Top News

Belleville candidate responds to sitting alderman's 'she knows Ajax and vacuum cleaning' comment

The Madison County Record Mar. 15, 2017, 12:47pm

Note Phil Elmore's social media post: March 8, 2017 (International Women's Day) He writes: "Anybody that votes for Lillian hates Belleville and progress. She knows Ajax and vacuum cleaning, that's it. For Belleville sake I hope this is the last we hear from her lunacy.”  

Cartoonist defends controversial DeVos piece; Would do it again

Glenn Minnis, Metro East Sun Feb. 17, 2017, 6:08pm

The Belleville News-Democrat cartoonist responsible for etching the controversial cartoon comparing civil rights icon Ruby Bridges to newly installed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is defending his creation.

Belleville's city clerk announces bid for circuit clerk seat

Ann Maher Oct. 9, 2015, 4:51pm

St. Clair County's political landscape became more intriguing this week when Belleville City Clerk Dallas Cook announced he will seek the Republication nomination for Circuit Clerk in next year's general election. Cook will likely face incumbent Kahalah Dixon Clay, Democrat, who has served as Circuit Clerk since 2011. Clay was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Brendan Kelly, who moved up that year to become State's Attorney. She ran unopposed in 2012.