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Tigers topple Cougars in Nashville

By   /  February 20, 2014  /  Men's Basketball, SIUE, Sports  /  No Comments

Kris Davis / Photo by SIUE Sports Information

Nashville – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville dropped a 66-61 decision to Tennessee State Thursday night in Ohio Valley Conference men’s basketball at the Gentry Center. The loss dropped SIUE to 7-7 in the OVC, and prevented the Cougars from officially clinching a bid to the OVC Tournament.  SIUE dropped to 11-17 overall. Tennessee State improved to 4-24 […]

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Two sentenced in Madison County tax sale scheme

By   /  February 20, 2014  /  Illinois, News, Region  /  No Comments

court-hammer

Two of three men who pled guilty, along with former Madison County Treasurer Fred Bathon, of conspiring to eliminate competitive bidding on tax sales in the county have been sentenced for violating the Sherman Antitrust Act. Scott McLean, 51, of Belleville, was sentenced to 18 months in prison, three years supervised release and fined $25,000. […]

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Police seek information about Caseyville Mini-Mart burglary

By   /  February 20, 2014  /  Caseyville, News  /  No Comments

Caseyville Mini-Mart robber

Caseyville Police are seeking information about a burglary that occurred at the Caseyville Mini-Mart overnight Feb. 17. Police were called to the business in the 8800 block of Maple Street at 6:43 on the morning of Feb. 18 after it was found that someone had broken into the business,while it was closed, and stole and […]

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Letter to the Editor: Historically low rates at Madison County tax sale

By   /  February 20, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  1 Comment

Typewriter / Photo by Roger Starkey

To the Editor: People usually don’t associate good news with taxes, but the annual Madison County Tax Sale, held this past Thursday, did result in good news for late taxpayers. Property taxes in the amount of $4.4 million were sold at a weighted average penalty interest rate of 1.59 percent. I’m not aware of any […]

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Power restored to Southwestern Electric customers in Maryville and Collinsville

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Power Outage

Power has been restored to all Southwestern Electric customers in Maryville and Collinsville. Lightening took out a circuit breaker at 6:35 a.m., knocking out power to hundreds of customers. Repairs were made and power restored at 8:01 a.m. Earlier story Southwestern Electric is reporting 515 current Maryville and Collinsville customers without power. The number affected […]

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