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Freezing rain covers the Collinsville area, winter weather advisory in effect

By   /  December 1, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Ice Branch

A weather system developed in southeast Missouri late Sunday night, bringing a wintry mix, including freezing rain into the Metro East. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until noon Monday for the area. With ice accumulating overnight, commuters may find hazardous travel conditions on untreated surfaces. At about 3 a.m. Monday, Collinsville […]

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CHS student selected to participate in statewide honor jazz event

By   /  November 30, 2014  /  Collinsville, Education, News  /  No Comments

CHS senior Zack Schmitt was recently chosen to participate in the EIU Honor Jazz Combo Day / Submitted photo

Collinsville High School senior Zack Schmitt was one of only 15 Illinois students selected to participate in the Eastern Illinois University Honor Jazz Combo Day. Schmitt participated in private lessons and workshops with the EIU jazz faculty during the daylong event on Nov. 10. Students, selected through recommendations and a submitted audition recording, concluded the […]

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Ameren offers tips for natural gas safety in the home

By   /  November 28, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, Maryville, News, Region  /  No Comments

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Submitted content With the home heating season underway, Ameren Illinois is reminding customers to take immediate action if they smell natural gas. “A customer should never smell natural gas in or around their home or business. If they do, they need to leave the premises immediately and call us,” said Richard J. Mark, president and […]

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Fund created for three small Collinsville children whose parents died in car crash

By   /  November 26, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

The Oseguera children. Gavino, 7 months, Lilian,  4 years old and Gerardo Jr, 6 years old

A fund has been created to assist three Collinsville siblings, age 7 months to 6 years, who lost their parents in a car accident early Saturday morning. Guadalupe, 26, and Gerardo, 30, Oseguera died in a single car accident in East St. Louis. The couple had three children, Gavino, 7 months, Lilian, 4 years old […]

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Updated: Collinsville quiet after Brown grand jury decision

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Collinsville water tower / Photo by Roger Starkey

Updated at 3:20 p.m. Nov. 25 to note the CHS boys basketball for Nov. 26 has not been cancelled. The game will be played at 7 p.m. at CHS. Collinsville Police and the school district are reporting no activity out of the ordinary a day after a St. Louis County grand jury decided not to […]

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Michael Brown grand jury results coming Monday, Collinsville schools prepared

By   /  November 24, 2014  /  Breaking News, Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  1 Comment

Photo by Roger Starkey

The St. Louis County grand jury has reached a decision on whether to indicate officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown. The St. Louis County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney has confirmed that the decision will be announced later Monday. The area has been making preparations for weeks in anticipation […]

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State health department promotes diabetes awareness and prevention

By   /  November 22, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, Illinois, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Health-Caduceus

Submitted Content This November, American Diabetes Month, Illinois Department of Public Health Director LaMar Hasbrouck is encouraging everyone to learn their risk factors for diabetes and how to reduce or eliminate them. Diabetes is a serious chronic disease caused when blood sugar (glucose) levels are above normal and a hormone called insulin is not able […]

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Collinsville Police on increased patrols until Nov. 30

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

The Collinsville Police Department announced that it will be increasing patrols until Nov. 30 in an effort to reduce traffic accidents and injuries during the start of the holiday season. In conjunction with the Illinois Department of  Transportation, the Collinsville Police Department will enforce DUI, seat belt and  mobile phone usage violations. The department will adopt […]

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Collinsville man named a Noyce Math Scholar at SIUE

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

SIUE Noyce Science Scholars - Front Row (L to R) - Ben Legel, Brenna McIlvoy, Juliann Nipper, Tom Hantak, Marla Holloway, Alexandra Washington and Rachel Unverfehrt.
Back Row (L to R) - Jasmine French, Michael Nichols, William Fithen, John Heeg, Charles Graves, Ryan C. Sleeper, Colton Shaw and Stephen C. Foster / Submitted photo

Michael Nichols, of Collinsville, was one of eight Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students to be named a Noyce Math Scholar. The SIUE Robert Noyce Scholarship Program, created with two grants totaling $2.2 million from the National Science Foundation, helps to recruit and prepare 60 science and mathematics teacher candidates over five years for work at […]

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State Park boil order lifted

