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14 hrs ago | Belleville News Democrat

Are you among the metro-east drivers still using a cellphone while driving?

Three-and-a-half months after a state law banned talking or texting on cellphones while driving, fewer than 125 people have been ticketed for the offense in the metro-east.

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Related Topix: Madison County, IL, O'Fallon, IL, Collinsville, IL

18 hrs ago | Belleville News Democrat

City Council votes Monday on hiring architect for Belleville Police station

Mayor Mark Eckert also estimated the cost of retrofitting the building for Police Department headquarters to be about $7 million and improvements to City Hall to be $5 million.

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Related Topix: Belleville, IL

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

One dead in crash in Marissa

St. Clair County Deputy Coroner Dean Darnall said he pronounced the 30-year-old man dead at 3:10 a.m. Friday.

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Related Topix: Marissa, IL

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Tense moments in Caseyville, but in the end, Alvarez is still chief

To some residents, that meant another possible attempt by the board to fire Caseyville Police Jose Alvarez.

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Related Topix: Caseyville, IL

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Man arrested for abduction of woman in Columbia, Ill.Man arrested for ...

Multiple police agencies in southern Illinois worked together to find a woman who had been abducted Thursday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Columbia, IL, Dupo, IL, Cahokia, IL, Belleville, IL

Belleville News Democrat

Passed out drunk: O'Fallon dad pleads guilty in dead toddler case

An O'Fallon man pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of involuntary manslaughter in the death of his 23-month-old son.

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Related Topix: O'Fallon, IL

Belleville News Democrat

Democrats spent big money leading up to primary election in March

The campaigns of some local candidates in St. Clair and Madison counties spent big money leading up to the primary election in March.

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Related Topix: US News, Madison County, IL, Glen Carbon, IL

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Illegal dumping on the rise in metro-east

Thieves are stealing large piles of old tires, selling the few reusable tires and dumping the rest illegally, according to police and a state environmental officer.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, Belleville, IL, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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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Related Topix: East St. Louis, IL, Swansea, IL

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Two Belleville men charged with armed robbery

A pair of Belleville men have been charged in relation to the attack and robbery of a woman who was walking home from the store.

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Related Topix: Belleville, IL

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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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Pension, East St. Louis, IL

Sat Apr 12, 2014

KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Illinois beginning $50 million transportation infrastructure improvement projects

The Metro East Park and Recreation District will be given funds to complete the Scott-Troy Trail connecting Madison to St. Clair County.

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Related Topix: US Military, Scott Air Force Base, US Air Force, O'Fallon, IL

Belleville News Democrat

Cahokia woman killed in motorcycle crash

A 22-year-old woman was cited after a motorcycle slammed into her car in a Caseyville intersection, causing the death of a 45-year-old Cahokia woman.

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Related Topix: Cahokia, IL, Caseyville, IL, Belleville, IL

Fri Apr 11, 2014

MLive.com

Mother of fatally beaten 6-year-old Elijah Dillard says from jail, 'I just want my son back'

Using the dingy white T-shirt underneath her orange jumpsuit, Mio Campbell wipes a tear from the corner of her right eye and catches another sliding down her left cheek, all while cradling the black phone receiver attached to the brick wall below the security glass at the Saginaw County Jail.

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Related Topix: Prison, Belleville, IL

Belleville News Democrat

Multipliers likely to raise property tax bills for many St. Clair County residents

Many homeowners in St. Clair County are likely to see their property tax bills increase this summer because of a state formula raising the value of homes up to 5 percent.

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Related Topix: Mascoutah, IL, O'Fallon, IL, Madison County, IL, New Athens, IL

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Cook agrees to be disbarred

Former St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook has agreed to be disbarred after his conviction and sentencing on federal heroin and weapons charges.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Belleville, IL

Belleville News Democrat

Police charge Belleville man in armed home invasion

Bradley C. Scarpi, 33, of Belleville has been charged with home invasion and armed robbery.

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Related Topix: Belleville, IL

Belleville News Democrat

Mascoutah lawyer accused of drug trafficking

Scott A. Hassebrock, 49, was charged with two felony counts on Thursday. Hassebrock faces a charge of unlawful cannabis trafficking and unlawful possession with the intent to deliver cannabis.

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Related Topix: Mascoutah, IL, Montgomery County, IL

Belleville News Democrat

Public housing resident faces eviction for smoking in Belleville apartment

Despite facing eviction from a senior public housing complex in Belleville, lifetime smoker Joe Brawley says he will continue smoking in his apartment and is prepared to fight in court a federal initiative aimed at making public housing buildings smoke-free.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Belleville, IL, Centreville, IL

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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Related Topix: East St. Louis, IL

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