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SEE-CILY exhibit at Collinsville Historical Museum through Oct. 15

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Collinsville Historical Museum

The Collinsville Historical Museum is in the Italian Fest spirit, with a special display until Oct. 15. SEE-CILY: The Island’s Hidden Face, includes over 25 photographs from Sicilian photographer Antonino Riggio and an extensive display of Sicilian items, many rare. Some items on display include a Sicilian cart from Taormina, Sicilian ceramics, items from Mount […]

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In an about face, Collinsville City Council supports slot machines at Fairmount Park

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The entrance to Fairmount Park / Photo by Roger Starkey

Just more than three years ago, Collinsville City Councilwoman Nancy Moss implored her fellow Council members to vote against a resolution allowing slot machines at Fairmount Park and other racetracks in Illinois. “I’m begging you tonight to not pass this,” Moss said on June 27, 2011. By a 3-2, the Council voted down the resolution. […]

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Reichert named Metro Independent Athlete of the Week, Hancher honorable mention

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Jordan Reichert throws a pass against Belleville East / Photo by Roger Starkey

Playing behind a patchwork offensive line decimated by injury, Kahok quarterback Jordan Reichert weaved and shoved his way for a game-high 138 yards rushing against Belleville East Friday. Reichert was named the Metro Independent Athlete of the Week for his effort. The junior quarterback also threw a touchdown in the losing effort. Collinsville adjusted its […]

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Soccer Kahoks break the Panthers trance, defeat O’Fallon

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Brett Langley fires the winning goal past the O'Fallon goalkeeper on Sept. 13, 2014 / Photo by Roger Starkey

Collinsville, Ill – Entering the 2014 season, the O’Fallon Panthers had defeated the soccer Kahoks five consecutive times in the past three years, including three straight knock-out blows in regional play.  Collinsville broke the streak Saturday. Collinsville (3-1, 1-1 Southwestern Conference) thoroughly controlled the match from the opening kick-off, but a cracking O’Fallon (2-2, 1-2 […]

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