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New Chain of Rocks Canal Bridge to open to westbound traffic on July 11

By   /  July 7, 2014  /  Collinsville, Illinois, Maryville, News, Region  /  No Comments

The new Chain of Rocks Canal Bridge on the left will replace the twin bridges on the right / Photo courtesy of the Illinois Department of Transportation

The new Chain of Rocks Bridge will welcome its first cars on July 11, when the westbound lanes of the Interstate 270 structure are open to traffic. Under construction since 2011, the Illinois Department of Transportation plans to open the bridge fully by the end of September, when it will be opened to eastbound traffic. […]

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Maryville moving towards creating TIF districts

By   /  July 7, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

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By a unanimous vote of the Village Board on June 18, Maryville set in motion the process to create at least one Tax Increment Finance district in the village. The creation of TIF districts would signal a shift for the town of about 7,487, which nearly doubled in population from 2000 to 2010, but many […]

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