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Biggest stories of 2016 ... Public pay, a millionaire’s bankruptcy, tragedy

Former East St. Louis Flyers star Darius Miles' belongings go to auction

Items belonging to former NBA star Darius Miles are auctioned off in Belleville. Miles filed for bankruptcy in June.
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Items belonging to former NBA star Darius Miles are auctioned off in Belleville. Miles filed for bankruptcy in June.

Here were the 10 most-read local stories at bnd.com during 2016:

1. Public pay database: What did government workers make last year?

2. He made millions in the NBA. Now Darius Miles is bankrupt. Sept. 16.

3. Man who raped Swansea girl found dead in his Menard prison cell July 26

4. Death of 28-year-old in Clinton County attributed to flu Jan. 15

5. Illinois to change how and when people receive new driver’s licenses, IDs May 12

6. Collinsville freshman dies after he falls in school stairwell Sept. 22

7. ‘Making a Murderer’: Former metro-east cop who worked viral case says Avery is innocent Jan. 7

8. Rape reported at Wild Country dance club in Collinsville Feb. 5

9. Police release identities of 3 victims in fatal Belleville crash; 1 driver had license revoked for DUI Dec. 10

10. Red Bud couple has their car repossessed. Here’s what happened next. Nov. 21

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