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New charges approved for Ameren Illinois customers who refuse advanced meters

By   /  September 7, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, Illinois, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

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The Illinois Commerce Commission recently approved new charges for Ameren Illinois electric and natural gas customers that refuse advanced meters when they become available. Advanced meters communicate customer energy usage information electronically, eliminating costs associated with reading meters manually. Customers will be notified before upgrades take place in their area. Meter upgrades began this summer […]

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Lifeline awareness week to help low-income families pay for telephone service

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The Illinois Commerce Commission adopted a resolution on Sept. 3 commemorating Lifeline Awareness Week, Sept. 8-14 and urged those who do not have telephone service to look into enrolling in the Lifeline telecommunications assistance program. Illinois joins with states throughout the country this week to get the message out to low-income families and individuals that […]

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Metro Independent Athlete of the Week: CHS goalie who shutout two opponents

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Brett Niedzwiecki corrals a shot against Highland

Sophomore Collinsville High School goalkeeper Brett Niedzwiecki saved 12 shots and authored two shutouts this week, leading the Kahok soccer team to a 2-0 start. His efforts earned him Metro Independent Athlete of the Week honors. The Kahoks’ co-captain turned aside seven shots Thursday when Collinsville defeated Missouri powerhouse CBC 1-0 at Kahok Stadium. Niedzwiecki […]

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CHS announces August Character Education honorees

By   /  September 7, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Sign outside Collinsville High School / Picture by Roger Starkey

  Collinsville High School announced its Character Education students of the month for August. The character trait of the month was “be responsible: know and do the right thing.” Students were chosen for their displays of responsibility. The winners were Timothy Aclan, Brianna Baker, Autumn Baumgartner, Jaiden Billings, Carlos Celso, Kerianna Cruz, Hannah Good, Zharya […]

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Triad tops football Kahoks

By   /  September 7, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

Senior linebacker Eric Finch brings down Triad's Adam Nelson / Photo by Roger Starkey

Troy, Ill. – Saturday night, Collinsville entered the fourth quarter in a close game for the second straight week, and left the field on the wrong side of a lopsided score for the second straight week. Triad (2-0) beat the Kahoks (0-2) 27-7 after entering the fourth quarter with a 14-7 advantage. The Knights stretched […]

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