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East St. Louis, Illinois is located in St Clair County. Zip codes in East St. Louis, IL include 62202, and 62201. The median home price in East St. Louis is $20,000 which is roughly $37/per square foot. More East St. Louis information.

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25 min ago | RiverBender.com

Woman Sentenced for Defrauding Employer

A Jerseyville woman has been sentenced to jail and been ordered to pay back the money she stole from her former employer.

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4 hrs ago | National Review Online

Williamson: Criminal States

In my recent jaunt through Illinois , I frequently was reminded of the intensity of the violent crime plaguing its cities - not only in murder-happy Chicago but also in the bedeviled city of East St. Louis, where the incidence of criminal violence is five times Chicago's rate.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Brandon Sun

Illinois man accused of inserting needles into store's packaged meat 'just for the hell of it'

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. - A 68-year-old Illinois man was jailed without bond Thursday after being accused by federal prosecutors of inserting sewing needles into a packaged meat "just for the hell of it" at a grocery store in his hometown for more than a year.

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MLive.com

Witnesses point to another man as the killer in 1975 Pink Elephant homicide during fourth day of murder trial

Two witnesses took the stand during the fourth day of George Alexander's first-degree murder trial , and pointed to another man as the shooter of former Pink Elephant Bar owner Edward Stankiewicz.

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The Capitol Fax Blog

National Review trashes Quinn

Read it here . You'll need to pay to read the whole thing. Wow, in just a few short words he managed to trash the entire State of Illinois.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Three East St. Louis men charged with criminal sexual abuse of minors

In the first case, Arthur Reed, 43, of the 600 block of North 32nd Street, was charged with criminal sexual abuse of an underaged person.

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KFVS12

Serial bank robber gets 20 years in federal prison

An unemployed Washington state restaurant worker has been sentenced to two decades in federal prison for robbing banks in Illinois and two other states.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Capitol Fax Blog

Roberts appointment questioned

Roberts represented Madigan during an investigation by federal authorities in Springfield into the possible misuse of state resources that ended in early 2005 with no charges filed.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

When iPhone photography called, Belleville teen answered

His "Focus on St. Louis" photo won the American Frame and Gallery Award from the Gateway East Artists Guild on July 20 at the "Gateway To Art Exhibition & Art Sale."

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Depression-era program had critics, supporters in Belleville

The Belleville Daily Advocate, a Republican newspaper which backed Alf Landon in the 1936 presidential election, had quite a few reservations about the Works Progress Administration of Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Shriners help our children

The R.J. Krause All-Stars enjoyed being at the Shriners parade in Belleville and the circus at the Belle-Clair Fairgrounds.

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Belleville News Democrat

Bank robbers sentenced in federal court

The first, Carl F. Kieffer, of Spokane, Wash., was sentenced to 17 years for robbing the Bank of O'Fallon in October and six other banks across the country.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Port of East St. Louis construction delayed

Port of East St. Louis construction delayed Construction on a new Mississippi River port has been delayed.

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Belleville News Democrat

SIU reorganizes East St. Louis Center, approves renovation contracts

The East St. Louis Center will now be supervised by Kenn Neher, vice chancellor for administration, according to Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe.

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KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Man gets prison time for weapons chargeMan gets prison time for...

Man gets prison time for weapons charge A Marion, Illinois man is heading to jail for nearly six years for felony firearm possession.

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The Capitol Fax Blog

Fanning the flames

Emails turned over to a legislative panel have raised questions about the role of politics in Gov. Pat Quinn's defunct anti-violence program that's under federal investigation, according to a published report Wednesday.

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St. Louis Jazz Notes

Jazz this week: Alan Evans' Playonbrother, Tony Suggs, Dave Dickey Big Band, and more

As is typical for this time of year, the calendar of upcoming jazz performances in and around St. Louis over the next few days is a bit light on touring acts.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

St. Louis Jazz Notes

Miles Davis Memorial Project launches IndieGoGo campaign

Hoping to accelerate the pace of raising money to put a statue of legendary trumpeter Miles Davis in downtown Alton, the Miles Davis Memorial Project has turned to online crowd-funding via an IndieGoGo campaign .

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KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Police: Violence is escalating in several Metro East towns

Police told News 4 a gang war is the primary cause of a rise in violence in Madison, Washington Park , Alorton, East St. Louis, and Brooklyn.

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Belleville News Democrat

Man found shot to death on McCasland Avenue in East St. Louis

Few details have emerged about the crime, according to Assistant Police Chief Ronald Ike.

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