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East St. Louis, Illinois is located in St Clair County. Zip codes in East St. Louis, IL include 62201, 62205, and 62202. The median home price in East St. Louis is $12,900 which is roughly $36/per square foot.

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6 hrs ago | Belleville News Democrat

Bill would streamline transition for students in incoming military families

A bill passed by the Illinois House would make it easier for children of military personnel to transfer into Illinois schools.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Business Journal

Lowe's to pay $500,000 fine in lead paint violations

Lowe's Home Centers has agreed to pay a $500,000 federal penalty in settling claims regarding lead paint dust.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

RiverBender.com

Fairmount Park Left Out of Gambling Bill

People aren't happy about the fact that Fairmount Race Track has been taken out of the latest gambling bill.

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RiverBender.com

Sexual Predator Still On The Run

An Alton mom and daughter are living in fear, since the man who raped his own daughter has disappeared from a halfway house.

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KMOV-TV Saint Louis

East St. Louis Housing Authority taking big steps to stop crime at public housing

The East St. Louis Housing Authority announced it is giving its security forces more power to crack down on crime in public housing.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

River Front Times

The Spivey Building: East St. Louis' First and Only Skyscraper

East St. Louis, Illinois, doesn't appear in many architectural guidebooks, but it should.

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Rock M Nation

Mizzou Links, 4-16-14: Draft deadlines, recruiting, and free food

Jabari Brown's deadline for changing his mind has come and gone, another JUCO guard prepares a Mizzou visit, Drew Lock is pretty awesome, Mizzou is "among others," and student-athletes can eat more! As I understand it , the deadline for Jabari Brown and others to remove their names from the draft and retain their NCAA eligibility came and went last ... (more)

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KPLR-11

Locals deal with tax return countdown

When we stopped by a post office earlier Tuesday, it was hopping with activity and for those trying to get their papers in by midnight.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

ISP trooper faces felony charges after allegedly performing strip search on the side of the road

An Illinois State Police Trooper faces felony aggravated battery charges after prosecutors alleged he performed a strip search on the side of an East St. Louis street during a traffic stop.

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KPLR-11

Pet clinic to be held in East St. Louis Wednesday

Wednesday, April 16th the Gateway Pet Guardians will host a pet clinic at the East St. Louis City Hall from 12 noon to 4 pm.

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Belleville News Democrat

Carl Officer forms SuperPAC to support GOP candidate

Former East St. Louis mayor Carl Officer says he has formed a SuperPAC to support Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, signaling a possible shift in Democratic support.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

IMRF eliminates pension benefits for ESL election commissioners, some attorneys

Nine attorneys working for St. Clair County along with three members of the East St. Louis Election Commission no longer will receive taxpayer- funded retirement benefits following the results of an audit by the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.

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Belleville News Democrat

Illinois Senate subcommittee to host youth employment hearing in East St. Louis

The Illinois Senate's Subcommittee on Community Youth Employment will begin a series of statewide hearings Tuesday in East St. Louis.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Courier-News

In spite of delays, Elgin's Riverside Drive Promenade near completion

The final pieces are being put in place, and the long-in-the-works Riverside Drive Promenade should be complete in two to three weeks.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Police handing out more speeding tickets along the Eads Bridge

Lieutenant Bobby Cole of the East St. Louis Police Department said he has recently noticed an increase of speeders, so he assigned an officer to the bridge.

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Belleville News Democrat

District 189 teachers get more for health insurance, but no raises

The Financial Oversight Panel on Thursday approved a contract that runs through the end of the 2013-14 school year.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

We vote 'yes' to cut precincts

We've used a lot of ink railing against the existence of the East St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners as a $600,000 expense that the city can ill afford and St. Clair County could easily absorb at a fraction of the cost.

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Business Journal

Video gaming terminals, aging market drive down casino revenue

River City Casino in Lemay was the only area casino to report a revenue increase last month, up 2 percent from March 2013.

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Belleville News Democrat

Sentencing set for East St. Louis detective for drug conspiracy

U.S. District Judge Michael J. Reagan issued an order Tuesday saying both the prosecution and defense in the case should be prepared to discuss whether Orlando Ward, 42, is eligible for a reduced sentence under the "safety valve" provision of federal sentencing guidelines.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

RiverBender.com

Council Passes Preliminary Dog Ban

While items addressing high-speed rail, a contract with a new golf management company, and a redevelopment agreement with a struggling art gallery were on the agenda, the item that got the most attention at last night's Alton City Council meeting pertained to dogs.

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