Alvin Parks


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.


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.



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.


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.


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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.




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