St. Clair County
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.
The new figures, which are not seasonally adjusted, show 11,414 people in St. Louis City are unemployed, a rate of 8.2 percent.
The 6-month-long audit, commissioned by the county, looked into whether too many part-time St. Clair County employees were receiving retirement benefits.