The Madison County Record Mar. 28, 2013, 8:13am

To the Editor:

On Saturday, May 18, the Civic Alliance of East St. Louis, will be hosting a citizens town hall meeting from 4-7 p.m. at the Family Development Center, 1025 State St. in East St. Louis.

The public is encouraged to attend this free event which will be broken into various sessions:

- Viewing reception  (4-4:30 p.m.): “Warzone: Destruction of An All American City,” narrated by Craig Cheatham , KMOV Channel 4;

- Session 1 (4:30-5:15 p.m.) : How can citizens ensure that public safety is the city's highest priority?;

- Session 2 (5:30-6:15 p.m.): What can citizens do today about new fees for alarms, nonprofits and churches?; and

- Session 3 ( 6:30-7 p.m.):  What does it take to fix all the streets and sewers at once?

Co-sponsors of this event include Community Development Sustainable Solutions, Leadership 21 Alliance, United Congregations of the Metroeast (UCM), Congress on Racial Equality (C.O.R.E.), Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House and NAACP-East St. Louis Branch.

For more information contact Matt Hawkins at (618) 531-8058, or visit

Matt Hawkins

Civic Alliance of East St. Louis

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