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  1. Congregation hopes to rebuild after fire destroys churchRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | WAND-TV Decatur

    Members of an East St. Louis congregation are hoping to rebuild after a large blaze destroyed their church. East St. Louis Fire Chief Jason Blackmon says the Saturday night fire engulfed the whole structure of the Christ Redeemed Missionary Baptist Church .


  2. More \232aRead the original story

    Monday Dec 26 | WAND-TV Decatur

    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says the money from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services "will help community health centers across our state continue to improve health outcomes and reduce patient costs." Community health centers deliver comprehensive primary health care in areas where there are geographic or economic barriers to affordable care.


  3. Ho, Ho, No: Man playing Santa arrested after skipping courtRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 22 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Authorities say Cody Alexander, a federal fugitive, was discovered portraying Santa outside a business in Waterloo on Monday night. He's been wanted since failing to appear in federal court in East St. Louis on Dec. 15. Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing tells the Belleville News-Democrat that Alexander was taken inside a real estate business and arrested.


  4. Suspected car thief dies in St. Louis crashRead the original story

    Dec 13, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    A suspected car thief is dead in a crash after leading police on a chase from East St. Louis, Illinois, into St. Louis. A second person was trapped in the car following the crash around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.


  5. East St. Louis official resigns after corruption guilty pleaRead the original story

    Dec 10, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    East St. Louis has a new township supervisor after the previous one pleaded guilty to a wire fraud charge this month. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that former St. Clair County Board member Tommy Dancy will take over for Oliver Hamilton.


  6. The Latest: Investigation nets East St. Louis officialsRead the original story

    Dec 5, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The Latest on arrests of public officials and others in and around East St. Louis : Two East St. Louis Township trustees and an East St. Louis city councilwoman are among those arrested Monday in a state and federal corruption investigation in the troubled southwestern Illinois community. The arrests come just days after the East St. Louis Township supervisor pleaded guilty to spending public money on personal trips and gifts.


  7. East St. Louis councilwoman charged with misconductRead the original story

    Dec 5, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Authorities arrested a city councilwoman in East St. Louis and a police officer in Washington Park in a state and federal corruption investigation that's expected to produce more arrests. The News-Democrat reports councilwoman June Hamilton Dean and auxiliary police officer Anthony Davis were charged Monday.


  8. East St. Louis defeats Plainfield North for Class 7A titleRead the original story

    Nov 26, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    East St. Louis quarterback Reyondous Estes only completed five passes on Saturday but three of those went for touchdowns as the Flyers beat Plainfield North, 26-13, in the IHSA Class 7A state football championship. Estes hit Jeff Thomas three times for 105 yards and two of the scores.


  9. ISP Lieutenant receives award from NAACPRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    The East St. Louis Branch of the NAACP has announced an Illinois State Police District 11 Lieutenant has received the Public Servant Award. NAACP officials say ISP District 11 Interim Commander Lieutenant Timothy Tyler was presented the award on October 9, 2016 for his contributions to the East St. Louis community.


  10. Life in prison for man who coerced girl into prostitutionRead the original story

    Oct 14, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    An eastern Missouri man has been sentenced to life in prison for coercing a 15-year-old Illinois girl into prostitution. Marcus Dewayne Thompson of Park Hills pleaded guilty in May to several charges in federal court in East St. Louis, Illinois.


  11. Invasive stink bug spreads to more Illinois countiesRead the original story

    Oct 1, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Kelly Estes is cooperative agricultural pest survey coordinator at the university's Prairie Research Institute. She said in a news release Friday that brown marmorated stink bugs have been found in five new, widely scattered Illinois counties.


  12. Illinois awarded $3.7M in grants to address youth violenceRead the original story

    Sep 23, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced the funding from the U.S. Department of Justice on Friday. He says it "delivers on our promise not to give up on any child."


  13. East St. Louis closes jail after sanitation complaintRead the original story

    Aug 24, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Officials in East St. Louis say they've closed the city's jail and moved prisoners to a southern Illinois county jail because of possible unsanitary conditions. City manager Courtney Logan told the Belleville News-Democrat on Tuesday that the complaint is unfounded and under investigation but the employees and prisoners were moved in the interest of health and safety.


  14. East St. Louis school replaces windows after vandalismRead the original story

    Aug 15, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    A Catholic school in East St. Louis has raised $100,000 to replace windows that were broken by vandals a year ago.


  15. Man suspected in St. Louis killing extraditedRead the original story

    Aug 5, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    A man has been extradited from an Illinois prison to St. Louis to face murder charges filed more than a year ago. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 20-year-old Tony Ross of East St. Louis, Illinois, was charged in April 2015 with second-degree murder in the death of Bobby Christman.


  16. Police in East St. Louis shoot armed man firing shotsRead the original story

    Jul 11, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Authorities in East St. Louis say an armed man was shot by police as he allegedly fired rounds at homes and passing motorists. Washington Park police chief Tony Tomlinson says an officer shot the man.


  17. Budget Stalemate Forces Staff Cuts At Illinois Child AgencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    At-risk young people and expectant mothers in Illinois will not have the type of service they expect for awhile. An Illinois child social service agency is laying off 16 staffers that work in this field, because of the nearly year long budget deadlock between Democratic lawmakers and Republican Governor Bruce Rauner.


  18. Woman pleads guilty to sex trafficking of a minorRead the original story

    May 13, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    An eastern Missouri woman faces up to life in prison after pleading guilty to conspiring in sex trafficking of a minor. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 25-year-old Robin Thompson of Park Hills entered the plea Thursday in federal court in East St. Louis, Illinois.


  19. Former residents sue southern Illinois housing authorityRead the original story

    May 11, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Seven former residents have filed a lawsuit against the Alexander County Housing Authority in southern Illinois alleging discrimination based on race and family status and rent overcharges. The Southern Illinois reports the lawsuit filed in East St. Louis federal court names the housing authority as a defendant along with four past executive directors.


  20. Durbin to meet with NGA director on St. Louis headquartersRead the original story

    May 4, 2016 | WAND-TV Decatur

    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he plans to meet with National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's director to discuss errors in the report that led to the preliminary decision to build the spy agency's new regional headquarters in St. Louis. Speaking in East St. Louis on Wednesday, Illinois Democrat says the agency's decision was wrong, adding he didn't know if agency director Robert Cardillo's choice stems from political or rational considerations.


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