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Best Book Club Picks For August

Wine and friends are two undeniable pleasures of a good book club, but a book that inspires passion and debate is the true heart of the occasion.



America’s Most Hipster Cities

Pretty much any US city, short of maybe Birmingham, AL, has some elements/neighborhoods of hipster culture at this point (you really just need a fixed-gear bike shop, right?), but these 10 cities are vying for the title of hipster-est. Behind Williamsburg, of course.


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Four Troubled Metro East Police Departments To Get Reform Manual

The detailed reforms cover everything from officer integrity and ethics, to arrest procedures and techniques.


Two Child Abduction Attempts Reported Near Metro East Schools

Both attempts occurred Tuesday afternoon, but police say there are no indication the two cases are connected.



No Arrest in Deadly Brooklyn Strip Club Shooting

Illinois State Police tell the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Michael Brooks was shot several times early Sunday outside Roxy’s Strip Club in Brooklyn. He died later.


East St. Louis  "Cease Fire"

After Nine Months, Quinn Insists Metro East Police Commission Is Working

It has been nearly a year since Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law creating the Metro East Police Commission, meant to oversee crime-fighting activities in four troubled communities.


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.


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Police Say They Have Suspect in Fatal Hit-And-Run

Police say more details about the case will come out Monday, when the case is scheduled to be presented to Madison County prosecutors.


Pink Slip

Brooklyn Strip Club Guard Charged With Murder

Maurice Shelton is accused of shooting Walter Taylor outside the Pink Slip night club last Sunday morning.


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Murder Outside Brooklyn Ill. Club

State police say victim was shot to death in front of the Pink Slip establishment.




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