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Nearly 30 years later, City of Collinsville still seeks closure on landfill

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The Collinsville Municipal Landfill. Closed for business in 1986, it is remains in a state of post-closure monitoring according to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency / Photo by Roger Starkey

The City of Collinsville municipal landfill off Lebanon Road, just past Arnotti Lane, was closed for business in 1986, yet 28 years later, post-closure care continues. The landfill site was the last of many in Collinsville since it was founded in the early 1800’s as Unionville. Some of the more recent landfill sites were at […]

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Third time is not a charm, Kahok boys soccer postponed again

By   /  September 2, 2014  /  Boys Soccer, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

The Collinsville High School boys soccer team was to have played its third game of the season Tuesday, against Belleville West. Instead, the team is still waiting to take the pitch to begin the 2014 season. Heavy rain overnight Monday made Oerter Park in Columbia, Ill. unplayable. The park is the site of Belleville West home matches while […]

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Medical cannabis patient and caregiver application process begins Tuesday

By   /  September 2, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, Maryville, News, Region  /  No Comments

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Patient and caregiver registration for the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program starts Tuesday. The Illinois Department of Public Health is now accepting applications for the medical cannabis registration identification card electronically and through the mail for qualifying patients and caregivers. Applicants whose last names begin with letters A through L can submit an application from […]

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Tuesday’s Kahok soccer match moved to Oerter Park in Columbia, Ill

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Image by Roger Starkey

Weather postponed the first two Kahok boys soccer matches this year and the installation of field turf at Belleville West High School has forced the relocation of the team’s third attempt to start the season. The Southwestern Conference opener for both teams will be played at 6:45 p.m. Tuesady at Oerter Park in Columbia, Ill.

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One week, 122 kids, $1,508: Why the ALS challenge is about more than cold water

By   /  September 2, 2014  /  Collinsville, Education, News  /  No Comments

Dennis Barr / Photo by Roger Starkey

Dennis Barr, whose wife, Mary, died of ALS in February, is not tired of watching the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Using his smart phone, Barr filmed Jefferson Elementary School students dumping buckets of ice water onto the heads of their teachers Friday. Before the cold water flowed, first-grade teacher Christy Reid spoke for the Collinsville […]

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