St. Clair County
Three men sued in federal court over inhumane living conditions at jail in Belleville.
Nearly a dozen St. Clair County drug suspects were taken into custody Thursday.
The majority of those outages are in St. Clair County. Ameren reports that 5,861 customers are out of power in Fairview Heights, Caseyville, Cahokia and East St. Louis.
St. Clair County officials say they’ve reached a tentative contract with emergency dispatches after years of negotiations.
Gov. Pat Quinn’s office says the goal is to provide community-based alternatives to prison.
Protestors raised their voices, Friday, outside county courthouse in Belleville
The jail is overcrowded and failure to add on could mean a court order forcing St. Clair County to build a costlier jail.
Ed Murnane of the Illinois Civil Justice League says this is enemy territory when businesses are hauled into court.
Illinois State Police say none of the inmate or guard injuries are life-threatening.
It happened near Touchette Regional Hospital in Centreville, Illinois.