Alvin Parks

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

East St. Louis City Hall

East St. Louis City Employees Test Positive for Drugs

It was a detective indicted as part of a heroin trafficking ring that lit the fire of East St. Louis Alvin Parks to conduct the random drug tests.

05/22/2013

St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly (KMOX/Brad Choat)

St. Clair State’s Attorney Calls For Bigger Police Presence

“We don’t have nearly enough, not even close to enough, police officers in the Metro East,” he said.

02/11/2013

Former Illinois Adjutant General William Enyart

Rep. Enyart Weighs In On East St. Louis Crime

“We need to look at education; we need to look at public safety; we have to look at the infrastructure of the cities,” he said.

02/04/2013

East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks

Mayor Parks Urging Residents to Protect Out-of-Town Workers

“Lets have our citizens look out for those people, lets have our citizens look out for each other,” Mayor Alvin Parks told KMOX.

01/10/2013

Parks

East St. Louis Chief Defends New Measures As ACLU Questions Them

“Innocent people – youths and others – will be swept up and detained without reason simply for the color of their clothing. This is dangerous and impermissible.”

09/27/2012

East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks

Mark Reardon: Latest Presidential Polls, State Rep. Cole McNary, Alvin Parks & Columbus Day

Anthony Salvanto updates us on the presidential polls. State Representative Cole McNary joins us in studio. East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks calls for extreme crime-fighting measures to save teens in the city.

09/26/2012

(KMOX/Michael Calhoun/File)

Virtual House Arrest Ordered for Minors in East St. Louis

Minors are to be off the streets at ten o’clock on both weeknights and weekend nights.

09/26/2012

Crime-Shooting

Mayor Defends City’s Clubs After Deadly Shooting

A weekend shooting that left three people dead and wounded two others shouldn’t be blamed on the city’s entertainment scene the mayor said.

09/24/2012

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