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Brendan Kelly

Guns For Gift Cards in East St. Louis

Saturday’s event got 130 weapons off the street in a little more than an hour.

11/24/2013

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

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Police: Metro East Drug Sweep Nabs 58

At a press conference Thursday announcing the capture and charges of more than 58 people, Kelly said the area is “in a state of lawlessness.”

08/16/2013

East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks

East St. Louis’ Entertainment District More Than Just All-Night-Clubs

East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks says keeping nightclubs open until 5:30 a.m. is about jobs and identity.

06/21/2013

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Prosecutor: Judges in Drug Scandal Fixed Tickets

State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly said the alleged ticket-fixing surfaced during an audit of Joe Christ’s work as a prosecutor under Kelly before Christ died in March.

06/06/2013

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St. Clair County Prosecutor Drug Tests Entire Office

A widening drug probe involving judges has St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly performing random drug tests on his entire staff.

06/05/2013

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St. Clair County Judge Charged With Heroin, Gun Possession

Wearing cutoff shorts and a T-shirt with the slogan “Bad is my middle name,” St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook pleaded not guilty.

05/24/2013

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Possible Illegal Videotaping at Belleville School Probed

Police say the school’s staff did their own investigation of the matter before notifying police May 3. A special prosecutor has been assigned to the case.

05/22/2013

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.

02/11/2013

St. Clair Prosecutor Might Seek Probe of Coroner

Serving subpoenas without a license is a misdemeanor. The state Department of Professional Regulation fined Stone $10,000 in September.

12/24/2012

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