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The Metro Independent celebrates one year

By   /  August 14, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, Illinois, Maryville, News, SIUE  /  1 Comment

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The first story posted on metroindependent.com was at 9:55 p.m. on Aug 14, 2013. Twelve months later, more than 1,200 stories have appeared. The support The Metro Independent has received in the past year has been staggering. From the first day, community leaders, police and fire departments, elected officials, school officials, coaches, players, parents, business […]

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Collinsville Township Republicans president’s day fundraiser

By   /  August 14, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

Announcements

***Submitted Content*** The Collinsville Township Republican president’s day fundraiser will be held Tuesday, Aug. 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Collinsville American Legion. Honored Guest Congressman John Shimkus and Congressman Rodney Davis. Local elected Republican officials will be in attendance Cost is only $20 per person and includes snacks and cash bar. Sponsorships […]

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Gunshots in Collinsville don’t end well for convicted felon, fugitive

By   /  August 14, 2014  /  Collinsville, News, Region  /  No Comments

Jermaine James

Reports of shots fired early Tuesday morning in the Northgate Housing Complex near Burlington Drive and Vandalia Street in Collinsville led to the arrests of two men. Collinsville Police officers investigating in the 60th block of Burlington Street in Collinsville found Charlie D. “Unc” Johnson, 36, of Venice. Johnson was arrested in relation to an […]

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Collinsville carjacking fugitive captured

By   /  August 14, 2014  /  Collinsville, News, Region  /  No Comments

Charlie "Unc" Johnson

The Collinsville Police Department arrested a Venice, Ill. man in the early morning hours Tuesday morning in connection with an Aug. 2 car hijacking. While responding to another matter in the 60th block of Burlington in Collinsville, at 4:50 a.m. Tuesday morning, Charlie D. Johnson, 36, was taken into custody. At the time of the […]

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Collinsville police searching for person who stole purse from 84-year-old woman

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Collinsville police are searching for the woman pictured above in connection with the theft of a purse from an 84-year-old Collinsville resident / Photo provided by the Collinsville Police Department

An open garage door may be to blame for purse stolen from an elderly Collinsville woman. On July 2, a witness saw a white female quickly exiting an open garage door in the Woodland Trails subdivision. The family of the 84-year-old resident later determined that her purse was missing. Police were called, but there was […]

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Option to limit length of term for Caseyville officials will not go before voters

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Caseyville Village Board meeting Oct. 16, 2013 / Photo by Roger Starkey

Leonard Black campaigned on the introduction of term limits during his successful 2013 bid to oust 27-year mayor George Chance. Illinois state law, however, does not allow a town to set term limits. As an alternative, Village Board Trustee Kerry Davis proposed an ordinance that would have created a November ballot measure allowing Caseyville voters […]

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