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Don’t Miss This: Man pushes way into Swansea house, demands chicken wings

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▪ Swansea residents and a St. Clair County jailer had unwanted dinner dates this week.

According to police reports, Jessie Wilson, a 52-year-old man with no known address, barged into a house in the 1300 block of Kinsella Avenue and said he wouldn’t leave until he was fed chicken wings.

When officers arrived, the suspect refused to walk out of the home and grabbed the door frame as police tried to drag him out.

When Wilson was taken to jail, he is accused of biting a corrections officer. He was charged with criminal trespass and resisting arrest.

According to court records, the charges were the 121st and 122nd filed in St. Clair County against Wilson.

▪ One of the longest-serving police chiefs in the metro-east has retired.

Patrick Delaney, who has been the top cop at the Sauget Police Department for 31 years, has retired and to take a post of head of security at the Casino Queen in East St. Louis.

▪ A lawsuit filed by the city of Belleville designed to bring construction of a new St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon has been dismissed.

Belleville leaders have been fighting to try to keep the anchor business in their city from relocating. But Judge Heinz Rudolph ruled the effort to overturn a state ruling that allowed the hospital to move had no merit.