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Collinsville High School student winner in national scholarship contest

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Kaitlin Carlson

An essay submitted by Collinsville High School senior Kaitlin Carlson to a national contest earned her a college scholarship and a trip to Philadelphia. Carlson’s essay about equal pay for equal work was one of six winners in the 17th Annual NFWL/NRA Bill of Rights Essay Scholarship Contest. The National Foundation for Women Legislators partnered […]

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17.5 percent tax hike for Caseyville unanimously approved

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Caseyville Village Board meeting Oct. 16, 2013 / Photo by Roger Starkey

The Caseyville Board of Trustees on Wednesday unanimously approved a 17.5 percent property tax increase. According the hearing notice posted on the town’s official website, the increase will represent a $111,174.29 increase in tax revenue. That amounts to about $26.35 for each of the Villages’ 4,219 residents. Prior to the meeting Wednesday, Brenda Williams, chairperson […]

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Alhambra man pleads guilty to child pornography charges

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An Alhambra man pleaded guilty in Federal Court Thursday to three child pornography charges. In July, the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations searched a residence in which Robert Godsey, 34, and others lived. A notebook computer seized during the raid contained numerous video and image files of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, […]

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State seeks nominations for Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards

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Submitted content The Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service is accepting nominations for the sixth annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards. These awards recognize individual volunteers to highlight the importance of volunteerism and community service in the State of Illinois. For-profit businesses that support service will also be recognized. “Illinois is fortunate to have […]

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Free action movies at Collinsville Library in January

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The Collinsville Library, Jan. 7, 2014 / Photo by Roger Starkey

The Collinsville Library invites the community to beat the winter doldrums with free action-packed movies in January. Two movies will be shown at 2 p.m. each Saturday in January. The Children’s Floor will feature rated PG movies. The Community Room titles are rated PG-13. The schedule of January movies is: January 3 – Teenage Mutant […]

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Senior art competition looking for entries

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Submitted content Don’t miss the chance to enter your piece of art in Life Experienced – A Senior Art Competition. Southwestern Illinois College and the St. Clair County Office on Aging are once again partnering with the Gateway East Artists’ Guild and Art on the Square for this unique art competition and exhibit. Artists 60 […]

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