzy and Lizzie say “Follow us to the Empty Bowl Soup Luncheon”

By   /  February 28, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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***Submitted Content*** Collinsville is reaching out to all its neighbors and friends for support of The Empty Bowl, their large fundraiser to help combat local hunger. This year’s Empty Bowl, to be held Ash Wednesday, March 5 (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.), at the Collinsville Knights of Columbus Hall, will be bigger and better than […]

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Finally, more snow and sleet in the Collinsville area forecast

By   /  February 28, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Bert's Chuckwagon in the snow / Photo by Roger Starkey

Bereft of dangerous driving conditions for more than two weeks, significant sleet and snow have returned to the Collinsville area forecast. Caseyville and the southern parts of Collinsville saw a dusting of snow Tuesday night, but the rest of the area has not experienced winter precipitation since nearly half an inch of snow covered the […]

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Updated – Beltline Road re-opened after gas leak

By   /  February 27, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Crews working at the site of a gas line break at the corner of Beltline Road and Golfview Drive, Collinsville / Photo by Roger Starkey

***Update at 10:25 p.m*** Ameren has completed repair work on the gas line break at the corner of Beltline Road and Golfview Drive. All four lanes of Beltline Road have re-opened. The section of Golfview Drive that was closed is expected to open before 10:30 p.m. After the line was capped, using a device known […]

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Updated – Major gas line break in Collinsville closes intersection

By   /  February 27, 2014  /  Breaking News, Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

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***Updated at 6:15 p.m., Feb. 27*** Crews are still working to stem a gas line break at the corner of Beltline Road and Golfview Drive in Collinsville. The fix is expected to take at least two more hours. Unable to locate the valve to shut the line down, Ameren crews are installing a cap-like device on […]

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“Big wins” and sectional qualifiers highlight Kahoks wrestling season

By   /  February 27, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Sports, Wrestling  /  No Comments

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By Brittany Weaver – Collinsville High School senior The Collinsville High School wrestling season ended with a third-place conference finish and two Sectional qualifiers, and Head Coach Tom Blaha thinks better things are to come. The Kahoks finished 13-4 in the Southwestern Conference, which Blaha noted is a “tough conference.” “To place third is pretty […]

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Belmont snaps Cougars winning streak

By   /  February 27, 2014  /  Men's Basketball, SIUE, Sports  /  No Comments

Tim Johnson / Photo by SIUE Sports Information

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – For the first time in nearly two months, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville men’s basketball was defeated on its home floor. The Cougars fell to Belmont 94-75 Wednesday in Ohio Valley Conference action at the Vadalabene Center. The loss snapped a six-game home winning streak for the Cougars, who fell to 7-8 in OVC play […]

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Renovations coming to the Jaycee Sports Complex

By   /  February 26, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

The sign at the entrance of the Jaycee Sports Complex in Collinsville / Photo by Roger Starkey

New fences, bleachers and an improved irrigation system are some of the improvements that will be made at the Jaycee Sports Complex this spring. The Collinsville Area Recreation District Board of Commissioners recently approved $80,000 to make renovations to the complex. The wooden bleachers that cannot be salvaged will be replaced by a more durable […]

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SIUE Athletics Hall of Fame nominations open

By   /  February 26, 2014  /  SIUE, Sports  /  No Comments

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The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Athletics Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the 2014 class of inductees. Anyone can nominate former student-athletes, teams, coaches, administrators, and friends of the program for induction. All nominations received by March 15th will be considered for the 2014 class. The nomination form is available online at http://www.siuecougars.com/hallfame/siue-hallfame.html. SIUE Director of […]

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New session of programs start at CARD

By   /  February 26, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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***Submitted Content*** A new session of programs will begin at the Collinsville Area Recreation District (CARD) in March. Programs for children include Totally Tots Playtime for ages 1-4 with a guardian, Dynamic Dance for ages 3-8, Life is Art for ages 7-13, Beginning Tumbling for ages 4-8, and Karate for all ages — including adults. […]

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SIUE basketball announces time changes for Saturday games

