Collinsville water tower under renovation on May 29, 2015 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Collinsville Water Tower Gets Makeover

Mayor says lower bowl will be painted “Kahok purple.”


U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) meets with Metro-East fire chiefs in Collinsville on May 29, 2015 to discuss railcar safety (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Durbin Touts Railcar Safety Push

As crude oil shipping increases, U.S. senator wants old tank cars replaced sooner rather than later.


Solar panels installed at Splash City water park in Collinsville, Illinois (Facebook/Collinsville Area Recreational District)

Collinsville Water Park Goes Solar

Splash City got a state grant to help pay for about half of the $850,000 system


Riders slow their horses after racing 5 furlongs on a sloppy track during the first race of the year at Fairmount Park in Collinsville, Illinois, on March 15, 2011. (Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Gambling Experts Set to Testify on Potential Chicago Casino

Proposals to expand Illinois gambling have recently resurfaced as legislators prepare to adjourn at the end of the month.


The World's Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville is for sale. Photo: KMOX/Brett Blume

Collinsville World’s Largest Catsup Bottle Still for Sale

The ongoing construction on Illinois Route 159 has prompted the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle Festival to move for its scheduled July 12 celebration date.



Woman Dies in Collinsville House Fire

Victim’s name will be released after family members are notified



Two Charged in Multiple Bank Robberies

Charged in robberies in St. Peters,Collinsville and Fairview Heights.


Photo: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images

Health Care Coverage Deadline Looms

Several weekend events across Illinois are designed to get people in compliance with federal law


Rend Lake (Illinois DNR photo)

Tragedy at Southern Illinois’ Rend Lake

13-year-old Collinsville boy and his grandfather died on fishing trip, Monday.


Police is riot gear stage outside of the Edward Jones Dome in the fourth quarter of the Oakland Raiders - St. Louis Rams football game in St. Louis on November 30, 2014. Police were anticipating trouble from protestors who have been vocal after the Ferguson grand jury decision. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

REPORT: Illinois Police Spent $120K After Ferguson

Illinois police departments in suburban St. Louis spent about $120,000 on overtime and riot protection gear in preparation for possible unrest stemming from events in Ferguson, law enforcement records show.



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