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Ameren Illinois installs IntelliRupters to interupt power disruptions

By   /  June 7, 2014  /  Collinsville, Illinois, News, Region  /  No Comments

An Ameren Illinois lineman inspects a newly installed IntelliRupter before it goes into operation. This type of IntelliRupter was installed in three different locations in Collinsville. / Photo courtesy of Ameren Illinois

When spring arrives, the leaves are on our trees, the flowers are blooming in our yards and, more often than we would like, the power is out in our homes. To combat the power of nature that sometimes leave us powerless, Ameren Illinois is installing new technology and improving its infrastructure. This is part of the company’s $3.5 […]

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Metro Independent Athlete of the Week: Tanner Houck, Toronto Blue Jays draftee

By   /  June 7, 2014  /  Baseball, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Tanner Houck / Photo by Roger Starkey

By John Layton and Roger Starkey What a way to celebrate a graduation party. Tanner Houck, the 17-year-old ace of the Collinsville High School pitching staff was celebrating his high school graduation party when he was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday. Getting drafted fulfilled a dream he’s had since before he was even […]

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