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CARD to discuss increasing debt at Wednesday special meeting

By   /  November 11, 2014  /  Collinsville, Maryville, News  /  3 Comments


The Collinsville Area Recreation District could vote Wednesday evening to increase the debt of the district by about $180,000 to $200,000. The cash strapped district needs to increase operational fund balances to ensure it does not have to move balances around between funds to pay debts before June, Board Commissioner President Patrick Collins said. An […]

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Roadwork, including a turn lane into the Jaycee Sports Complex, to begin Wednesday

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Image by Roger Starkey

The Illinois Department of Transportation will begin work Wednesday on a project between Collinsville Middle School and Interstate 255 that will cause intermittent lane closures until mid-summer 2015. IDOT will widen that portion of Collinsville Road to five lanes, with the fifth lane being a bi-directional turn lane. The turn lane will be used for westbound […]

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Free screening Thursday of “Honor Flight” movie at SWIC Granite City campus

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A World War II veteran brings along a photo of himself as a soldier in his youth. His volunteer travel companion, or “guardian,” holds the picture up for him on their flight to Washington, DC. / Photo courtesy of Freethink Media

The movie that holds the Guinness World Record for largest screening ever will be shown for free in a more humble setting Thursday. “Honor Flight” is the story of World War II veterans traveling to Washington DC to see the National World War II Memorial. The Honor Flight Network (http://www.honorflight.org/) transports veterans to Washington DC […]

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