Man Sought in East St. Louis Killing Surrenders

Authorities say a 25-year-old mother of two was found last Saturday after she’d been repeatedly stabbed in her apartment.


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Alorton Fire Chief Gets 2 Years for Probation Violation

Darough was found to have a felony amount of marijuana in his Alorton village vehicle during a traffic stop last month.


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Four Troubled Metro East Police Departments To Get Reform Manual

The detailed reforms cover everything from officer integrity and ethics, to arrest procedures and techniques.


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Judge Declares Mistrial in Metro East Double Murder Case

Randall J. McCallum, 23, was charged in the 2009 shooting deaths of 21-year-olds Kevin A. McVay and Charles D. Black of East St. Louis. His father, the former mayor of Alorton, was convicted of corruption last year.


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Mold Closes Two St. Clair County Post Offices

The Postal Service confirmed Tuesday morning that the Alorton and Cahokia buildings are on emergency suspension. The owners of the buildings are being contacted to clean up the mold.


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Disabled Man Left at Metro-East Denny’s, State Investigates

Alorton Deputy Police Chief Gerald Crenshaw says the man had no medication or ID.



Driver Allegedly Tossed Dogs From SUV on Illinois Interstate

The puppies, one white and one brown, were reportedly driven over and killed after someone tossed them out the window of an SUV onto I-255 at Route 15.


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After Nine Months, Quinn Insists Metro East Police Commission Is Working

It has been nearly a year since Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law creating the Metro East Police Commission, meant to oversee crime-fighting activities in four troubled communities.



3 Metro-East Men Charged With Election Fraud

St. Clair County State’s Attorney, Brendan Kelly, says 27 absentee ballots from municipal elections in Alorton and Cahokia were challenged and rejected.



Voter Fraud Investigation in the Metro East

St. Clair County Clerk Bob Delaney says his office is holding on to nearly 400 absentee ballots that he believes are fraudulent.



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