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Concern for missing Collinsville man

By   /  December 5, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Illinois, Maryville, News, Region  /  No Comments

Missing Collinsville man, David A. McAdams

A Collinsville man left home Thursday morning, went to a doctor’s office and, just before noon, made a transaction at a Fairview Heights bank. He has not been seen since. David A. McAdams, 69, of the 500 block of S. Mulberry Road, has no history of similar actions and no known medical conditions that could […]

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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

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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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Wages of Madison County Chief Deputy Treasurer garnished for failure to pay debt

By   /  November 3, 2014  /  Collinsville, Illinois, Maryville, News, Region  /  Comments Off on Wages of Madison County Chief Deputy Treasurer garnished for failure to pay debt

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Despite a promotion and $20,000 in pay raises this year, the Madison County Chief Deputy Treasurer recently had his wages garnished after defaulting on a student loan debt. He also stands accused of not paying rent for more than a year on the bar he runs. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission notified the Madison County […]

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Searching for mother she hasn’t seen in almost 20 years, local woman refuses to quit

By   /  November 2, 2014  /  Collinsville, Illinois, Maryville, News, Region  /  No Comments

Robin Burton holds a picture of her missing mother, Cloudia Leslie Wells / Photo by Roger Starkey

The last words Robin Burton spoke to her mother were to offer her a warning; if her mother left home again – this time abandoning her grandmother – Burton would never speak to her again. That conversation took place in December 1994. Burton’s mother, Cloudia Leslie Wells, was taking care of her mother, the woman […]

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Increased patrols announced for Halloween weekend

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, Illinois, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Light at a police station / Photo by Roger Starkey

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that it, the Illinois State Police and local police agencies will be looking for drunk and unbuckled drivers on Halloween. According to IDOT, 19 traffic deaths have occurred in the past five years between the hours of 12 a.m. Oct. 1 to 5:59 a.m. Nov. 1. A driver […]

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City of Collinsville rejects CARD’s request to donate land

By   /  October 17, 2014  /  Collinsville, Illinois, Maryville, News, Region  /  1 Comment

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The Collinsville City Council decided recently not to be a benefactor for the Collinsville Recreation District by donating nearly $2 million of land. CARD passed a resolution on Sept. 16 asking the City to give the district much of the property at three parks and the Jaycee Sports Complex. Through a series of renewable agreements, […]

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IDPH seeks to reassure Illinois residents about threat of Ebola in the state

By   /  October 8, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, Illinois, Maryville, News, Region  /  No Comments

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On the same day the man with the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States died, and a dog in Madrid was euthanized out of fear it would spread the disease, the Illinois Department of Public Health issued a statement to reassure Illinoisans. IDPH Director LaMar Hasbrouck said there are no suspected or […]

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Suarez responds to accusations she was a Chemetco insider

By   /  October 3, 2014  /  Collinsville, Illinois, Maryville, News, Region  /  No Comments

Marleen Suarez at an Oct. 1, 2014 press conference / Photo by Roger Starkey

A day after a press conference at which candidate for Madison County Treasurer Marleen Suarez called for the current treasurer, Kurt Prenzler, to resign, Prenzler held a press conference of his own to call for Suarez to drop out of the race. At a Wednesday press conference, Madison County Board Member Kelly Tracy and Suarez […]

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Collinsville Unit 10 School Board candidate packets now available

By   /  October 1, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Illinois, News, Region  /  No Comments

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Submitted Content Nominating petition forms for the April 7, 2015 school board election in the Collinsville Unit #10 School District are now available. Forms may be picked up in the office of the board secretary, at 201 W. Clay, Collinsville, Illinois, or the Madison County Clerk’s Office, 157 North Main St., Ste. 109, Edwardsville, on […]

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Madison County Treasurer may have broken law with 2013 tax sale

By   /  September 27, 2014  /  Collinsville, Illinois, Maryville, News, Region  /  22 Comments

Kurt Prenzler at a news conference he arranged on May 30 at the St. Clair County Administration Building / Photo by Roger Starkey

Madison County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler stood before tax buyers on Feb. 19, 2013 and announced that no bids would be accepted before or after the auction. He neglected to mention that the delinquent taxes of four properties were sold earlier that day. By allowing three purchases to individual buyers prior to the start of the […]

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Escaped prisoner captured walking alongside the road

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Breaking News, Caseyville, Collinsville, Illinois, News, Region  /  No Comments

Prison escapee Marcus Battice was captured Sept. 24 at 7:30 a.m.

