Melinda Harris, who made an emotional appeal in November for help to save her home from demolition, has decided to give up a court fight and tear down her Wabash Avenue home condemned by the city of Belleville.
While Memorial Hospital in Belleville has expanded with a new hospital in Shiloh, become part of the St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare system and has plans for a new Siteman Cancer Center in Shiloh, the hospital’s leaders have invested more than $71 million in the original hospital campus over the past six years.
When Belleville city officials decided to annex sites for the proposed Hofbräuhaus restaurant and hotel complex and Parkway West homes and office buildings, they agreed to spend nearly $3 million to extend sewer lines to the two developments that were once valued at $153 million by developers.
A proposed assisted living and memory care center at the corner of Frank Scott Parkway and 11th Street received a boost Monday when Belleville aldermen voted 9-4 to approve a zoning variance for the project.
To meet the rising costs of the police officer and firefighter pension funds supported by property taxes, Belleville residents can expect to pay more in city property taxes next year. The city is seeking a 12 percent increase in its tax levy, which is the amount of property taxes it hopes to collect for the coming fiscal year.
The MOD Pizza chain may join the growing number of restaurants in the Belleville Crossing Shopping Center, where a developer is seeking tax incentives worth $131,000 for a new building that could include the pizza place.
The St. Clair County Historical Society will host a Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration Ceremony at 11:55 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at Messinger Cemetery, 3450 Old Collinsville Road, Belleville. The event is free of charge and open to the public.
Planning on the proposed 24-hour Walmart Supercenter for the west side of Belleville is now on hold along with dozens of other new Walmart proposals being reviewed across the country, Mayor Mark Eckert told the City Council on Monday night.
The Hofbräuhaus on Friday announced that the German restaurant and brewery under construction off Illinois 15 in Belleville will open in late January and that the developers still plan to build a hotel next to the restaurant on the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River and St. Louis skyline.
Scrambling for a quarter to feed a Belleville parking meter? There may not be a reason to hurry. For several years, there has been a different method of enforcement of the meters, a situation some residents describe as an “open secret.”
After Belleville's parking meter department was shut down in 2010 in an effort to save money, the city police department assigned part-time community service officers to collect coins and respond to citizen complaints about parking violations. The officers usually give warnings to violators instead of parking tickets.