Rick Watson

File photo of a judge's gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

St. Clair County Settles Inmate Lawsuit

Three men sued in federal court over inhumane living conditions at jail in Belleville.


Dwight Kay

Illinois Rep. Introduces ‘Knockout Game’ Legislation

The legislation would stiffen the penalty for those convicted of battery while taking part in the “game,” making it punishable by 3-7 years in prison.


Guns For Gift Cards in East St. Louis

Saturday’s event got 130 weapons off the street in a little more than an hour.


Cahokia Suspects

Two More Charged in Cahokia Hit-and-Run Death

Fabian Teson, 9, was hit by a car while riding his bike. He later died at a St. Louis hospital.


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St. Clair County Accepts Credit Cards For Bail

The process is helping reduce the jail’s population by 30 to 40 inmates per day, according to the County Sheriff.


Sheriff Mearl J. Justus

St. Clair County Board to Vote on Sheriff

Sheriff Mearl Justus resigned this week after 30 years in the job.


Sheriff Mearl J. Justus

Sheriff Justus Turns In His Badge

He rarely carried a gun, once explaining he found it bulky and “tears my clothes up.”


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