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State’s Attorney rebukes Caseyville officials, in writing

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Caseyville Village Hall / Photo by Roger Starkey

In a letter dated March 18, and viewed by The Metro Independent, St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly issued notification to all elected and appointed officials of Caseyville that all communications between his office and Village officials would be in writing, if at all, until governance is restored. A leaked, confidential, memo from Caseyville […]

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Million dollar St. Patrick’s Day Raffle ticket sold in Collinsville

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Image by Svilen Milev

A million dollar ticket for the Illinois Lottery’s St. Patrick’s Day Raffle was sold at the Moto Mart on Illinois Route 157 in Collinsville, according to the Illinois Lottery. The winning ticket was one of four in Illinois, two of which were sold at Southern Illinois Moto Marts. A Gillespie Moto Mart patron also walked […]

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Caseyville residents receive leaked letters attacking police chief before vote on his fate

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Caseyville leak letter

An anonymous source has been busy mailing leaked information to every resident in Caseyville. A letter from the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council, distributed to Mayor Len Black and the Board of Trustees, found its way into every Caseyville mailbox Friday. The letter was accompanied by a cover letter attacking Police Chief Jose […]

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Ready, set, fire: A timeline of hiring and firing the current Caseyville police chief

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

Feb. 11 – At a Board of Police Commissioners’ meeting, Alvarez asks that Steve Romanik be fired. Because Village Attorney John Gilbert is not present, the Police Board decides to delay action for a special meeting, to be called for one week later. Feb. 12 – Alvarez is fired. Black said Alvarez lacked administrative experience. […]

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FCB Banks retail postal services now open

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Sandy and Bernie Kolo, the first customers at the FCB Banks CPU at 800 Beltline Road / Photo by Roger Starkey

The city of Collinsville once again has retail postal services “above the hill.” The FCB Banks location at 800 Beltline Road opened a Contract Postal Unit Monday that offers many of the services provided by retail post offices. Services available at the CPU include stamp purchases, insured mail, certified/registered mail (expected to be available by […]

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