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Madison County Treasurer’s employees at center of complaint get big raises

By   /  July 31, 2014  /  Collinsville, Illinois, Maryville, News, Region  /  4 Comments

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

Madison County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler put his words to action when he recently gave large raises to two office employees accused of taking part in politically motivated work on taxpayer time. Prenzler told The Metro Independent on June 3 that work done by an employee in his office to assist with the investigation of St. […]

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Fredbird, fate and local businesses play big role in childhood cancer fundraiser

By   /  July 31, 2014  /  Collinsville, News, Region  /  No Comments

Alex's Lemonade Stand sign at 704 Caseyville Road, Collinsville / Photo by Roger Starkey

Other than eating and getting in trouble, few 7-year-old boys remain dedicated to a cause for the next nine years. When Collinsville’s Bryce Kelly sets up his Alex’s Lemonade Stand Friday and Saturday, it will be the ninth straight year the 16-year-old has hosted the childhood cancer fundraiser. What started out as just a lemonade […]

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Man gives false name following parking lot melee, faces felony charges

By   /  July 31, 2014  /  Collinsville, Fairmont City, News  /  No Comments

Cesar Casas

A State Park man is accused of running from police following an afternoon parking lot brawl in Fairmont City, then providing a false name when he was captured. The Madison County Sheriff’s Department responded to a large fight Saturday at about 2:16 p.m. in the parking lot of Perez Cantina, 5903 Collinsville Road, Fairmont City. […]

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