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Don’t Miss This: Seven Collinsville department heads used, paid back city credit cards

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▪ Seven Collinsville workers department heads accused of improperly using city-issued credit cards paid back the money they spent.

Embattled former City Clerk and current City Council member Cheryl Brombolich has been pressured to resign because of her use of a city-issued card for personal expenses. She argues it was accepted practice for city leaders to use the cards for personal reasons.

▪ Rescue workers continue to look for an East St. Louis man who has been missing since a Feb. 25 altercation at a Fairmont City grocery store.

Allen M. Peters, 27, is accused of creating a disturbance at Foodland at 8401 Collinsville Rd. which prompted the manager to call police.

Peters saw police near his car when he exited the store. So he fled on foot into a wooded area. He hasn’t been seen since.

▪ Swansea police are handling a home invasion case.

According to police reports, a suspect armed with a gun forced his way into a residence in the 1300 block of North 2nd Street early Sunday morning.