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Fire destroys Collinsville home, community collecting to provide necessities for family

By   /  December 18, 2014  /  Collinsville, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Firefighters battle a blaze that destroyed a home in the 6900 block of Loyet, Collinsville, Dec. 16 / Photo courtesy of Lannie Altenberger

A father, 2-year-old boy and two 17-year-old girls lost their home and everything in it nine days before Christmas. The Collinsville area is rallying to help the family. Collinsville, Maryville, Troy and Fairview Heights fire departments all responded to a house fire in the 6900 block of Loyet Road in rural Collinsville Tuesday afternoon. A […]

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Caseyville mayor appoints twice-bankrupt resident as village treasurer

By   /  December 18, 2014  /  Caseyville, News  /  3 Comments

Caseyville Mayor Len Black / Photo by Roger Starkey

Undeterred by a 4-2 vote Wednesday by the Board of Trustees against his choice for Caseyville Treasurer, Mayor Leonard Black appointed a resident to the post who has twice filed for bankruptcy. Black appointed Lola Cline as interim treasurer, which he can do without Board approval. Reached for comment Thursday, Black called the votes against […]

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