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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

Photo KMOX/Michael Calhoun

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

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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

File photo of a school bus. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo: Getty/Scott Olson)

Gov. Quinn Promoting First-Time Homeowner Program

He’ll be in Collinsville at noon today to promote his Welcome Home Illinois program.

04/24/2014

Photo: Getty/Scott Olson

Sen. Durbin Rallies Support for Raised Minimum Wage

Durbin is a major backer of the “Minimum Wage Fairness Act”, which seeks to raise that figure to $10.10 an hour.

04/14/2014

Photo: Spencer Weiner-Pool/Getty Images

Man Convicted of Forcing Teens into Prostitution

A Chicago man has been convicted of several federal charges for forcing two teenage girls into prostitution.

03/03/2014

Photo: David McNew/Getty Images

Police: Ill. Man’s Shooting Death Likely Accidental

Police in southwestern Illinois’ Collinsville say they believe a shooting that killed a 23-year-old man likely was accidental.

02/25/2014

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