Area News

Troy Council Votes To Destroy Old Audio Recording Of Meetings

By Steve Rensberry, Editor Aldermen on the Troy City Council took action on only one major item at their Dec. 2 board meeting, that being an ordinance authorizing the destruction of audio recordings kept of the meetings going back to 1999. A motion to approve the ordinance passed on a vote of 6-0, with aldermen…

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School Superintendent Talk Highlight Of Glen Carbon Board Meeting

By Charles Feldman, Reporter The Glen Carbon Village Board heard a presentation from Edwardsville Community Unit School District 7 Superintendent Jason Henderson and took action on several items at its Tuesday, November 26 board meeting. Henderson’s appearance was the latest in a tradition of periodic updates to the board by members of other taxing districts.…

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HCI Granted Adult-Use Cannabis License In Time for January 1

By Stephanie Malench, Reporter The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has approved the Collinsville and Springfield HCI Alternatives medical cannabis dispensaries “Same Site” adult use cannabis licenses during the week of November 25. This brings the total number of dispensaries throughout the state of Illinois that can be open on January 1, 2020…

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Marine Considers Adding $11/Month Sewer Fee

By Ellen Proctor, Reporter Chairman of the Marine Water and Sewer committee Darren Apken made a motion to amend the village ordinance to include a sewer-only charge. The motion carried with all in favor. “Due to a parcel being divided, we’re going to need to set up fees,” Mayor John Molitor said. The board discussed…

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Field Of Honor Project Moves Forward In Troy

By Steve Rensberry, Editor Organizers and former  Troy Alderman Tim Greenfield, along with committee members, are continuing to work to build financial support for a planned Field of Honor and Service at Tri-Township Park. A recent brochure about the project cites a total budgeted amount of $430,452, with the total already committed listed as $216,500,…

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State Historic Marker Dedication Puts D.D. Collins House In Spotlight

By Stephanie Malench, Reporter The D.D. Collins House state historical marker dedication was held on Saturday, November 23 before approximately 25 guests. In 1998 Irving Dilliard bought the house because of its importance and donated it to the City of Collinsville. It is believed to be the oldest home still standing in the City of…

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Old Troy Road Project Work Depends On Utility, Weather

By Charles Feldman, Reporter The next phase of the Old Troy Road project depends on obtaining permission to move one company’s utility poles that do not yet have easements – and the weather. Brian Kulick of Juneau Associates gave an update on the Old Troy Road Project at the Tuesday, November 12 Glen Carbon Village…

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New MCT Trail Connects Troy, O’Fallon

By Steve Horrell, Reporter The new 7-mile trail connecting Troy and O’Fallon is officially open. The 10-foot-wide path was christened at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on a chilly Saturday morning in O’Fallon, where dozens of cyclists had a chance to ride the trail between the cities, and officials had a bit of wry fun with the…

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Collinsville School Board Approves Safety Upgrades, CrisisGo Contract

By Steve Rensberry, Editor Members of the Collinsville School Board took steps toward a safer and school district with two approvals at their regular Nov. 18 board meeting, one involving the classroom alerting and communications app produced by CrisisGo. Approved was an emergency management contract with the company at a  cost of $43,150, with $15,850…

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St. Jacob Village Board Signs On To Area Enterprise Zone Changes

By Stephanie Malench, Reporter The Village of St. Jacob passed an ordinance amending Collinsville Ordinance 2014-30 to amend territory and add incentives to the Madison County Discovery Enterprise Zone at its regular November 6 board meeting. Mayor Richard Schiefer said the village has no plans to change their territory or participate in the program, but…

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