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One of Glenn McCoy's editorial cartoons for Jan. 8, 2015.

Local Cartoonist Reacts to Paris Terrorist Attack

“I mean what we do, poking fun at someone, you never think it would lead someone this far over the cliff that they would see this as a measured response to a drawing,” he says.

01/07/2015

Police is riot gear stage outside of the Edward Jones Dome in the fourth quarter of the Oakland Raiders - St. Louis Rams football game in St. Louis on November 30, 2014. Police were anticipating trouble from protestors who have been vocal after the Ferguson grand jury decision. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

REPORT: Illinois Police Spent $120K After Ferguson

Illinois police departments in suburban St. Louis spent about $120,000 on overtime and riot protection gear in preparation for possible unrest stemming from events in Ferguson, law enforcement records show.

12/29/2014

St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, Illinois (Courtesy of the Belleville Historical Society)

Second Public Hearing for St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Set

The second public hearing for St. Elizabeth’s Hospital’s plan to build a replacement hospital in O’Fallon, Illinois, has been rescheduled for Dec. 2.

11/18/2014

St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, Illinois (Courtesy of the Belleville Historical Society)

Fight Over Metro-East Hospital Continues

Metro-East residents will have to wait a little longer to express their opinions about the planned relocation of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville.

11/17/2014

Courtesy of the Belleville Police Department.

Belleville Police Investigate Sexual Assault Allegation

Belleville police have released a composite drawing of a suspect wanted for sexually assaulting a a 51-year-old woman over the weekend.

10/20/2014

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Police Promise Extra Patrols in Belleville After Pair of Armed Robberies

Officers say a 61-year-old woman had her purse snatched Wednesday night while getting out of her car on Blue Ridge Drive.

09/26/2014

Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Suspect in Meat-Tampering Case Again Denied Bond

Ronald Avers is accused of inserting what prosecutors called “booby trap” sewing needles into packaged supermarket meats “just for the hell of it” again lost a bid Wednesday to be eligible for release on bond.

09/18/2014

Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Suspect Seeks Bond in Illinois Meat-Tampering Case

A southwestern Illinois man accused of inserting sewing needles into packaged supermarket meats that a federal prosecutor called “booby traps” wants a federal judge to reconsider denying him his release on bond.

09/16/2014

Photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

New State Police Crime Lab Up and Running in Belleville

Crime scene investigators and forensic scientists in Southern Illinois are now working in a new State Police crime lab.

08/27/2014

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Eleven More Parents Charged For Allowing Children to be Truant

St. Clair County state’s attorney Brendan Kelly has charged 11 more parents since May with criminal charges for allowing a child to be truant.

08/11/2014

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