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  • Casino’s deal to buy Fairmount Park may not get out the barn

    COLLINSVILLE, MO (KTVI) – The Casino Queen’s plan to buy Fairmount Park may be put on hold due to the legislative calendar. The deal is contingent upon Illinois lawmakers expanding gambling, a move not likely to happen before the spring legislative session ends this weekend. Casino owners said they’ll only buy the race track if […]

  • Casino Queen owners plan to buy Fairmount Park horse race track

    EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KTVI) – The company that owns the Casino Queen, CQ Holdings, Inc, says they have an agreement with Fairmount Park to acquire the Collinsville-based racetrack. The agreement is contingent on legislation that allows slot machines at horse racing tracks. Owners of both facilities were looking for a win-win situation after facing […]

  • Crystal Creek at Splash City Waterpark in Collinsville. (Source: Splash City)

    Splash City in Collinsville using solar panels

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) – A waterpark in southern Illinois is being run with energy from nearly 700 solar panels starting this summer. The (Belleville) News-Democrat reports that Collinsville Area Recreation District installed the solar panels at Splash City Waterpark at the end of March. Park district administrative assistant Kim Derossett says the first electric bill […]

  • Bomb Threats

    Police: Fake bomb scare called in at Collinsville bank

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Detectives with the Collinsville Police Department are working to determine the origin of the bomb threat. According to Major Richard Wittenauer, a police spokesman, a person working at the First Collinsville Bank received a phone call just after 1:35 p.m. Thursday. The person making the call allegedly told the bank employee […]

  • Owner trying to save crumbling historic East St. Louis building

    EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KTVI) – Historic Collinsville street in East St. Louis is very close to losing one of its most controversial buildings. Now trees are even growing out of the rundown structure. At one time the Murphy Building was booming with business. But it has been pretty much dormant since the early 80’s. […]

  • Thieves stealing wheels from high end vehicles at area GMC dealerships

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Thieves are stealing some very expensive wheels off some very fancy cars at GMC dealerships all over the St. Louis area. It started about a month ago, but now, thanks to some good detective work, Collinsville police have clear pictures of one of the suspects. ‘They are hitting in the early […]

  • Collinsville woman found dead after overnight house fire

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI)-A woman is dead after a fire ripped through her Collinsville home just after midnight Sunday.  Firefighters arrived at the home on Ridge Street, just east of Rt. 159, north of Collinsville, to find flames shooting out of a single room. That’s where the woman’s body was found. Firefighters say the damage was […]

  • Illinois City's Warn Of Cuts Over Reduced Sale Tax Payments

    Metro East mayors warns of service cuts if Gov. Rauner goes through with budget cuts

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Several metro east mayors warned Wednesday that major of cuts to vital services if Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget cuts go through. The mayors say Rauner is proposing a 50-percent cut in the local cities’ share of state income taxes. Right now municipalities split eight percent of total state income […]

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    PICTURES: Anime St Louis 2015 – Friday

    Thousands of Anime & gamer fans packed the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville for the 10th Annual Anime St Louis Convention. Costumed fans immerse themselves in Japanese animation, art & culture. Fans shop from vendors, play games, compete in a costume contest, attend workshops & dance.

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    PICTURES: Anime St Louis 2015 – Saturday pt1

    Thousands of Anime & gamer fans packed the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville for the 10th Annual Anime St Louis Convention. Costumed fans immerse themselves in Japanese animation, art & culture. Fans shop from vendors, play games, compete in a costume contest, attend workshops & dance.

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    PICTURES: Anime St Louis 2015 – Saturday pt2

    Thousands of Anime & gamer fans packed the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville for the 10th Annual Anime St Louis Convention. Costumed fans immerse themselves in Japanese animation, art & culture. Fans shop from vendors, play games, compete in a costume contest, attend workshops & dance.

  • Sting busts Troy man trying to have sex with 13-year-old girl and her mom

    MADISON COUNTY, IL (KTVI) – A Troy, Illinois man is accused of luring a 13 year-old girl across state lines, to have sexual relations with her and her mother. He now faces federal charges. On Monday night, investigators say 27 year-old Shane Schlaeferpulled into the Denny’s parking lot in Collinsville, to meet a mother and […]