East St. Louis

A fight erupted Tuesday at a food stamp office in East St. Louis. (Credit: YouTube)

Brawl Erupts At East St. Louis Food Stamp Office

A dispute over a spot in line at a food stamp office downstate escalated into a full-fledged brawl.

01/24/2013

Captive Teen Rescued

Girl Free After Being Held For 2 Years As Sex Slave Downstate

A 17-year old girl is free and safe, after escaping from an East St. Louis area home where she was allegedly held captive for more than two years.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2012

Dawn Harper

East St. Louis Beaming With Pride After Silver Medalist’s Win At Olympics

Illinois native Dawn Harper won the silver medal Tuesday in the Women’s 100-meter Hurdles at the Olympics.

WBBM Newsradio–08/08/2012

Dawn Harper, Wallace Spearmon

East St. Louis Native Dawn Harper Takes Silver In Hurdles

Only a handful of the nearly 20 athletes with ties to Illinois and the Chicago area are still competing at the Olympics. Tuesday’s action features several high profile Track & Field events.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2012

Empty Classroom

State May Take Over School Districts In North Chicago, East St. Louis

The school districts in North Chicago and downstate East St. Louis are a step away from a state takeover.

WBBM Newsradio–06/21/2012

Gavel

Downstate Pee Break Ultimately Leads To Federal Conviction

A downstate man picked the wrong place for a pee break back in November, as it has now led to his arrest and conviction on federal drug and weapons charges.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2011

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NW Suburb Gets Grant For Riverfront Face-Lift

A northwest suburban Chicago community will receive $8 million in state money to help revitalize its urban riverfront.

10/10/2010