City of East St. Louis News

Grant writer accuses East St. Louis Township of defamation

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 11, 2018

A St. Clair County grant writer sued the East St. Louis Township for defamation over a letter accusing him of plagiarism.

Pedestrian allegedly hit on Illinois Route 157

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | May 17, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A pedestrian alleges she was injured when a motorist hit her as she walked on Illinois Route 157.

East St. Louis police and fire pension fund crises risk state intervention

By Brendan Bakala, Illinois Policy Institute | May 4, 2018

East St. Louis’ police and fire pension funds experienced large funding shortfalls in 2016, putting the city at risk of revenue garnishment from the state comptroller’s office.

Cities with poor funding of public safety pensions are at risk of garnishment, report says

By Ann Maher | Apr 16, 2018

Police and fire pension funds for the cities of East St. Louis, East Alton and Granite City are among the worst funded in the state of Illinois and puts them at risk for garnishment like what the city of Harvey now faces, according to a Wirepoints report.

East St. Louis hires Baricevic firm, replacing outgoing Sen. Clayborne firm

By Record News | Dec 19, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS – City council members have hired former chief circuit judge John Baricevic, son Charles J. Baricevic, and Grey Chatham Sr., as corporation counsel.

East St. Louis landlord sues Allstate after coverage denied in house collapse

By Record News | Nov 6, 2017

BELLEVILLE – Allstate improperly denied coverage for the collapse of a house at 464 N. 31st Street in East St. Louis, according to the Sieron family of landlords.

East St. Louis accused of failing to replace stop sign

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 5, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A motorist and passenger are suing the City of East St. Louis for failing to replace a stop sign, which caused a collision.

Mail carrier allegedly fell into manhole in East St. Louis

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 17, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A U.S. Postal Service employee is suing the City of East St. Louis, citing alleged breach of duty for failing to maintain a manhole cover on a sidewalk, which caused him to fall into it.

Five convicted of East St. Louis vote fraud in ’05 worked for campaigns in ‘16

By Record News | Feb 1, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS – Five persons who bought votes in 2004 received $12,350 as campaign workers last year.  The St. Clair County central Democratic committee paid $2,000 to Charles Powell Jr., who led local meetings about buying votes in 2004.  

Former ESL Dem Party chair accused of demolishing burnt buildings and keeping valuables

By The Madison County Record | Dec 6, 2016

Former East St. Louis Democratic party chairman Charlie Powell demolishes burnt buildings and keeps the valuable remains for himself, according to a suit in St. Clair County circuit court.

A tale of two Hamiltons

By The Madison County Record | Nov 21, 2016

According to charges filed by interim U.S. Attorney Donald Boyce last week, East St. Louis Township Supervisor Oliver Hamilton apparently spent more than $40,000 from the township treasury for a Las Vegas party and other personal purposes while racking up $230,000 in credit card expenses in more than three years.

ESL Township supervisor waives indictment; Wire fraud charges follow lavish personal spending

By Record News | Nov 15, 2016

East St. Louis Township supervisor Oliver Hamilton spent more than $40,000 from the township treasury for a Las Vegas party and other personal purposes, interim U.S. attorney Donald Boyce charged on Nov. 15.  

Man claims security officer shot him without justification

By Molly English-Bowers | May 4, 2016

BELLEVILLE – A St. Clair County resident is suing over injuries he claims he received when a security officer at a housing authority shot him in the back.

Woman claims missing stop sign contributed to auto accident

By Molly English-Bowers | Apr 12, 2016

BELLEVILLE – A Belleville woman is suing over injuries resulting from an automobile wreck, citing negligence.

Passenger alleges collision caused by missing stop sign

By The Madison County Record | Apr 6, 2016

A passenger claims the City of East St. Louis failed to replace a stop sign after it was stolen, causing her to suffer injuries from a collision.

Judge Stiehl remembered as the 'epitome' of a federal judge

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Feb 15, 2016

Former employees, colleagues and family remember retired federal judge William D. Stiehl, Sr., as an ethical judge who strived to make the community a better place through his fair sentencing practices and service to the country. Scholarly, reserved, ethical, honest, fair, sincere, distinguished, positive: These are just a handful of the words used to describe Judge Stiehl. Stiehl, 90, died on Feb. 8 following a brief illness. He was nominated to the bench by President Ronald Reagan in the U.S.

Woman's lawsuit alleges pattern of sexual harassment in City of East St. Louis

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 24, 2016

BENTON—An Illinois woman is suing over alleged sexual harassment by the former East St. Louis assistant police chief. 

East St. Louis ordered to file supplemental brief supporting tort immunity defense

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 25, 2015

St. Clair County Associate Judge Randall Kelley ordered The City of East St. Louis to file a supplemental brief to determine if the Tort Immunity Act applies to a former police officer’s lawsuit alleging the city is withholding compensation for accumulated sick days.

Judge Kelley denies City of East St. Louis’ motion to dismiss sexual assault suit

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jul 14, 2015

St. Clair County Associate Judge Randall Kelley denied the City of East St. Louis’ motion to dismiss a case accusing an East St. Louis security guard of sexually assaulting a former high school student numerous times.

East St. Louis seeks to dismiss retired police officer’s lawsuit over sick day compensation

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jul 14, 2015

The City of East St. Louis seeks to dismiss a former police officer’s lawsuit alleging the city is withholding compensation for accumulated sick days.

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