Alvin Parks

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Former Mayor Returns as East St. Louis City Manager

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.


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Former East St. Louis Mayor Controversially Returns As City Manager

“I’m happy to come back and help serve my city,” Parks told KMOX News after the decision.


East St. Louis Mayor Emeka Jackson-Hicks holds news conference at city hall on August 16, 2015 (KMOX photo)

Mayor Declares Budget Woes In East St. Louis

Emeka Jackson-Hicks says administration has some tough choices to make to reduce $5.7 million deficit


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Durbin Endorses Challenger in East St. Louis Mayoral Race

U.S. Senator says its time for Alvin Parks to go.


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Roy Mickens Sworn in as East St. Louis Police’s New Assistant Chief

A longtime officer on the East St. Louis police force is replacing the assistant chief who resigned amid sexual harassment allegations.


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Assistant Police Chief of East St. Louis Resigns

Ronald Ike has resigned following results of an independent investigation that was launched into allegations of sexual harassment involving a civilian against Ike.



East St. Louis Has 1st Homicide of 2014

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


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.



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.


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.



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