MetroLink riders react to ticket checks and security at Fairview Heights station

The MetroLink system normally operates with an open platform, but for about a month, security officers will check fares and monitor fare validation at three MetroLink stations during operating hours.
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The MetroLink system normally operates with an open platform, but for about a month, security officers will check fares and monitor fare validation at three MetroLink stations during operating hours.

Kelsey Landis is a watchdog and local government reporter for the Belleville News-Democrat. She focuses on informing you about how public figures are using your tax dollars, and that includes keeping an eye out for wasteful spending.