Car Safety In Glen Carbon Amid Thefts

From Chief Todd Link – Over the last few weeks of July, we have received reports of five stolen motor vehicles and multiple car burglaries in the Glenwood Estates, Meridian Hills South, and Meridian Hills North subdivisions. In all the stolen car cases listed above, the unknown suspects simply opened the unsecured vehicle and drove…

Meier Urges Special Session to Remove Madigan as House Speaker Following Allegations of Corruption

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) is calling for a vote to remove Mike Madigan as Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives. Two weeks ago ComEd agreed to pay a $200 million fine for a pay-to-play scheme that involved Speaker of the House Mike Madigan, dozens of lawmakers are calling for the Speaker’s resignation. “The…

IESA Reverses Course; Decides to Play Sports in the Fall

By Mark Jurgena After witnessing other athletic and activity governing bodies announce modified schedules for the upcoming school year, the IESA Board rescinded their July 23rd decision to not sponsor extracurricular activities for Jr. High and Middle Schools and produced a modified schedule for this year earlier this afternoon. On Wednesday, the Governor’s office placed the…

Woman Charged For 2006 Sexual Assault Of A Minor

Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons filed criminal sexual assault charges against a Collinsville woman for sexual assault accusations against a minor dating back to 2006. Sharilyn A. Whittaker (d.o.b. 5/31/55) was charged with four counts of Criminal Sexual Assault, Class 1 felonies, and one count of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, a Class 2 felony.…

Collinsville Police Officer Shoots Teen In Front Of High School

The Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation – Zone 6 is conducting an independent investigation into an officer involved shooting that took place on July 29, 2020. According to a preliminary investigation, at approximately 9:14 p.m., officers with Collinsville Police Department (PD) arrived at Collinsville High School, 2201 South Morrison Avenue, Collinsville, IL,…

SIJHSAA To Play On This Fall With Restrictions

One day after the IHSA announced its blockbuster return to play calendar for high schools, the SIJHSAA Board of Control announced their member Jr. High and middle schools will be playing fall sports as scheduled with certain restrictions. In baseball and softball the SIJHSAA has established that members can practice and play games in accordance…

Collinsville Unit 10 To Begin Year With Hybrid Learning

Collinsville School District Unit 10 Superintendent Dr. Mark Skertich announced on the school district’s YouTube channel Thursday morning that most students would be going back to school in a hybrid format. Dr. Skertich said parents should be prepared to switch to full in person Mondays will be hybrid days for all students. Mondays were selected…

County Board To Vote On Placing Referendum On November Ballot

“Property taxes are out of control,” Prenzler said. “I want to give the voters an opportunity to do something about it.” Prenzler is calling a special meeting of the County Board for Wednesday at 5 p.m. to place a Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (PTELL) referendum on the November ballot.  “This year, as the result…

Madison County Mailing Out Vote By Mail Applications

Madison County Clerk Debbie Ming-Mendoza announces that her office will begin sending Vote By Mail applications to every registered voter who voted in the 2018, 2019 and March 2020 elections as per the new legislation SB1863. The applications will arrive at homes clearly identified from the County Clerk’s Office. Registered voters simply need to sign…

IHSA Announces Plan For 2020-2021 Academic Year

By Mark Jurgena The long anticipated IHSA return to competition announcement finally came late this afternoon. The state association will move the higher risk sports football, boys soccer and girls volleyball to the spring. The remainder of fall sports will begin as scheduled with practice on August 10th. After the fall season is completed, all…

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