Alvin Parks

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.


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.


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.


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.



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.”


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.


(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.



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.


East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks (file photo/KMOX)

ESL Mayor Wants Bars/Nightclubs To Be Returned To Original Hours

Says early closing time has not been a major factor in big decline in homicides


Washington Avenue

Is the Violence on Washington Ave. from Out of State?

Two bouncers claim the recent problems on Washington Ave. are caused by people coming over from East St. Louis.





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