IHSA Winter Sports Announcement Set For October 28

October 19, 2020

The monthly IHSA board meeting took place today and the association set a date for a winter sports announcement and a one year allowance for simultaneous play in high school and club sports. An announcement is expected after a special board meeting on October 28th as to whether or not the winter sports season will…

Triad and Collinsville School Districts Release Plans For Next Phase Of In-Person Learning

October 19, 2020

By Stephanie Malench [email protected] The Triad and Collinsville School districts announced their plans for moving forward into in person learning on Monday, October 19. The Triad School District announced to parents via email that students in grades 7-12 will begin a trial of 5-day in person attendance beginning November 9 and ending November 24, provided…

Collinsville Township Appoints New Road And Bridge Commissioner To Finish Term Of Larry Trucano

October 16, 2020

By Stephanie Malench [email protected] The Collinsville Township Board unanimously approved Township Supervisor Dan Hopkin’s appointment of Jim Trucano, who has been serving as the foreman at the garage to finish out the term of his late father, Larry Trucano, who passed away on October 4. The board also unanimously approved sending a memorial donation in…

Juvenile Injured in Hit and Run In Maryville

October 14, 2020

On Tuesday October 13, 2020 at approximately 7:12 PM Officers with the Maryville Police Department responded to the area of southbound St. Rt. 159 and the westbound entrance to Interstate 55/70 for a juvenile bicyclist struck by a vehicle. The juvenile victim identified the truck as possibly being grey in color smaller than a semi…

Highland Woman Who Faked Breast Cancer And Genetic Disorders Pleads Guilty

October 13, 2020

A woman who falsely claimed she had breast cancer and genetic disorders to defraud nonprofits has pleaded guilty. Sarah A. Delashmit, 35, of Highland, Illinois, appeared in federal district court this morning and admitted her guilt on four counts of wire fraud and one count of mail fraud. According to court documents, Delashmit falsely claimed…

Marine Diner Opening As A Year-Round Restaurant

October 13, 2020

By Stephanie Malench [email protected] The long awaited arrival of The Marine Diner is here. The diner is scheduled to open in the former Millie’s Diner location on Route 143 (302 West Division St.) around October 15. Owners Chris and Carmen Loemker decided to try their hand at opening a restaurant as a labor of love…

Region 4 Returns to Phase 4 At 5:00p.m. October 9

October 9, 2020

Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are announcing that Region 4, the Metro East, will return to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan today, October 9, 2020 at 5 p.m. While the rate of testing in Region 4 has remained relatively stable, the rolling average positivity rate in the region…

Mail In Ballots Envelopes Erroneously Labeled with Party Affiliation

October 8, 2020

October 6, 2020 – Madison County Board Member Chris Guy questioned the integrity of the counties’ absentee ballot program after becoming aware on Monday of a major mistake made by the election authority. County Clerk Debbie Ming-Mendoza made a questionable error by including the voter’s party affiliation on the certified postage label mailed to thousands…

Tax Amendment Disapproved Of By Business Community

October 8, 2020

  By DENNIS GRUBAUGH Illinois Business Journal The business community is loudly speaking out against a proposed constitutional amendment on income taxes facing voters in Illinois. The governor backs the measure, which would change the state’s income tax from a flat tax to a graduated one based on income. He says the revenue generated would…

Collinsville Township Road Commissioner and County Board Member Larry Trucano Dies

October 5, 2020

Collinsville Township Road and Bridge Commissioner and Madison County Board member Larry Trucano passed away at Anderson Hospital on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at Anderson Hospital at the age of 81.Trucano had served as the Collinsville Township Highway Commissoner for for 35 years and was a retired Collinsville Police Officer for 23 ½ years. Collinsville…

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