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Boil Order Lifted

The Boil order that was in effect for the area of State Park served by the Collinsville Water Department was lifted yesterday, Collinsville Director of Water / Wastewater, Dennis Kress. Water to be used for cooking or drinking no longer needs to be boiled for five minutes before using. Ice cubes made Wednesday or Thursday may […]

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Collinsville Unit 10 Teachers of the Month announced

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Collinsville, Education, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

TOMS together

Michelle Rennie is often the first to arrive in the morning at Webster Elementary School, and often the last to leave. Steve Blind is a teacher with a great attitude that helps teachers communicate district wide. Rennie’s dedication earned her the September Collinsville Unit 10 Teacher of the Month award. In her 10th year at […]

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Long-time Collinsville employee adjusting to new role as city clerk

By   /  November 20, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Collinsville City Clerk Kim Wasser / Photo by Roger Starkey

Kim Wasser’s first job with the City of Collinsville was as a part-time police dispatcher in 1989. Twenty five years later, she was named the city clerk. With the exception of a seven-year stint with Kerr-McGee, Wasser has been with the City of Collinsville since her days as a part-dispatcher. Her familiarity with the City, […]

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State Park under boil order

By   /  November 19, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  1 Comment

Image by Roger Starkey

The area of State Park served by Collinsville water is under a boil under until further notice, the City of Collinsville said. This also includes 9500, 9502, 9504 and 9510 Collinsville Rd., 30 Ramey St. and all Collinsville water customers on the north side of Collinsville Road, west of Interstate 255. Water to be used […]

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Collinsville Firefighters give coats to Unit 10 children in need

By   /  November 18, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  1 Comment

Collinsville firefighters help a Webster Elementary School student choose a coat. The firefighters are giving away 50 coats to the neediest Collinsville Unit 10 students / Photo by Roger Starkey

The high temperature in Collinsville Monday was 27 degrees, which is 28 degrees below normal for Nov. 17. It was a perfect day for some of the neediest Collinsville elementary school students to receive a brand new coat from the Collinsville Fire Department. Collinsville firefighters passed out coats at Renfro and Webster elementary schools Monday, […]

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Updated – Man charged with assaulting 6-year-old on Collinsville school bus

By   /  November 17, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

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Updated Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. with information about prior complaint from parent A man who is accused of walking onto a Collinsville school bus Monday morning and threatening a 6-year-old boy with a belt if the boy did not stop bullying his daughter was charged with assault and battery Monday. Malvain Crain, 33, of […]

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In shadow of Ferguson, CHS minority students explore law enforcement careers

By   /  November 16, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Sargent Wayne White of the Glen Carbon Police addresses a group of Collinsville High School students interested in a career in law enforcement / photo by Roger Starkey

Collinsville High School teacher Barbara Lindauer asked a simple question while watching the violent protests that unfolded in Ferguson, Mo., following the shooting death of Michael Brown in August, “could something like that happen in our community?” The Ferguson riots were partly blamed on a deep distrust between American minorities and American police officers, who […]

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Texas woman confesses to Collinsville Wal-Mart armed robbery

By   /  November 13, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

A woman reportedly on the run after committing a business burglary in Texas has confessed to police that she is also responsible for the Nov. 9 armed robbery in the parking lot of the Collinsville Wal-Mart. Caniece D. Johnson, 27, of Brazoria, Tex., was charged today in Madison County of a Class X felony for armed […]

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St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department to increase patrols during Thanksgiving holiday Season

By   /  November 13, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Light at a police station / Photo by Roger Starkey

Submitted Content Police and safety officials in St. Clair County are reminding residents to fasten their seat belts and drive sober over the Thanksgiving holiday, or run the risk of receiving a ticket. The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department is joining the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police and local law enforcement agencies […]

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Madison County ranks #1 in Illinois in vehicle versus deer accidents

By   /  November 12, 2014  /  Collinsville, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Deer grazing at Deer Park in Nara, Japan / Photo by Roger Starkey

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that deer versus vehicle crashes decreased again in 2013, with Madison County leading the state in those accidents. With 432 deer versus vehicle accidents in 2013, Madison County barely topped Cook County, which had 426. Will County, just to the south of Cook County, came in a distant […]

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CARD to discuss increasing debt at Wednesday special meeting

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

CARDagain

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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