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1 hr ago | Belleville News Democrat

Sheriff: Juveniles who trespassed at former Belleville area school may be charged

Both entrances to the former Belle Valley school are gated. A teenage girl was hospitalized late Wednesday after she was injured at the former Belle Valley North School, located in a residential subdivision on the opposite side of West Boulevard from Belleville East High School.

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Related Topix: Belleville, IL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

3 hrs ago | KSDK-TV Saint Louis

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Members of the St. Clair County State's Attorney's Office got a firsthand account of what police officers do on a daily basis.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Daily Herald

Civilians defending themselves every day

Concerning Mr. Zlotow's assertion that "odds are it will more likely be used to one's detriment rather than one's benefit, and the detriment of the public as well."

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Belleville News Democrat

Belleville mom gets probation for giving underage son alcohol prior to his death

A Belleville mother who was accused of providing alcohol to her underage son prior to his death last year in a traffic crash will not serve any prison time.

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Related Topix: Belleville, IL

RTE.ie

US court adjourns Bazzi immigration hearing

Mahmoud Bazzi will continue to be held in detention in Michigan and will appear before the courts again on 11 August The man suspected of murdering two Irish peacekeepers in the Lebanon more than 30 years ago has told a US immigration judge to send him back to the Lebanon if he cannot stay in the US.

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Related Topix: Prison, Lebanon, IL, Ireland, Europe, World News

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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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, East St. Louis, IL

Belleville News Democrat

New ice rink coming to O'Fallon?

The approval of a tax incentive for a sports complex in O'Fallon has some hoping the site will host the return of an ice skating rink to the metro-east.

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Related Topix: O'Fallon, IL, Mascoutah, IL, Fairview Heights, IL

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Radio show host continues to fight trespassing charge

Romanik, 65, known as the Grim Reaper of Radio for his controversial KZQZ talk show "On The Dark Side," said he is being persecuted, not prosecuted.

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Belleville News Democrat

Politics tilt playing field in St. Clair County

Katherine O'Malley, the daughter of a former county judge, was ticketed on July 5 for hitting a pedestrian, but the sheriff's deputy who responded didn't formally test her to see if she was driving under the influence.

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Belleville News Democrat

St. Clair County brings legal settlements into the open

The change is the result of a review of binding opinions issued by the Illinois Attorney General's Office, according to St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly.

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The Miami Herald

St. Clair County OKs $7M medical marijuana plan

A southwestern Illinois county has signed off on a planned $7-million medical marijuana venture near the town of Marissa.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Marissa, IL

Mon Jul 28, 2014

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Former coach accused of recording minors facesa

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ill. - A former high school teacher and track coach had an arraignment hearing Monday for federal charges after allegations of recording inside a girls' locker room at the school.

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Belleville News Democrat

Ex-judge's daughter cited with misdemeanor traffic charge after hitting local basketball star

A former St. Clair County judge's daughter will appear in court next month to answer a misdemeanor traffic charge after striking a pedestrian with her car near Belleville.

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Related Topix: Belleville, IL

WTAX-AM Springfield

Baby elephant meets a cat

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has agreed to briefly live on the equivalent of a minimum-wage salary as he rallies support for a ballot measure.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors

KFVS12

Police: Illinois man drowns in pond accident

St. Clair County police say a man has drowned in a pond following what appears to be a wheelchair or scooter accident.

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Related Topix: Swansea, IL, Belleville, IL

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Times Herald

Severe thunderstorm warnings for Sanilac, St. Clair counties

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Sanilac County until 5:45 p.m. and St. Clair County until 6 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Hailstorm

Belleville News Democrat

First, learn about state law

Recently BND letter writer and St. Clair County Board candidate Tim Buchanan pontificated about county elected officials being eligible for unemployment insurance.

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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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Related Topix: Belleville, IL, US News, East St. Louis, IL

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Lead and close District 189

One of your letter writers decided to respond to my previous letter calling retired St. Clair County Judge Milton Wharton and his associates leeches and Uncle Toms.

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Related Topix: East St. Louis, IL

Belleville News Democrat

St. Clair County tangles with landowners over widening Frank Scott Parkway

St. Clair County is continuing its two-year fight to use eminent domain to take land needed to improve a busy intersection at Frank Scott Parkway East and Old Collinsville Road in Swansea.

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Related Topix: Swansea, IL, Caseyville, IL, Mascoutah, IL

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