Mark Eckert

St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, Illinois (Courtesy of the Belleville Historical Society)

Fight Over Metro-East Hospital Continues

Metro-East residents will have to wait a little longer to express their opinions about the planned relocation of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville.


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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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