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Local Runner Sponsored In New York City Marathon

By Stephanie Malench smalench@timestribunenews.com Justin Scott will be running in the New York City Marathon on November 7, 2021. But that is not the most amazing part of his story. Scott, 45, has also been a Type 1 Diabetic for the past 31 years. Scott, a resident of Collinsville, will be running the marathon fully…

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Highland Man Charged In Murder Of Pontoon Beach Officer Tyler Timmins

Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Haine announced today that Scott Hyden, 31, of Highland, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of aggravated discharge of a firearm at a peace office, one count of unlawful possession of weapons by a felon, one count of unlawful possession of a stolen firearm, and…

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Habitat For Humanity Breaks Ground On First Annual Build For A Cure House

By Stephanie Malench smalench@timestribunenews.com On Saturday, October 23, the Lewis and Clark Chapter of Habitat for Humanity held the ceremonial ground breaking and ribbon cutting for the first annual Christian Wolf “Build for the Cure” at 501 Forest Drive in Collinsville. Christian Wolf was an active volunteer in the Collinsville church community who passed away…

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Triad School Board Discusses Audit, City TIF Plan

By Charlie Feldman cfeldman@timestribunenews.com The Triad School Board approved the yearly audit and listened to a presentation about the proposed Downtown TIF District in Troy when it met on Monday, October 25. The meeting opened with a public hearing on the proposal to sell Health, Life Safety Bonds in the amount of $3,000,000. The money…

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Gov. Pritzker Issues Executive Order to Protect Young Children Not Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine

To prevent further spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health and safety of Illinois’ youngest residents, Governor JB Pritzker joined Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Department of Human Services Secretary Grace Hou, and Department of Childhood and Family Services Director Marc Smith today to announce new vaccination or weekly…

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Collinsville Man Sentenced For Distribution Of Methamphetamine

Deonta J. Thomas, 29, of Collinsville, Illinois, was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for distribution of methamphetamine on October 18, in federal court in East St. Louis. Thomas previously pled guilty to this offense on May 20, 2021. As part of his guilty plea, Thomas acknowledged that on September 27, 2018, he sold approximately 442…

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Troy Sets December Date For TIF District Public Hearing

By Charlie Feldman cfeldman@timestribunenews.com The public will have the chance to weigh in on the city of Troy’s proposed new Downtown Tax Increment Financing Redevelopment Plan and Project at a hearing scheduled on Monday, December 6. The date was approved by City Council at its Monday, October 18 meeting. The public hearing will be held…

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Collinsville Urges Residents To Use New App To Report Issues

By Stephanie Malench smalench@timestribunenews.com The Collinsville City Council received three reports at its October 12 meeting at Gateway Center. The first by Chief Financial Officer Kris Mooney was the comprehensive annual report ending December 31, 2020  completed by Sikich, Inc., which showed the city ending the year with $27.1 million in revenue and a deficit…

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Township Tables Vote On Purchasing Parking Lot

By Stephanie Malench smalench@timestribunenews.com The Collinsville Township held a special town meeting on Thursday, October 14. The only item on the agenda was to discuss and vote on the purchase of the parking lot next to the senior center for $125,000. Township Supervisor Derrick Cox called the special meeting 30 days before through a public…

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