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Kreitner garners $2,000 prize at Festival of Trees, increases library budget by $2,000

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The Kreitner Elementary School Library / Photo by Roger Starkey

The Irving Dilliard Memorial Literacy Program for the Collinsville Unit 10 School District was the recipient of the 2014 Festival of Trees fundraising efforts, which was good news for all schools in the district, but especially Kreitner Elementary School. Schools in the district were invited to design a structure with a literary theme for the […]

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Caseyville to hold public hearing Wednesday on 17.5 percent property tax increase

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Caseyville Village Hall / Photo by Roger Starkey

The Village of Caseyville scheduled a 15-minute public hearing for Wednesday at 6 p.m. to give residents an opportunity to question the need for a 17.5 percent property tax increase. At about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, the Board of Trustees will vote on the proposed increase. The hearing is legally required because the Board is proposing […]

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Collinsville Police Department to host Coffee with a Cop

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Photo by Roger Starkey

Submitted content The Collinsville Police Department will welcome members of the community to discuss issues, build relationships and drink coffee Tuesday, Dec. 16. The event, held at the McDonald’s at 520 Ramada Blvd., Collinsville – near Illinois Route 157 and Interstate 55/70 – will be an informal gathering in a neutral space, Collinsville Police said. […]

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Brady’s 30 not enough to carry Lady Kahoks to victory

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Collinsville, Ill. – Collinsville’s Aubreeny Brady connected on school-record  22 free throw attempts Tuesday on her way to a 30-point night, but BreLaNair Cox nearly matched her point-for-point, carrying East St. Louis to 61-53 road victory. The teams combined to attempt 72 free throws. The Lady Kahoks (4-2, 0-2 Southwestern Conference) made 32-42 attempts. Brady […]

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Flyers send basketball Kahoks to fourth straight defeat

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East St. Louis, Ill. – East St. Louis senior Antonio Johnson’s clutch free throw shooting carried the Flyers to a 50-38 victory Tuesday over the visiting Collinsville Kahoks. Trailing by eight points at the half, the Kahoks (3-4 overall, 0-2 Southwestern Conference) took advantage of a dismal third quarter to cut the lead to three […]

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