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East St. Louis Mayor Drops Call for 24-Hour Clubs

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East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks

East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks

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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KMOX) – There will be no all-night bar hopping in East St. Louis after all.

East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks has dropped his call for 24-hour licenses for night clubs and taverns because of a lack of support in the community.

Bars and clubs currently close at 2 a.m. during the week and 3 a.m. on weekends in the city.

Parks still supports the idea of an entertainment district for East St. Louis saying the city needs to encourage job growth by way of quality entertainment for families and others. A public hearing on the issue is set for Wednesday.

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