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Belleville seeks demolition of Arthur Street property over alleged code violations

Noddy A. Fernandez Aug. 1, 2017, 3:54pm

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

Noddy A. Fernandez Jul. 20, 2017, 11:55am

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

Noddy A. Fernandez Jul. 18, 2017, 8:25am

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

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.