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Letter to the Editor: Madison County Jail referendum, “the time for action is now”

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Typewriter / Photo by Roger Starkey

Letter to the Editor: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry once said, “the time for action is now.” The French novelist who penned “The Little Prince” believed “It’s never too late to do something.” He’s right. Early voting started in the Primary election and many of you will make the trip to the polls to cast your ballot. However, […]

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Collinsville’s Mark one of Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America

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Richard Mark, president and CEO of Ameren Illinois

The president and CEO of Ameren Illinois was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America by Savoy Magazine. Richard Mark, a third-generation Collinsville resident and 1973 Collinsville High School graduate is featured in the magazine’s Spring 2014 issue, along with a distinguished list of African-American’s in corporate America. Mark is […]

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Unit 10 school boundary plan settled

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Photo by Roger Starkey

The Collinsville School Board reached a resolution Tuesday on how to minimize the number of students bused to another school because there is no room in their home elementary school. For more than a year, the administration investigated options to reduce the 237 students involuntarily transferred each day. Options included changing school boundaries, adjusting start […]

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Clocks move forward tonight (in case you haven’t heard)

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Photo by Roger Starkey

Here is yet another reminder, daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. Central time Sunday. Move your clocks forward lest you be shamed by showing up an hour late tomorrow. Horseradish country will have an extra hour of sunlight until the first Sunday of November. The late sunlight may make it confusing for toddlers whose […]

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