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CARD executive director resigns amid park district’s financial concerns

By   /  March 6, 2014  /  Breaking News, Collinsville, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Terry Wilson

The executive director of the beleaguered Collinsville Area Recreation District resigned Thursday, effective immediately. In a resignation letter to David Tanzyus, president CARD’s Board of Commissioners, Terry Wilson, 55, said when he was hired he believed he could help the district to become “functionally and financially healthy” after nearly two decades of mismanagement. But, with […]

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Pleasant Ridge Park closure announcement result of “slight misunderstanding”

By   /  March 6, 2014  /  Collinsville, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

CARDagain

The Collinsville Area Recreation District issued a press release today stating that Pleasant Ridge Park had been closed due to budget constraints, and retracted the statement less than one hour later. “There was a slight misunderstanding among staff that led to the announcement that Pleasant Ridge Park is closed. The park is open,” Elizabeth Davis, […]

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He’s baaack! Caseyville police chief temporarily reinstated

By   /  March 6, 2014  /  Caseyville, News  /  No Comments

On-again, off-again Caseyville Police Chief Jose Alvarez

The second attempt by Caseyville Mayor Len Black to fire the village’s chief of police has been put on hold by court and Village Board order. Jose Alvarez was fired by Black on Friday, 16 days after firing him the first time. Alvarez obtained a temporary restraining order on March 4 barring Caseyville from terminating […]

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Union threatens Caseyville mayor with grievance over dispute with office worker

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Caseyville Mayor Len Black / Photo by Roger Starkey

Caseyville Mayor Len Black is under fire from the Teamsters Local 50, and now possibly the Village Board, for not issuing a written apology to a Village Hall office worker. A union representative met with Black earlier this year over a complaint filed by the worker who claimed Black had called her a “bitch” and […]

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