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Belleville Martial Arts Instructor Admits to Sexual Abuse

Christopher Horton, 22, of Highland entered pleas to five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of attempted sexual exploitation of a minor.

10/29/2013

CHRISTOPHER HORTON

Belleville Martial Arts Instructor Pleads Guilty To Sex Charges

A martial arts instructor admitted to videotaping himself having sex with three children under the age of 10.

10/25/2013

Curtis Hutchings

Man in Makeup, Dress Arrested Outside Belleville Homecoming Dance

In a post on the Belleville Police Department’s Facebook page, the department says “officers located items in plain view that verified the possibility of lewd conduct described by students.”

10/23/2013

Mid-America Airport

St. Clair County Chairman Defends Mid-America Airport Losses

St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern says that while the county’s $8.2 million asset decrease last year mirrored Mid-America’s losses, several factors played a role.

10/22/2013

Booking photo of former St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook of Belleville.

Prosecutors: Man Sold Heroin to St. Clair Co. Judge Almost Daily

Prosecutors say Michael Cook was a St. Clair County circuit judge when he got heroin from Sean McGilvery “on an almost daily basis.”

10/17/2013

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Analysis: Health Insurance Prices For 3 Illinois Households

Price information has been difficult to come by because of technical glitches on the federal health insurance marketplace where Illinois residents must buy insurance if they want to take advantage of new tax credits that will help them pay the cost.

10/09/2013

Illinois Adjutant General William Enyart

Rep. Enyart Defends Vote on Furloughed Chaplains

Belleville Democrat Bill Enyart was the lone “no” vote of 401 that were cast in the House on the weekend resolution relating to military chaplains who’ve been furloughed.

10/07/2013

Booking photo of former St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook of Belleville.

St. Clair County Expands Drug Testing Months After Judge’s Overdose

The American Civil Liberties Union says the new policy opens the county up to lawsuits but Mark Kern, the St. Clair County Board Chair, disagrees.

10/02/2013

A photo of Belleville, Illinois City Hall.

Belleville City Council Approves Crime-Free Housing Ordinance

In an effort to reduce crime in the city, the ordinance requires landlords to evict tenants with several misdemeanor offenses committed on the premise.

09/17/2013

Gary Warwick

Man Accused in 1972 Metro East Killing Scheduled for Hearing

Last week, Prosecutors in southwestern Illinois’ St. Clair County charged 62-year-old Gary Warwick in the 1972 death of 1-year-old Joseph Henry Abernathy III.

09/16/2013

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