A former East St. Louis mayor defeated in his April re-election bid has now been hired as city manager at an annual salary of $100,000, twice his mayoral pay, as his successor says the municipal government faces a nearly $6 million budget shortfall.
“I’m happy to come back and help serve my city,” Parks told KMOX News after the decision.
Emeka Jackson-Hicks says administration has some tough choices to make to reduce $5.7 million deficit
U.S. Senator says its time for Alvin Parks to go.
A longtime officer on the East St. Louis police force is replacing the assistant chief who resigned amid sexual harassment allegations.
Ronald Ike has resigned following results of an independent investigation that was launched into allegations of sexual harassment involving a civilian against Ike.
Police say 19-year-old male found shot to death in a field.
Program begins with Clean Slate Day for adults and workshop for youths.
The city of East St. Louis expects no change to its tax revenue from a deal announced this week at the Casino Queen.
Mayor Alvin Parks held a press conference Wednesday to announce that the city would no longer be subject to state oversight of its finances.