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10-month-old left in Caseyville hotel room, mother arrested on Mother’s Day

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Jennifer L. Hawes

Caseyville Police arrested a 35-year-old Sorento, Ill. woman, accused of leaving her 10-month-old child in a Caseyville hotel room unattended for over an hour overnight. Police were called to the 2400 block of Old Country Inn Drive around 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning, Mother’s Day, and found the child in the hotel room. The mother, Jennifer […]

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May 31 show to benefit renovations for Collinsville’s historic Miner’s Theatre

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The Miner's Theatre / Photo by Roger Starkey

***Submitted Content*** A benefit concert featuring four area bands will raise funds and awareness for the effort to make renovations needed to reopen Collinsville’s historic Miner’s Theatre. “Rockin’ for the Miner’s” is sponsored by Scott Credit Union and is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, May 31 at American Legion Post 365, 1022 […]

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Mitchell sets another record, named Metro Independent Athlete of the Week again

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Martinus Mitchell throws the shot put at the Collinsville Invitational on May 10, 2014 / Photo by Roger Starkey

Martinus Mitchell is beginning to make a habit of breaking the Collinsville High School shot put record, and being named The Metro Independent Athlete of the Week. At the Collinsville Invitational Saturday, Mitchell ensured he added some drama to the day. After throwing over 62 feet in practice during the week, Mitchell’s best mark on […]

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Collinsville takes steps to add another tool to attract and retain businesses

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Collinsville City Hall / Photo by Roger Starkey

The City of Collinsville recently joined five local communities, and Madison County, in an attempt to be awarded an Enterprise Zone. First created in 1983, Enterprise Zones in Illinois primarily provide state tax exemptions, low interest financing and employment training to businesses. Business Districts, Tax Increment Financing and Enterprise Zones are the only tools of […]

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