Collinsville http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Visually Appealing: Catsup Bottle Festival Pours On The Americana http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/visually-appealing-catsup-bottle-festival-pours-americana <p>What’s coming up this weekend? Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:49:20 +0000 Donna Korando 37911 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Visually Appealing: Catsup Bottle Festival Pours On The Americana Horseradish Roots Run Deep In The Metro East http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/horseradish-roots-run-deep-metro-east <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There's a pretty good chance that the jar of horseradish you have in the refrigerator has its origins in farms located just across the river from St. Louis.</span></p><p>St. Clair and Madison counties in Illinois produce the lion's share of horseradish in the U.S. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, just 16 growers in Illinois harvest horseradish from 1,779 acres, accounting for about 60 percent of the nation's horseradish. Nationally, only about 3,100 acres are in horseradish production.</span></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 03:43:04 +0000 Maria Altman 36747 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Horseradish Roots Run Deep In The Metro East Longtime southwestern Illinois circuit clerk Melucci dies http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/longtime-southwestern-illinois-circuit-clerk-melucci-dies <p>A longtime circuit clerk in&nbsp;southwestern Illinois has died.</p><p>Madison County officials say Circuit Clerk Matt Melucci was 69 when he died Thursday night of cancer at his&nbsp;Collinsville home.</p><p>Melucci served in the post for nearly 20 years and was planning&nbsp;to retire in November, having announced last September that he&nbsp;would not seek re-election this year.</p><p>Democratic Madison County Clerk Mark Von Nida faces Republican&nbsp;John Barberis Jr. in the November election for circuit clerk&#39;s&nbsp;position.</p> Fri, 11 May 2012 16:27:07 +0000 The Associated Press & St. Louis Public Radio 3679 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Longtime southwestern Illinois circuit clerk Melucci dies Morning headlines: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-july-12-2011 <p>Good morning! Here are some of today&#39;s starting headlines:</p><p><strong>Mo. Gov. Nixon to sign legislation related to disability issues</strong></p><p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is preparing to sign legislation addressing several physical and mental disability issues. The governor has scheduled a signing ceremony for this morning at Paraquad Independent Living Center in St. Louis.</p> Tue, 12 Jul 2011 14:56:02 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & KRCU 1625 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 Vandals force cancellation of classes in Collinsville http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/vandals-force-cancellation-classes-collinsville <p>Tires on a majority of the buses that serve the district were flattened overnight.</p> Fri, 17 Dec 2010 14:41:59 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 143 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Vandals force cancellation of classes in Collinsville