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State Park man sentenced to life for killing pregnant women, 4-year-old boy

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

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Kevin Reid, of State Park, was sentenced to life in prison today by Madison County Circuit Judge James Hackett. Reid was convicted on March 20 in the killings of 19-year-old Anquiaette Parker, who was pregnant, and her 4-year-old cousin, Cermen “CJ” Toney Jr. The bodies were discovered in a cistern in 2008, only feet from […]

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13 is lucky number for softball Kahoks

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Carlee Mahan applying a tag / Photo by Sherry Holten

The Kahok softball team scored its second straight 10-run win Monday, beating East Alton-Wood River 13-3. The Oilers (4-8) jumped on top with three runs in the top of the first inning, but starter Sidney Bost shut the door the rest of the way. Despite the three-run first, Collinsville High School coach Cindy Kolda said […]

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Collinsville agrees to buy former post office building, more parking coming ASAP

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Artist rendering of the future parking lot at 130 S. Center St., Collinsville / image by Oates Associates

***Updated to clarify that the $300,000 – $350,000 figure provided was for demolition of the building and construction of the parking lot ***   The Collinsville City Council, by a 4-1 vote Monday, approved the $250,000 purchase of the building and lot at 130 S. Center St., home to the post office for 50 years. The […]

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