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1 hr ago | Belleville News Democrat

Save landfill fees for big issues

"Maybe we'll all be dead and gone before we need it, but I'd rather have it there for the next generation."

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5 hrs ago | WSIL

Man Accused of Endangering Child in Swimming Pool

A Belleville man is jailed on $100,000 bond after being accused of taking a 2-year-old girl into a cold swimming pool and pummeling her.

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8 hrs ago | KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Union worker sentenced for stealing public funding

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Illinois - A union worker has been sentenced for his role in embezzling public funds from the department of employment security, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton.

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12 hrs ago | Belleville News Democrat

Felony plea costs Alorton mayor her office, sheriff's job

Joann Reed on Feb. 11, 2013, leaves the St. Clair County building with her attorney, John O'Gara, after she was charged with four felonies connected to smuggling a cellphone to her niece who was being held in the village jail on a charge of assaulting a pregnant woman.

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Related Topix: Alorton, IL, Cellphones, Federal Prisons, Prison

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Ex-guard charged with having sex with inmate

A former female guard at Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center was charged Wednesday with having sexual contact with a male inmate.

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Related Topix: Prison, Illinois, Belleville, IL, Alorton, IL

Belleville News Democrat

Search continues for alleged drunken driver whose passenger died

Illinois State Police are still looking for the 36-year-old Granite City man who was drinking and driving when his passenger was ejected from the car in April and died.

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Related Topix: Marissa, IL, Swansea, IL

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

No cats found during initial search inside woman's home

County Animal Control officers did not find any cats inside a home south of Belleville that authorities said could have housed as many as 28 cats recently.

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Related Topix: Belleville, IL

Belleville News Democrat

Man charged with endangering a child after swim in cold water

A St. Clair County man faces felony child abuse and endangerment charges after police said he took a 2-year-old girl into a swimming pool in cold water and struck her in the face and on the body.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Belleville, IL

Belleville News Democrat

Juvenile Detention Center passes state inspection, but population rising

The St. Clair County Juvenile Detention Center has passed its annual state inspection with flying colors, but the report's release comes at a time when the center held more detainees than any month in 2 1/2 years.

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Related Topix: Belleville, IL

Belleville News Democrat

Free back-to-school immunizations today, next week for St. Clair County

The Swansea Rotary Club is teaming with the St. Clair County Health Department to offer free back-to-school immunizations and dental and eye exams.

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Related Topix: Swansea, IL

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Caseyville police arrest man after pursuit

Richard Malone, Jr., 35 of the 800 block of North 75th Street in East St. Louis, was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer with a motor vehicle and fleeing and attempting to elude an officer.

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

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

County Board members: Depleted environment fund may not be enough to address emergencies

State law requires landfill fees be used for environmental protection purposes, yet some St. Clair County Board members say the county has used this money to balance its budget in recent years.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, East St. Louis, IL, Marissa, IL

Belleville News Democrat

Let the sunshine in: Man who filed lawsuit to remove ESL mayor calls ruling 'a victory'

East St. Louis mayor Alvin Parks Jr. speaks about the need for the new high-speed Amtrak train to make a stop in his city during a press conference outside city hall Thursday morning.

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

WAND-TV Decatur

St. Clair County trapping cats, may raze house

Officials in St. Clair County want to demolish a house near Belleville that's become a neighborhood nuisance - as soon as they can capture dozens of feral cats living there.

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Related Topix: Belleville, IL

Fri Jul 04, 2014

SFGate

Man convicted of New Baden man's murder sentenced

A southern Illinois man convicted of the 2008 shooting death of a New Baden man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, New Baden, IL, Washington Park, IL

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

House near Belleville filled with cats to be razed

Building and Zoning Director Anne Markezich said the elderly woman who owns the house at 412 Aaron Drive has been removed from the property and county Animal Services has been working with code enforcers since June 11 to remove and catch as many cats as they can.

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Related Topix: Belleville, IL

Belleville News Democrat

Mascoutah man charged with having child porn, photographing girls at city pool

Nathaniel J. Winn of Mascoutah is charged with possessing photographs of girls under age 18 taken from the Internet that showed them engaging in sex.

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Related Topix: Mascoutah, IL

Belleville News Democrat

Man charged with making threat's against cop's family member

The warrant, issued by St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly's office, said Antoniou "issued a unique threat that would place a member of the officer's immediate family in reasonable apprehension of future bodily harm."

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Related Topix: Cahokia, IL

Wed Jul 02, 2014

WSIL

Fairfield Teacher Facing Federal Charges

Timothy Going, 43, of Fairfield, was charged Friday in U.S. District Court with attempted sexual exploitation of a minor and possession of visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

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Related Topix: Fairview Heights, IL

Belleville News Democrat

Nurse charged with neglect of long-term care patients

A nurse faces felony drug and neglect charges after police said she failed to feed and administer medication to patients and unlawfully obtained a controlled substance.

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Related Topix: Mascoutah, IL

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