In business news, the parent company of Sears and K-Mart announced a ton of stores which will be closed beginning April 29th and liquidation sales will start on May 12th. There aren't many of the traditional large Sears stores left, they used to be one of the anchors of large malls, but were sacrificed in favor of the smaller stand alone stores like the one in Collinsville.
The list does not include the Collinsville Sears Hardware nor the large Sears in St. Clair Square. For the moment these will still operate. K-Marts have been falling by the wayside for some time.