Silent video: Don't try to adjust your volume. This is a graphics-only video. East St. Louis Township Supervisor Oliver W. Hamilton spent $230,000 over a four-year period ending in June. An initial investigation of 18 months of his purchases through a township American Express card tallied $84,970. That spending is detailed in this video. No evidence was provided that he repaid any of the purchases during that 18 months, which included tires for his construction company's tractor.
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See how Marine helped start Illinois’s bicentennial celebration
Darneshia Williams, a 36-year-old mother of five, talks about losing everything in a house fire in Fariview Heights. Since Friday, she and the youngest four children have been staying in a room at the America's Best Value Inn, provided by the Red Cross.
Hipster parents of Baby Jesus would certainly take a selfie and get gifts from Amazon as the Three Wise Men rode up on Segways. That is one of the nativities from around the world available through Tuesday at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Belleville, IL.
On Monday, Marine and many other communities throughout Illinois, sparked the start of a 365-day celebration leading up to the state’s 200th birthday by hosting an Illinois Bicentennial flag-raising ceremony.