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Prenzler used taxpayer money to investigate fellow treasurer, says part of duties

By   /  June 4, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, Illinois, Maryville, News, Region  /  3 Comments

Kurt Prenzler at a news conference he arranged on May 30 at the St. Clair County Administration Building / Photo by Roger Starkey

When Madison County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler stood in front of the St. Clair County Administration Building at 1 p.m. Friday, he strongly insinuated, but stop short of accusing, St. Clair County Treasurer Charles Suarez of wrongdoing while in office. That Prenzler and some staff members compiled the information distributed to the media using Madison County […]

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West Nile virus detected in Madison County mosquitoes

By   /  June 4, 2014  /  Collinsville, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

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Between the storms and the heat, the spring and summer months bring plenty of causes for concern in the Metro East, but now the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed a new danger:  the first positive reports of the West Nile virus in Illinois for 2014. Madison County Health Department employees collected a […]

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SWIC Astronomy and Math and Science clubs announce summer topics

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***Submitted Content*** The Southwestern Illinois College Astronomy Club, in conjunction with the Math and Science Club, wants to explore the solar system with you this summer! The club continues its series of talks about space and all its wonders at the Belleville Campus, 2500 Carlyle Ave. A viewing session will take place at 8 p.m. […]

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One year on, Caseyville has a TIF attorney again

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Caseyville Village Hall / Photo by Roger Starkey

When Leonard Black replaced George Chance as mayor of Caseyville last spring, he made a host of changes. Gone were the village attorneys, the zoning administrator, all three police commissioners, the zoning board of appeals, the treasurer, the computer repairman and the hotel/motel inspector, among others. Some were replaced quickly. Some, positions like the treasurer […]

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Ameren Illinois donates bucket truck to Caseyville

By   /  June 4, 2014  /  Caseyville, News  /  No Comments

From left, Gussie Reed, Division V Director for Ameren Illinois, Caseyville Mayor Leonard Black, Ameren Illinois President and CEO Richard Mark, and Paula Nixon, Community Relations Coordinator for Ameren Illinois. In the bucket, is Ameren Illinois Lineman Mike Sapienza. Mark was presenting the keys to Mayor Black / Photo by Brian Bretsch

Ameren Illinois President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Mark recently presented the keys to a 1997 Ford F-800 truck to Caseyville Mayor Leonard Black. The truck was a donation from Ameren to the village. The energy company donates vans, trailers and pickup trucks to municipalities on a regular basis, Mark said. He estimated Ameren receives […]

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