City of Belleville

101 S Illinois St
Belleville, IL - 62220

City of Belleville News

Local governments challenged by underfunded pension plans; Candidate for governor calls for amending constitution

With Illinois homeowners paying close to the highest property taxes in the country, and its residents shouldering the highest public pension debt relative to income, how local governments deal with the growing problem is a tale of two cities, so to speak.

Belleville seeks demolition of Arthur Street property over alleged code violations

BELLEVILLE – The city of Belleville has filed a suit against a property owner over allegations that a structure on the property is not in compliance with city codes and is dangerous to the neighborhood.

City of Belleville alleges property owner failed to correct or demolish structure

BELLEVILLE – The city of Belleville is seeking demolition of a Periwinkle Circle property it alleges is unsafe.

City of Belleville accuses property owner of violating weed and 'dangerous building' ordinances

The City of Belleville is suing a property owner, citing alleged breach of duty.

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

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

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

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.