Local Arrests

Local Arrests

Belleville woman beaten by three men who stole her car, son says

Joann Stephens of Belleville is recovering from being severely beaten by three men who took her car, purse and phone, according to her son, Marcus D’Addio, of Chesterfield, Mo. Stephens was assaulted Thursday night near downtown Belleville when she was walking to her home after she had parked her car following a trip to the store, her son said. Her car was found Sunday in Belleville.

Local Arrests

Man robs Family Dollar in Belleville

Belleville police are looking for a man who robbed the Family Dollar at 610 N. 89th St. on Sunday night. Earlier in the day, the Circle K located at 1800 Lebanon Ave. was robbed. Also over the weekend, the Hucks in Swansea on Illinois 159 at Frank Scott Parkway was robbed by a man with a handgun.

Union leader says to “vote early, vote often.”

Charles “Totsie” Bailey, the business manager for the Steamfitters Local 439, was speaking at a labor union meet and greet in Caseyville when he told attendees to "play East St. Louis rules…, vote early, vote often, whatever you can get away with."