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16th annual MERBL All-Star game coming June 29

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The Metro East Recreational Baseball League will host its 16th annual All-Stare game Sunday, June 29 at Fletcher Field. High school-aged players from Metro East communities will compete in the 5 p.m. game. Admission is two  non-perishable items for local food banks. Gates open at 3 p.m.

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New Illinois ticket quota law does not eliminate ticket quotas

By   /  June 22, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Illinois, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Light at a police station / Photo by Roger Starkey

By John Layton and Roger Starkey When Governor Pat Quinn signed into law Senate Bill 3411 on Sunday, June 15, he touted it as part of his agenda to maintain integrity in local government. State Representative Jay Hoffman, of Swansea, said the new law eliminates arbitrary quotas. “Arbitrary quotas on the number of tickets that […]

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