Alvin Parks

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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.


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.


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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.



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.


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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.



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.


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.


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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.




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