East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks

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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.


2/22/12-U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly and other officials visited Orr Weathers Senior High Rise at Missouri Ave. and 14th St. in East St. Louis Wednesday morning to announce they're enacting new safety measures at East St. Louis Housing Authority properties, including surveillance cameras and ID tags for residents. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Durbin Repeats Call For East St. Louis Action On Clubs

Calls for earlier closing times for bars,liquor stores


Attorney Eric Vickers at podium with Metro East Black Contractors Organization

Lawsuit Seeks More Minority Construction Jobs in Illinois

What percentage of minority participation is fair?


East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks and protestors planning highway work shutdown

Illinois Governor Quinn Invited to Participate in Construction Shutdown Protest

Southern Illinois towns with high black unemployment want more jobs on bridge construction project


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