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East St. Louis Police need help in solving three murders - The young victims were all fatally shot in separate incidents. - Thu, 17 Apr 2014

East St. Louis church behind housing project - Thirty affordable houses will be built.  - Tue, 22 Apr 2014

Illinois postal worker admits stealing packages - EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - A St. Louis woman faces up to 15 years in federal prison after admitting she opened and stole packages while working as a supervisor at a southwestern Illinois post office. Forty-one-year-old Jane Johanna Emily, who's also known as Jane Moeller, pleaded guilty ... - Wed, 23 Apr 2014

Hearing today for airman accused of building bombs in Shiloh home - EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- An Air Force staffer stationed in Illinois is set to make a federal court appearance after being charged with possessing pipe bombs he told investigators he planned to unleash on local sex offenders. Justin Vangilder was scheduled for a change-of-plea hearing Wednesday in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis. He pleaded not guilty to three felony counts of possessing an ... - Wed, 23 Apr 2014

East St. Louis families escape apartment fire - Five families escaped unharmed from an East St. Louis apartment building that caught fire early Mond - Mon, 21 Apr 2014

Staffing, other issues plague East St. Louis firefighters - EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KTVI) - East St. Louis firefighters fought a challenging fire early Monday morning. The fire destroyed... - Mon, 21 Apr 2014

Old Casino Queen to be refitted for new life hauling freight - Former East St. Louis gambling vessel was sold under court order earlier this month after being seized for unpaid bills. - Mon, 21 Apr 2014

Long shot for Fairmount Park? Kay says gaming bill that excludes track won't pass - A metro-east lawmaker said there may not be enough Illinois House votes to pass a bill calling to le - Mon, 21 Apr 2014

Several residents displaced after flames engulf East St. Louis apartments - (KMOV) - More than a dozen residents were displaced after a raging fire swept through an East St. Louis apartment complex early Monday morning. The fire broke out near the intersection of 12th and College some time before 3 a.m. Crews responded to the scene and found the building engulfed in flames. Firefighters continued to battle the blaze throughout the morning hours, eventually getting it ... - Mon, 21 Apr 2014

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East St. Louis Police need help in solving three murders - STLtoday.com - LOUIS • East St. Louis Police Chief Michael Floore is asking the public for help to solve three recent murders. In the most recent killing, on April 6, police were called to shots fired in the 1400 block of North 42nd Street. When they arrived, they ... - Fri, 18 Apr 2014

Illinois postal worker admits stealing packages - Belleville News Democrat - EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — A St. Louis woman faces up to 15 years in federal prison after admitting she opened and stole packages while working as a supervisor at a southwestern Illinois post office. Forty-one-year-old Jane Johanna Emily, who's also known ... - Wed, 23 Apr 2014

Several residents displaced after flames engulf East St. Louis apartments - KMOV.com - (KMOV) – More than a dozen residents were displaced after a raging fire swept through an East St. Louis apartment complex early Monday morning. The fire broke out near the intersection of 12th and College some time before 3 a.m.. Crews responded to the ... - Mon, 21 Apr 2014

Hearing for Air Force staffer in pipe bomb case - Belleville News Democrat - EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — An Air Force staffer stationed in Illinois is set to make a federal court appearance after being charged with possessing pipe bombs he told investigators he planned to unleash on local sex offenders. Justin Vangilder was ... - Wed, 23 Apr 2014

The Spivey Building: East St. Louis' First and Only Skyscraper - Riverfront Times (blog) - East St. Louis, Illinois, doesn't appear in many architectural guidebooks, but it should. Located just across the river from downtown St. Louis, the city boasts some of the most interesting architecture in the whole region. While much of the city's ... - Wed, 16 Apr 2014

Photos: Raging fire displaces East St. Louis residents - KMOV.com - Photos: Raging fire displaces East St. Louis residents. Photos: Raging fire displaces East St. Louis residents. More than a dozen residents were displaced after a raging fire swept through an East St. Louis apartment complex early Monday morning. - Mon, 21 Apr 2014

Heavenly hats: East St. Louis church women treasure Carrie Redmond's creations - Belleville News Democrat - Sandra Watson, 55, wears a box top hat with a short brim made by her mother, Carrie Redmond. Sandra was No. 5 of Carrie's 10 children. "I prefer a jogging suit and some tennis shoes," said Sandra. "All my sisters dress up. I wear them because my mother ... - Sun, 20 Apr 2014

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