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File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

St. Clair County Faces Tax Increase to Renovate Jail

St. Clair County residents face a possible tax increase in efforts to renovation the county jail.

03/17/2014

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St. Clair County Board Seeks Sales Tax for Jail Renovation

The jail is overcrowded and failure to add on could mean a court order forcing St. Clair County to build a costlier jail.

12/23/2013

WASHINGTON, IL - NOVEMBER 18: Damaged buildings along Washington Road in the aftermath of a tornado on November 18, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. A fast-moving storm system that produced several tornadoes that touched down across the Midwest left behind a path of destruction in 12 states.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Hancock & Kelley: CBS News Correspondent Jim Krasula Live From Washington, Illinois

CBS News Correspondent Jim Krasula is live from the tornado damage in Washington, Illinois.

11/18/2013

Mid-America Airport

St. Clair County Chairman Defends Mid-America Airport Losses

St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern says that while the county’s $8.2 million asset decrease last year mirrored Mid-America’s losses, several factors played a role.

10/22/2013

Booking photo of former St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook of Belleville.

St. Clair County Expands Drug Testing Months After Judge’s Overdose

The American Civil Liberties Union says the new policy opens the county up to lawsuits but Mark Kern, the St. Clair County Board Chair, disagrees.

10/02/2013

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Madison, St. Clair Counties Could Opt Out of Higher Speed Limit

The law states that counties in more urban areas have the choice to opt out altogether, or pick and choose which highways to let vehicles go faster.

08/22/2013

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St. Clair Co. Official Defends Audit as Routine

The Belleville News-Democrat reported the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund was “investigating” the county but Board Chairman Mark Kern insists it is not an investigation.

07/30/2013

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Hancock & Kelley – Thursday, July 25th – David Lee; Mark Kern; Kerri Morgan; James B. Stewart on Farm Bill; Bob Fuss

John and Michael talk with James Stewart about the Farm Bill; with David Lee; with Mark Kern; with Kerri Morgan; and with Bob Fuss.

07/25/2013

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Positive Signs in MidAmerica Airport’s Quarterly Update

County Board Chair Mark Kern says work continues to build on a partnership with Ningbo Lishe International Airport in China.

07/17/2013

File photo of Graffiti (KMOX/Tanya Sinkovits)

St. Clair County Increases Enforcement on Graffiti

“It seems that property owners who were hesitant to remove the graffiti are now coming forward and are removing it and that helps out the neighborhoods”

05/07/2013

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