Mark Eckert

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Belleville Mayor’s Wife Runs After Suspects Who Swiped Her Purse

Rita Eckert was loading up her minivan beside her florist shop on West Main when four young men approached her.


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Drug Testing For Belleville City Employees?

Elected officeholders would be subject to screenings, too.


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School Districts Lose Big In Metro East Elections

Election judges will resume counting ballots in Alton Wednesday as a couple of write-in candidates are giving the incumbent mayor a run for his job.


The Reverend Larry Rice of the New Life Evangelistic Center, lays out plans for homeless tent city

Rice Presses To Turn Old YMCA Into Homeless Shelter

The Rev. Larry Rice on Monday submitted a 790-signature petition to the St. Clair County Clerk’s Office to force the ballot measure.



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