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Jr. Kahok baseball announces additional tryouts

By   /  August 9, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

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Another round of tryouts for the 14/15U and 13U Jr. Kahok baseball teams will take place at 2 p.m. Aug. 24 at Fletcher Field. Only a few spots remain on both teams. Tryouts are open to all players entering 6th through 9th grade in fall 2014. Incoming 6th and 7th graders will try out for […]

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State to host medical cannabis town hall meeting in Collinsville Thursday

By   /  August 9, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, Illinois, Maryville, News, Region  /  No Comments

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Eight months after the Illinois Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act went into effect and eight months before the first dispensaries are expected to open, the State of Illinois is hosting three town hall meetings to answer questions about the program. Collinsville will host the first town hall, at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 14 […]

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Fire leaves four Collinsville children with no clothes days before school starts

By   /  August 9, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  6 Comments

Fire Chief Mark Emert looks on as a firefighter clears debris following a fire in the 700 block of Lasalle in Collinsville on Aug. 9, 2014 / Photo by Roger Starkey

***Story updated to note that four children live in the home*** See related story about how to help the family A Collinsville family is happy to be safe today after a fire engulfed their living room Saturday morning in the 700 block of Lasalle St. A 14-year-old boy was the only person home when he […]

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Blues, oldies and Elvis at 2014 Tunes at Blum, no word on how much cowbell

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Tunes at Blum 2014

The original owners of the Blum House in Collinsville were operators of a cowbell factory. During one of Christopher Walken’s most popular stints as a Saturday Night Live guest host, he could not get enough cowbell from cast members pretending to perform “Don’t Fear the Reaper” as Blue Oyster Cult. “Guess what, I got a […]

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