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Letter to the Editor: Fairness for Fairmount Park

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Typewriter / Photo by Roger Starkey

Fairmount racetrack has been in business since 1925.  At one time, the racetrack was one of the largest job creators in the Metro East and sent more tax dollars to Collinsville than most, if not all, businesses in Madison County. Today, the racetrack is a shell of what it was, what it could be, and […]

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Four-person golf scramble coming Aug. 2, hosted by Collinsville Junior Service Club

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***Submitted Content*** The Collinsville Junior Service Club is hosting a four-person golf scramble at Stonebridge Golf Club Aug. 2. Breakfast and lunch will be served. There will be prizes in three flights. Mulligans and skins will be available. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Shotgun start is at 8 a.m. Registration deadline is July 19. Sign-up […]

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Caseyville police chief search on hold, so are new TIF requests

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The Caseyville Police station / Photo by Roger Starkey

Nearly one month after Chief Jose Alvarez was terminated by a 4-3 vote of the Caseyville Board of Trustees and Mayor Leonard Black, the search for a new chief has not yet begun. Following the monthly Board of Trustees meeting  Wednesday, Black said “nothing is happening” with the search to replace Alvarez. Then, motioning to […]

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