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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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Illinois postpones river bridge closure until 2015

The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the Illinois Department of Transportation has delayed until next summer its planned closure of the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge linking St. Louis to Illinois' East St. Louis.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

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MLK Bridge work postponed Rehab work on the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge has been postponed, the Illinois Department of Transportation said Monday.

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River Front Times

Blueberry Hill

A true St. Louis landmark, Blueberry Hill has been a hotspot in the Delmar Loop for over 40 years.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Washington Park hires Marion as new public safety director

Also, the Village Board voted Tuesday to give Ray Coleman, the village's governmental affairs officer, additional duties as TIF administrator and a new contract for a $60,000 annual salary.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

The 'Grand' is back in Grand Marais: New owners improve Centreville course and clubhouse

The Grand Marais Golf Course, located within the Frank Holten State Park in East St. Louis, has undergone a major renovation.

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Belleville News Democrat

'Trap House' murder remains unsolved in Venice

Boyd was last seen in the early morning hours of June 17, 2006, washing a car outside a house at the rear of 1009 Market St. in Venice, a house known to the locals as "The Trap House."

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Belleville News Democrat

State considered expanding controversial grant program to East St. Louis

Just days before the 2010 gubernatorial election, two of Gov. Pat Quinn's top lieutenants were talking about expanding a controversial anti-crime grant program to East St. Louis.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

A walk down memory lane

On Oct. 9, 1983, there were rumors that Muhammad Ali was coming. The next morning my mother, Ruth Krause, my brother Russell Krause, 20 R.J. Krause All-Stars and I went to downtown East St. Louis.

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KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Ill. title company owner sentenced for fraud

The owner of a southwestern Illinois title company was sentenced to 21 months in prison after admitting in court that she defrauded clients to support her gambling habit.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Lawsuit: Office manager fired, falsely arrested after refusing boss' sexual advances

The owner of a landscaping company allegedly had an office manager arrested and falsely charged with theft after she refused his sexual advances, according to a federal lawsuit.

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Belleville News Democrat

Madison County Board endorses Alton as stop on high-speed rail line

The $25 million Alton Regional Multi-Modal Transportation Center will include a bus transfer hub, bike and pedestrian paths, a tourist welcome station and parking for 350 cards.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

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Two charged for fleeing traffic stop A man and woman accused of fleeing during a traffic stop are in custody and facing charges.

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Belleville News Democrat

East St. Louis man accused of killing Washington Park man

A 29-year-old East St. Louis man was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Washington Park man.

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Daily Mail

Ramsey Fakhouri robs girlfriend's bank to pay for engagement ring

Not exactly Bonnie and Clyde: Man robs his girlfriend's own bank to pay for his engagement ringa then she turns him in A love-struck robber raided the bank where his girlfriend worked on Valentine's Day in a bid to pay for her engagement ring - only for her to turn him in to police.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

WAND-TV Decatur

Illinois man sentenced to 18 years for assaulting girl

An East St. Louis man will spend the next 18 years behind bars for the sexual assault of a 10-year-old girl.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

East St. Louis man sentenced for sexually assaulting girl, 10

There is a 10-year-old girl who believes she is broken because she was sexually assaulted by a family friend.

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Detroit News

Troy man looking for way to buy engagement ring becomes prison-bound after bank holdup

On Friday, 22-year-old Fakhouri was sentenced in Illinois' East St. Louis to 61 2 years in federal prison for his role in the gunpoint holdup last Valentine's Day of a female worker restocking an automated teller machine outside the bank where his girlfriend was working.

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Free Republic

When it Comes to Race, Why Worry About Facts?

Since the 1960s and Lyndon Johnson's Great Society, Washington has spent some $22 trillion on 80 programs attempting to uplift the bottom rungs of American society.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

RiverBender.com

SIUE Program Receives Federal Funding

The lives of more than 7,500 children and their families in East St. Louis and other parts of St. Clair County will be improved over the next five years as Southern Illinois University Edwardsville adds additional services through it's Head Start/Early Start program.

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WTAX-AM Springfield

Armed Robber Gets Life: Accomplice Was Slain By Store Owner

A former East St. Louis man who robbed a pawn shop has been sentenced to life in prison over the slaying of his accomplice, who was shot by the store owner.

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