East St. Louis Ousts City Manager After 4 Months on JobTwo City Council members and the woman who defeated Alvin Parks Jr. April voted Monday to fire him as the city struggles with a nearly $6 million budget shortfall.
Financial Picture Worsens In East St. LouisCity officials say employee paychecks could be delayed
Senator Durbin: East STL Took a Step in the Wrong DirectionDurbin says East St. Louis residents need to tell their city council they're not happy and want real change.
Verbal Sparring Over Police & Fire Cuts In East St. LouisCity manager Alvin Parks is talking of specific cuts in police and fire personnel, without mayor's input.
Former Mayor Returns as East St. Louis City ManagerA former East St. Louis mayor defeated in his April re-election bid has now been hired as city manager at an annual salary of $100,000, twice his mayoral pay, as his successor says the municipal government faces a nearly $6 million budget shortfall.
Former East St. Louis Mayor Controversially Returns As City Manager"I'm happy to come back and help serve my city," Parks told KMOX News after the decision.
Mayor Declares Budget Woes In East St. LouisEmeka Jackson-Hicks says administration has some tough choices to make to reduce $5.7 million deficit
Durbin Endorses Challenger in East St. Louis Mayoral RaceU.S. Senator says its time for Alvin Parks to go.
Roy Mickens Sworn in as East St. Louis Police's New Assistant Chief A longtime officer on the East St. Louis police force is replacing the assistant chief who resigned amid sexual harassment allegations.
Assistant Police Chief of East St. Louis ResignsRonald Ike has resigned following results of an independent investigation that was launched into allegations of sexual harassment involving a civilian against Ike.
East St. Louis Has 1st Homicide of 2014Police say 19-year-old male found shot to death in a field.
40 Days of Non-Violence in East St. LouisProgram begins with Clean Slate Day for adults and workshop for youths.

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