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    Money donated in bid to make Illinois site national park

    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) _ Officials in southwestern Illinois are putting more money into a bid to make an ancient historic site a national park. The Cahokia Mounds is the largest pre-Columbian settlement north of Mexico. Archeologists say it was home to as many as 20,000 people in its heyday around 1100 A.D. The Bellville News-Democrat […]

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    Heat impacts horses at Fairmount Park

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – With cooler weather this week, near record crowds took advantage and played “Horse Hooky” at Fairmount Park — they didn’t even have to seek shelter in air conditioned areas.  Rich Gould explains the horses that routinely run at Fairmount don’t have it quite as good.

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    Missouri couple charged in murder of Collinsville man

    COLLSINVILLE, IL (KTVI) – The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office charged a Missouri couple in connection with the December 2015 murder of a Collinsville man. According to Major Richard Wittenauer, Assistant Chief of Police for the Collinsville Police Department, the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis was activated December 9, 2015 to investigate the […]

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    Fire destroys house in O’Fallon IL

    O’FALLON, IL (KTVI) – Firefighters extinguished a house fire Saturday in O’Fallon, Illinois.  The fire broke out around 11:15 am on Silverlink Drive, off Old Collinsville Road, just north of I-64. O’Fallon firefighters called for more help from the Fairview Heights Fire Department, which was on stand-by. The fire erupted in a home near Pacific […]

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    Blunt top recipient of NRA campaign donations, report says

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (KTVI) – Missouri Senator Roy Blunt tops the list of sitting members of Congress in campaign donations made by the National Rifle Association (NRA). The Washington Post reviewed all NRA campaign contributions to current members of Congress and published its results on Monday, just one day after 49 people were murdered in an […]

  • Pet

    Hope Rescues calls all pet lovers to Collinsville Pet Expo

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Hope Animal Rescues in Godfrey, Illinois shares a miraculous story of how one dog mother survived a terrifying incident.  The mother dog “Sandy D” and her new litter of female puppies known as “The Pink Ladies” will soon be in search for a home.  For more information, follow: Hope Animal Rescues […]

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    Camping with your pet

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Jackie Spiker, co-founder of Hope Animal Rescues, joins pet trainer Colleen Love of Club Paws on the 9AM Show to promote the upcoming Collinsville Pet Expo. Collinsville Pet Expo Gateway Center Saturday, June 18 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. #1 Gateway Center Drive

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    City of Collinsville Hometown Heroes initiative

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- It’s going to be a banner year in Collinsville, Illinois for military veterans. Pat Reitz and Jennifer Harris join us to introduce Hometown Heroes, an idea that will appear this September and could spread to any city.

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    In Your Neighborhood- Collinsville

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI)- FOX 2 News in the Morning is In Your Neighborhood, Collinsville. John Pertzborn and Randi Naughton show us some hidden gems around the city! In Your Neighborhood- Catsup Bottle Festival   In Your Neighborhood- Willoughby Farm In Your Neighborhood- Historic Collinsville In Your Neighborhood- Cahokia Mounds In Your Neighborhood- Fairmount Park Racetrack […]

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    Track curtails season as Illinois horse racing woes persist

    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) _ A St. Louis area horse track has significantly curtailed its racing season as the industry’s woes persist in Illinois. Races at Fairmount Park in Collinsville began last week, two months later than the traditional start. The 42-day season is the shortest in the 91-year-old track’s history. The Belleville News-Democrat ( reports […]

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    Fairmount Park opens for horse racing season

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Tuesday was opening day and the ponies were running.  The stands were full as patrons betted on their favorite horse. The park opened just days before this Saturday’s Kentucky Derby which will be on May 7th. It`s the 91st season for the legendary race track and in celebration of Kentucky Derby […]

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    Opening day at Fairmount Park

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – As we draw closer to the Kentucky Derby and the start of horse racing’s chase for the Triple Crown, the St. Louis area’s own famed racetrack–Fairmount Park–readies to open the gates on its 91st racing season. Lisa Hart visits Collinsville with a preview on the season.