Metro-east duck hunters fined, banned from state parks for stealing

Three duck hunters from the metro-east have pleaded guilty to stealing a bicycle and a duck decoy cart from a state park at Carlyle Lake in Fayette County, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. A father and son from O’Fallon as well as a man from Troy had been accused of theft in November 2014 when waterfowl hunters at the Carlyle Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area reported that a bicycle and decoy cart had been stolen during a hunting trip. The complaint was investigated by conservation police officers.

Althoff and Collinsville ready to renew high school football rivalry

There was nothing easy about Althoff’s 24-22 victory over Collinsville in the 2015 season opener last August. The Crusaders prevailed on a 23-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Augustine to Edwyn Brown with 15.9 seconds remaining, but it took several special teams mistakes by Collinsville and a last-ditch Althoff drive to make it happen. Althoff, coming off a 13-1 season and second in the Associated Press Class 4A state rankings, travels to Collinsville for a 7 p.m. game Friday.

Hoping pills prevent violence by veterans

Madison County and the local Veterans Assistance Commission have been locked in a legal battle since the vets’ administrator had a violent PTSD episode. The county is losing in court with more legal action to come, so maybe it is time to talk terms.

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Althoff Football Preview

Althoff head coach Ken Turner talks about their upcoming season.
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Althoff Football Preview 1:06

Althoff Football Preview

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IndyCar is returning to Gateway Motorsports Park

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Students' mission to grow food for needy gets start from store workers

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What's on tap at new Collinsville bar