After an intense search that included aircraft, boats, utility terrain vehicles and four canine units, an escaped prisoner was captured walking alongside the road this morning about 17.5 hours after he escaped. Marcus Battice, 21, escaped from the Vandalia Correctional Center at about 2 p.m. Tuesday and was picked up alongside a gravel frontage road […]

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Work that will temporarily close portions of MLK Bridge begins Monday

By   /  September 15, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, Illinois, Maryville, News, Region  /  No Comments

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Inspections will close portions of the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge beginning today. Work is scheduled to be completed by Sept. 26, the Illinois Department of transportation announced. The bridge will be closed to westbound traffic Monday, Sept. 15 and Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. The westbound lane will be re-opened […]

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(Updated with name of victim) Fatal motorcycle crash on interstate near Collinsville

By   /  September 9, 2014  /  Collinsville, Illinois, News, Region  /  No Comments

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A Springfield man riding a motorcycle died today when he failed to negotiate a curve on the Interstate 255 southbound ramp from southbound Interstate 55/70 near Collinsville. The accident happened at 10:56 a.m., Illinois State Police said. The driver went off the roadway to the right after failing to make the curve, laid the motorcycle […]

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Illinois Department of Public Health monitoring enterovirus

By   /  September 8, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, Illinois, Maryville, News, Region  /  No Comments

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*Updated to with reports from Anderson Hospital in Maryville and Children’s Hospital in St. Louis* The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that it is monitoring the reported clusters of severe respiratory illness in community members, especially children. The Center for Disease Control reported that hospitals in Illinois and Missouri are seeing more children […]

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New charges approved for Ameren Illinois customers who refuse advanced meters

By   /  September 7, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, Illinois, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

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The Illinois Commerce Commission recently approved new charges for Ameren Illinois electric and natural gas customers that refuse advanced meters when they become available. Advanced meters communicate customer energy usage information electronically, eliminating costs associated with reading meters manually. Customers will be notified before upgrades take place in their area. Meter upgrades began this summer […]

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Illinois reports much higher interest in medical cannabis than expected

By   /  September 5, 2014  /  Illinois, News  /  No Comments

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The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Friday that they have received about 10 times more applications for medical cannabis identification cards than expected. More than 2,000 people have started the application process since it began Tuesday. A few hundred were expected, Bob Morgan, Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Project Coordinator said. “This is a […]

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SBA unveils microloan access expansion in central, southern Illinois

By   /  September 3, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, Illinois, Maryville, News, Region  /  No Comments

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Submitted Content The U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced that St. Louis-based micro-lender Justine PETERSEN will expand its service territory to include 73 counties across central and southern Illinois. The expansion is targeted at assisting an increasing number of entrepreneurs and small business owners seeking greater access to affordable capital in the continued wake of […]

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Zero tolerance approach for drunk drivers over Labor Day holiday weekend

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, Illinois, Maryville, News, Region  /  No Comments

Light at a police station / Photo by Roger Starkey

The Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police and hundreds of municipal and county police departments across the state announced today a zero tolerance approach for drunk and drug-impaired driving as part of the Labor Day holiday weekend “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The Collinsville Police department began enforcing DUI, seatbelt, and […]

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Honorably Discharged Veterans can receive help from Madison County agencies

By   /  August 22, 2014  /  Collinsville, Illinois, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Madison County Veterans Assistance Commission

Madison County officials are developing a new program that will provide property tax relief for struggling military veterans. The Madison County Veterans’ Assistance Commission program will assist qualifying veterans on paying current property taxes, so they will not lose their homes. The VAC provides emergency aid and services to approximately 45,000 veterans and their families […]

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Illinois’ ACT score second among states that test all students

By   /  August 21, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Illinois, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

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Staff report The Illinois State Board of Education announced today that Illinois ranks second among 12 states that provided the ACT to all graduates. The Class of 2014 achieved a composite score of 20.7 on the ACT, trailing only Utah’s 20.8. In addition, the percentage of students meeting all four of ACT’s College and Career […]

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