Metro-East News

Most-read at in May: A TV show comes here, public payrolls, lives cut short

The most-read stories at in May touched on a variety of topics, from a TV show headed here but also stories about 2016 salary information for metro-east public servants and politicians, and reports on tragic deaths for metro-east youngters.

The top five:

1. ‘American Pickers’ is headed to Illinois. They need you to tell them where to go.

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

3. Body found in East St. Louis park is that of missing teen

4. Trenton 20-year-old’s heroin death is subject of police investigation

5. 12-year-old who drowned at Fairview Heights hotel was in town for a graduation