For once, the ham-handed, low-rated Rams are making us happy

The Los Angeles Rams have provided NFL fans in St. Louis, Missouri with a stream of unbelievable and oh-so-satisfying news. As they absorbed a beating by the New England Patriots in Foxboro, Massachusetts, the Rams extended the contracts of head coach Jeff Fisher and vice president of football operations Kevin Demoff.

Oliver the Snow-job Man says let’s run, have some fun, before I’m put away

East St. Louis Township Supervisor Oliver W. Hamilton was handed a sweat deal by federal prosecutors for his theft of township funds. His $230,000 in unauthorized township credit card spending will be punished by a year and a day in custody, making each day worth $628. Here’s hoping the federal judge gives closer to the 20 years he said he could, as a deterrent to the next predatory public figure.

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East St. Louis officials face criminal complaints

St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly discusses the East St. Louis, Illinois, officials who face face criminal complaints.
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East St. Louis officials face criminal complaints 3:15

East St. Louis officials face criminal complaints

New St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert sworn in 0:41

New St. Clair County Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert sworn in

Stuff the bus toy drive 1:04

Stuff the bus toy drive

Kurt Prenzler sworn in as county board chairman 1:30

Kurt Prenzler sworn in as county board chairman