The curfew is being lifted in the tornado-battered central Illinois community of Washington.
In the wake of recent gun violence in Columbia, Missouri, Police Chief Ken Burton is calling for a curfew for teens.
Four teenagers are among the first arrests under the new anti-crime curfew in East St. Louis.
No one under the age of 21 will be allowed in the area after 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
“As long as these clubs are open all night it’s an invitation for more crime”
Mayor Alvin Parks Jr. says there will more police officers patrolling streets during late nights and early mornings.
Charlie talks with STL Police Chief Dan Isom about a possible 9:00PM curfew for youth under the age of 18, and with Sister Helen Prejean, author of the bestselling book, “Dead Man Walking”, about the opera of the same name opening at the Union Avenue Opera in STL.
The 9 p.m. curfew takes effect Friday at the Country Club Plaza and four other entertainment areas for those 18 years old and younger.
21-year-old charged in last weekend’s assault on police officer