A city garbage truck hit a St. Clair County resident's vehicle, a lawsuit claims.
City of Belleville News
Illinois industry shoulders the burden of the highest workers’ compensation costs in the region. But what many Illinoisans paying some of the nation’s highest property taxes may not realize is that they’re picking up the tab for those costs, too.
EAST ST. LOUIS – Belleville city attorney Brian Flynn can’t lead a class action for Chrysler owners nationwide but can lead an Illinois class, Chief U.S. District Judge Michael Reagan ruled on July 5.
EAST ST. LOUIS – Carmaker Chrysler and instrument maker Harman International have filed a joint motion with lawyer Brian Flynn of Belleville to scrub a May 14 trial on Flynn’s claim that hackers can seize control of his Jeep.
Former Belleville alderman believes road repair project 'waste of taxpayer money,' will need to be redone
Belleville resident Lillian Schneider fears the worse when it comes to the road surface repair project the city has now embarked on using taxpayer money.
BELLEVILLE – A woman alleges she fell into a manhole while walking at Carlyle Plaza in Belleville.
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.
Cities and villages across the state are raising taxes or implementing new ones for a variety of functions, from attracting a fast-food restaurant to catching up on rising pension costs.
The city officials who told the people then that it was just "temporary" knew they were going to keep it. The more they get the more they spend.
BELLEVILLE – The city of Belleville is seeking to demolish a property it alleges is not in compliance with city building codes.
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.
BELLEVILLE – The city of Belleville is seeking demolition of a Periwinkle Circle property it alleges is unsafe.
The City of Belleville is suing a property owner, citing alleged breach of duty.
High property taxes in the Metro East region are fueling out-migration from the area.
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.”
Write-in candidates, including those in April's consolidated elections, have some unusual hurdles to clear in Illinois that make winning their races difficult, St. Clair County Clerk Thomas Holbrook said.
Taxpayers and voters, please remember to vote on April 4. Our city cannot afford another four years of the current administration. The precious dollars you earn from which the city extracts should not be expended on lending your money to businesses. If businesses want to stay in business, they need to find a way to do so, but not on the backs of us taxpayers.
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 – Belleville City Clerk Dallas B. Cook says he wants to be mayor because he's sick and tired of Mark Eckert being mayor.
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.