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Forgotten Lessons: A century ago, a tragic series of events in East St. Louis set the stage for a national movement—yet today, few people remember the horror.

It was around noon on a bright Monday in early July 1917, and Lena Cook was on her way home to St. Louis. Cook had just spent the morning fishing with her husband, son, and daughter at a lake  near Alton, Illinois. 534 more words


St. Louis Pitches Amazon on Another Legendary River

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The Gateway to the West plans to bridge the mighty Mississippi in its bid for Amazon’s second headquarters.

In the process, it may also bridge some long-time regional divides. 751 more words


Records: Phone Left Behind After Illinois Casino Robbery

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) – A cellphone found after an armed robbery at a southwestern Illinois casino that left a guard injured could boost authorities’ investigation. 129 more words


East St. Louis Man Charged with Murder

EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KMOX) – An East St. Louis man is charged with murder in a shooting earlier this month.

44-year-old John D. Davis is charged with one count of first degree murder and one count of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon in the September 19th shooting of Edwin Cook  in the 600 block of North 15th Street in East St. 6 more words


East St. Louis Fights for Amazon Headquarters

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – East St. Louis catches Amazon fever, hoping to figure prominently in the regional pitch to woo retail giant here.

East St. Louis Mayor Emeka Jackson-Hicks says downtown East St. 207 more words


New Album: Tommy Swisher x Runaway To The Moon

So I was checking my submissions today and came across this artist Tommy Swisher who hails from East St. Louis but resides in Atlanta.  He just released his new album entitled ‘Runaway To The Moon’ which is 11 tracks of soulful hip hop.   276 more words

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Ben Carson Warns of 'House Divided' After Stockley Verdict

EAST ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The protests and vandalism in St. Louis following the Jason Stockley verdict was among the topics discussed by visiting U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. 233 more words