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CMS baseball and softball teams qualify for state, earn Athlete of the Week honors

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The 2014 CMS baseball and softball teams / Submitted photos

The Collinsville Middle School softball and baseball teams each advanced to the state tournament this week, earning the teams an even split of the Metro Independent Athlete of the Week award. The Trail Blazer baseball team defeated Fulton (O’Fallon) Middle School 12-0 to qualify for the State Tournament. CMS were conference champions also, going a […]

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Madison County Treasurer may have broken law with 2013 tax sale

By   /  September 27, 2014  /  Collinsville, Illinois, Maryville, News, Region  /  22 Comments

Kurt Prenzler at a news conference he arranged on May 30 at the St. Clair County Administration Building / Photo by Roger Starkey

Madison County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler stood before tax buyers on Feb. 19, 2013 and announced that no bids would be accepted before or after the auction. He neglected to mention that the delinquent taxes of four properties were sold earlier that day. By allowing three purchases to individual buyers prior to the start of the […]

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