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Illinois Interstate 255 Project Entering Final Stage

For the past six months, long stretches of Interstate 255 in Illinois, from Collinsville to the Jefferson Barracks Bridge, have been limited to one-lane only. But all of that is about to come to an end.

09/30/2014

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Collinsville To Host First Town Hall Meeting On Medical Marijuana

Illinois officials are planning three town hall meetings to answer questions about the application process for the state’s new medical marijuana program.

08/09/2014

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

World’s Largest Catsup Bottle for Sale in Collinsville

The 170-foot tall former water tower and the surrounding property are for sale, with an asking price of $500,000.

07/23/2014

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Pedestrian Hit, Killed by Car in Collinsville

69-year-old Joe Merrifield of Collinsville died at a St. Louis hospital shortly after the accident about 10:20 p.m. Wednesday.

06/06/2014

Mudied jockeys return to the finish line after opening the 2011 season with a 5 furlong race at Fairmount Park in Collinsville, Illinois on March 15, 2011. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Future for Fairmount Park, Slot Machines Unsure

Illinois State Representative Bob Rita tells KMOX’s Charlie Brennan that Fairmount officials have told him their survival depends on getting slot machines.

06/03/2014

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)

Fairmount’s Future In Doubt

Last week, the Illinois legislature ended its session without approving Fairmount’s plea to add slots.

06/02/2014

Mudied jockeys return to the finish line after opening the 2011 season with a 5 furlong race at Fairmount Park in Collinsville, Illinois on March 15, 2011. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Ill. Gambling Expansion Bill on Hold Until Fall

The sponsor of a gaming bill that would allow slot machines at horse racing tracks says he won’t call it for a vote before Saturday’s end of session.

05/30/2014

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Jesse White Blocking License for Ex-Trooper

Former trooper Matt Mitchell lost his driving privileges over a 2007 crash in which he killed two sisters. Mitchell was driving more than 120 mph at the time and using his cellphone and computer.

05/21/2014

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Fight Continues for Slot Machines at Fairmount Park

Several leaders are fighting to have the facility included in Illinois’ plan for slot machines at horse racing tracks.

05/19/2014

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Collinsville Bus Monitor Charged with Sex Crimes

Thomas R. Hartsoe, 76, of Fairmont City, was charged Thursday in Madison County Circuit Court with aggravated criminal sexual abuse and sexual abuse of a child.

04/25/2014

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