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East St. Louis Has 1st Homicide of 2014

Police say 19-year-old male found shot to death in a field.

02/02/2014

Line stretches out to East St. Louis city hall parking lot during "Clean Slate Day" on January 25, 2014 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

40 Days of Non-Violence in East St. Louis

Program begins with Clean Slate Day for adults and workshop for youths.

01/25/2014

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East St. Louis Mayor: Casino Queen Real Estate Deal Shouldn’t Affect City

The city of East St. Louis expects no change to its tax revenue from a deal announced this week at the Casino Queen.

12/11/2013

East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks said Wednesday the city is no longer considered "financially distressed." (KMOX/Allison Blood)

East St. Louis No Longer “Financially Distressed”

Mayor Alvin Parks held a press conference Wednesday to announce that the city would no longer be subject to state oversight of its finances.

11/20/2013

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

16 East St. Louis Firefighters Avert Layoffs

East St. Louis officials and a local firefighters union say they’ve reached a deal that will avert layoffs of nearly one-third of the city’s fire department.

10/16/2013

East St. Louis City Hall

East St. Louis Firefighters Delay Layoffs

The new layoff date is now October 15. Mayor Alvin Parks says that while he is hopeful the layoffs might be eliminated altogether, obligations, such as back-pay, must be met.

10/01/2013

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Quinn’s Signature Frees Up Funds for Port of East St. Louis

Estimates put the number of job created by the project at about 1,200. East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks says the plan will have far-reaching consequences.

07/29/2013

KMOX

New Name for East St. Louis Riverfront Development

What was once being pitched as the “River’s Edge Entertainment District” in East St. Louis got a name change.

06/26/2013

East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks

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

Mayor Alvin Parks still supports the idea of an entertainment district for East St. Louis saying the city needs to encourage job growth.

06/24/2013

DrugTests

5 East St. Louis Workers To Lose Their Jobs After Surprise Drug Test

“I was thinking it would be slightly higher which is a good thing that it was not higher,” said East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks.

05/28/2013

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