By   /  February 26, 2014  /  Men's Basketball, SIUE, Sports, Women's Basketball  /  No Comments

Kris Davis / Photo by SIUE Sports Information

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has announced the adjustment of game times for Saturday’s men’s and women’s basketball games at the Vadalabene Center. The women’s game against Eastern Illinois will tip off at 1 p.m. The men’s game, also against Eastern Illinois, will tip at 5:05 p.m. The games were adjusted to accommodate FOX Sports Midwest, […]

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Collinsville High School math team sends 15 to State Competition

By   /  February 26, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Members of the Collinsville High School math team / Submitted photo

The Collinsville High School math team did not qualify for the State Competition, but 15 of the 23 members qualified either individually or in a smaller team. After qualifying as a team the past three years, the Kahok human calculators this year ran into the mathematical buzz saw that is Carbondale High School. The Terrier […]

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Interstate 270 lane closures cancelled

By   /  February 26, 2014  /  Collinsville, Illinois, Maryville, News, Region  /  No Comments

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The Illinois Department of Transportation announced announced that daytime westbound lane closures on Interstate 270 for Thursday Feb. 27 and Friday Feb. 28 have been cancelled. The pavement repair work was to take place between the Chain of Rocks Canal and the Mississippi River, near Granite City, but has been delayed due to freezing temperatures. Work […]

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Adams recognized for 20 years of devotion to the Kahoks

By   /  February 26, 2014  /  Boys Basketball, Boys Soccer, Collinsville High School  /  No Comments

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If, in the past 20 years, if you have been to almost all Collinsville High School girls and boys basketball games – varsity and junior varsity – as well as boys and girls soccer, softball, and sprinkled in as many volleyball matches as possible, your name is probably Pat Adams. The 1956 CHS graduate was […]

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Kahoks suffer another difficult defeat

By   /  February 26, 2014  /  Boys Basketball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Jacob Shaffer / Photo by Roger Starkey

Collinsville – Collinsville entered the fourth quarter Tuesday with a two-point lead against the second place team in the Southwestern Conference, but could not overcome an 8-0 run halfway through the quarter, losing 60-56. Sean Davis’ tip-in basket as the third-quarter buzzer sounded stopped a Belleville East 7-0 run and gave the Kahoks (4-9 SWC, […]

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Charges against off-duty Caseyville police officer upgraded to felony

By   /  February 24, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Jeffrey W. Wilkinson

The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office has charged a former Caseyville police officer with aggravated unlawful restraint, a class 3 felony. Collinsville police arrested Jeffrey W. Wilkinson in the early morning hours Friday in the 1000 block of Hickory Point, Collinsville. Police were called to the residence by a female. Records show that Wilkinson’s wife is a […]

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Collinsville is officially “Karried Away”

By   /  February 24, 2014  /  Collinsville, Education, News  /  2 Comments

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After eight months of being inspired by 17-year-old Collinsville High School junior Karrie Brown, her hometown has named Feb. 24, 2014, “Karrie Brown Day.” Mayor John Miller will officially make the proclamation at about 7:30 tonight for the girl he said, “has that unique personality that she just glows with friendship.” The brief ceremony will […]

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Off-duty Caseyville Police officer arrested in Collinsville

By   /  February 23, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, News  /  2 Comments

The Caseyville Police station / Photo by Roger Starkey

Collinsville Police have confirmed that an off-duty Caseyville police officer was arrested Saturday on charges of domestic battery and aggravated assault. Collinsville Police arrested Jeffrey Wilkinson, 40, of Collinsville, at 5 a.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of Hickory Point, Collinsville. Records show that Wilkinson’s wife is a resident of the home at which he […]

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-updated-Former Collinsville football player, 23, dead from gunshot wound

By   /  February 23, 2014  /  Breaking News, Collinsville, News  /  2 Comments

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***Updated on Feb. 24 at 5:35 p.m with additional details of the incident*** Collinsville Police have confirmed that the person who died of a single gunshot wound to the head in the early hours of Sunday morning was Andrew M. Birch, 23, of Collinsville. The incident occurred in Birch’s home in the 600 block of […]

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