The Collinsville School District has announced the 2023 inaugural class of inductees for the Kahok Hall of Fame. The hall of fame was established in May 2022 “to recognize athletic and personal accomplishments, exemplary citizenship, contributions to society and actions that brought distinction and honor to all associated with Collinsville Community Unit School District #10.” John Shimkus ’80 was named to the class for distinguished achievement. Upon graduation from CHS in 1976, Shimkus ’80 accepted an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Following military service, he worked in several local government roles before being elected to the US House of Representatives in 1997. He retired from Congress in 2021, after serving all or part of the CSD community during his 24 years in office. Read more.