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Bid specifications and proposal available for water main replacement materials

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  Comments Off on Bid specifications and proposal available for water main replacement materials

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Submitted Content Effective immediately, the City of Collinsville will receive sealed bids for furnishing water line materials for Harvard, Kneedler, and Garnet. Proposal forms and bid specifications are available in the Office of the City Clerk at Collinsville City Hall, 125 South Center street, Collinsville, IL. 62234, and may be obtained upon request. Sealed bids […]

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Clocks move back one hour this weekend, parents don’t get any more sleep

By   /  October 30, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, Maryville, News, Region  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

Time in most of the United States will revert to standard time at 2 a.m. Sunday, giving people without young children an extra hour of sleep. Parents with young children, especially those little darlings that do not like to sleep, will not reap any benefit from the extra hour added to Nov. 2, 2014. Attempts […]

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Collinsville woman calls police, charged with prostitution and drug possession

By   /  October 30, 2014  /  Collinsville, News, Region  /  No Comments

Sara Lewis

A Collinsville woman faces charges for heroin possession and prostitution after allegedly arranging to have sex with a man using a social network. Sara N. Lewis, 25, of the 300 block of Sycamore, called police on Oct. 28 after a disagreement with Daniel Albert in the New Athens area, Captain Scott Weymouth of the St. […]

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Increased patrols announced for Halloween weekend

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, Illinois, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Light at a police station / Photo by Roger Starkey

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that it, the Illinois State Police and local police agencies will be looking for drunk and unbuckled drivers on Halloween. According to IDOT, 19 traffic deaths have occurred in the past five years between the hours of 12 a.m. Oct. 1 to 5:59 a.m. Nov. 1. A driver […]

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“A Delightful Quarantine” is all about love and relationships

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Submitted Content A large ensemble cast from the McKendree University Theater Department will present “A Delightful Quarantine” at four performances, Nov. 6-9 at the Hettenhausen Center for the Arts on campus. In this dramatic comedy by Mark Dunn, the residents of Susqua Creek Acres face an interesting few days ahead. Aliens have landed to take […]

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Learn about raptors and see them soar Nov. 8, at Cahokia Mounds

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Submitted Content What: Display live birds of prey such as eagles, hawks, owls and falcons and explain the characteristics of these raptors. The highlight of the show is when birds fly over the heads of the audience Where: Interpretive Center at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in Collinsville, Ill., off Interstates 55-70 (Exit 6) and […]

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Renowned Coast Salish carver Felix Solomon to lecture at SIUE

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  1 Comment

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Submitted Content Renowned Coast Salish Carver Felix Solomon to Lecture at SIUE Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will celebrate Native American Heritage Month during November by hosting Felix Solomon, an active member of the Lummi Nation, one of the Coast Salish tribes of northwest Washington. The public is invited to an evening of song and art […]

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Music recital featuring St. Louis musicians and SWIC professor

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Submitted Content Enjoy pieces by Mozart and Schumann, played by the Perseid Quartet and Southwestern Illinois College Music Professor Diana Umali, who will accompany the quartet of string instruments on piano. The recital will be held at the Schmidt Art Center on the SWIC Belleville Campus on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. The program […]

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Collinsville’s Saucy Vandal sentenced

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Collinsville  /  Comments Off on Collinsville’s Saucy Vandal sentenced

Steven Galvez, the Saucy Vandal

The man who vandalized Uptown Collinsville with one written word, “Saucy,” has been sentenced to supervision for his actions. On August 24, an employee of Dean’s Liquor Store in Uptown Collinsville reported to police that he had witnessed a man dressed in black, sporting a Mohawk-like hairdo and a shark tattoo on his elbow, stand […]

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CHS announces students and athletes of the month

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Sign at Collinsville High School / Photo by Roger Starkey

  Collinsville High School today announced its first batch of student of the month honorees. Earning recognition for Senior of the Month for August was Kelsie Jeffries, who was elected treasurer of the State of Illinois Student Council. Ebby Ross was the senior class honoree for September. Ross was chosen to be a “First Scholar” […]

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Kahok dance and cheerleading teams to host Chicken and Beer Dance fundraiser

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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The Collinsville High School dance and cheerleading teams are combining to host a chicken and beer dance fundraiser on Nov. 15. A $20 ticket will get each person chicken – provided by Marcia’s Catering – rolls, beer, soda and the entertainment of a band. Music will be provided by Cut-n-Dry. Additional food is welcome, but […]

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Veterans Job Fair to be held Nov. 5 at SWIC Belleville Campus

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Submitted Content If you are looking for a new job or would like service agency information targeted specifically for veterans, then attend the Veterans Job Fair at Southwestern Illinois College. The fair runs from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Nov. 5 in the SWIC Belleville Campus Varsity Gym, 2500 Carlyle Ave. “The fair is focused […]

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Grief support group to meet at Anderson Hospital on Nov. 11

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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The Anderson Hospital Chaplaincy is hosting a grief support group on Tuesday, Nov. 11 in the hospital chapel at 7 p.m. All are welcome to come share their grief experience in this comfortable, group setting. Visit with others who share the same feelings you do and who understand the hurt and loss you are experiencing. […]

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International Game Day at Collinsville Library

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Submitted Content Celebrate International Game Day (Saturday, Nov. 15) at the Collinsville Memorial Library Center with your family and friends. The library is hosting several gaming opportunities between 2 and 4 p.m.  Board and card games will be available to play in the community room.  Bring your own snacks and your parents, kids, spouse, best friends…anyone you […]

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International dance performance coming to Metro East Saturday

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Events/Announcements  /  No Comments

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Submitted Content European music and dance comes to the Metro East Saturday, Nov. 1 when Southwestern Illinois College brings The Duquesne University Tamburitzans troupe to Granite City. The Tamburitzans take to the stage at 7 p.m. in the Granite City Senior High School Performing Arts Center, 3101 Madison Ave. The performance benefits scholarships for students […]

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Fire at Old Towne Tavern in Glen Carbon leads to arson charge

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  News, Region  /  No Comments

Deveshkumar H. Patel

A 28-year-old Glen Carbon man faces a felony arson charge following a fire Saturday. Glen Carbon Police received a call at 5:39 a.m. Saturday that the Old Towne Tavern, at 155 S. Main St, was on fire, Police Chief Todd Link said in a statement. Officers arrived on the scene minutes later to find two […]

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Collinsville trick-or-treating hours and safety tips

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  Events, Living  /  No Comments

Fall Festival 2013 / Photo by Roger Starkey

Children in Collinsville can trick-or-treat Friday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Safety recommendations provided by the City of Collinsville: Wear brightly covered clothing and add reflective tape to be more visible to drivers Make sure children can see through face masks Adults should accompany young children. Older children should trick-or-treat with at least one […]

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Miner’s Theatre scavenger hunt Saturday

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  Events, Events/Announcements, Living  /  No Comments

Interior of the Miner's Theatre / Photo by Roger Starkey

Collinsville Progress is hosting an event Saturday to let people work off the calories they will accumulate after trick-or-treating Friday. The scavenger hunt at Miner’s Theatre will take place from 3-5 p.m, with prizes awarded to the top three teams. Participants are asked to bring a digital device to take pictures. Teams will consist of 3-5 people. […]

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Kahoks rally around PA announcer, statistician after home destroyed by fire

By   /  October 27, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

The home of Kahok worker and devout fan Chris Kettler engulfed in flames early Sunday morning / Photo courtesy of the Collinsville Fire Department

Collinsville firefighters were called out to a home in the 100 block of Glen Street just after 1 a.m. Sunday morning to find a home engulfed in flames. A devout Collinsville High School sports worker and fan lived in the home and lost everything he owned, except the clothes he had taken with him on […]

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Kahoks’ Bauer named All-State in soccer

By   /  October 25, 2014  /  Boys Soccer, Collinsville High School, Sports  /  No Comments

Grant Bauer

Collinsville High School senior midfielder Grant Bauer has been named to the Illinois All-State team. Word leaked out about the honor more than a week ago, but it was made official Friday. Defender Brendan Rosenberg was named to the Section 12 All-Sectional team and midfielder Brett Langley earned All-Sectional honorable mention. Bauer said he is […]

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