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20 Years On, A Friendly Habit Becomes A Self-Appointed 'Job'

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KMOX) – “A friendly wave and a friendly smile don’t hurt nobody.”

That philosophy has driven 61-year-old Samuel Taylor Thomas Jr. every day since he first sat on his front porch 20 years ago, waving to passing cars as he recovered from a serious illness. 413 more words


Chablis on Ice with a Cherry #WineWednesday

I’m not a big fan of sweet wines. As a young woman I drank what had been recommended to me by a man I dated who worked for a wine distributor. 327 more words


Ameren Illinois Offer Energy Assistance to Low-Income Customers

EAST ST. LOUIS, Il (KMOX) – Ameren Illinois and the St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants Department are hosting a customer assistance event on Tuesday, March 28 at the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center. 63 more words


East St. Louis School Brings Coding to Curriculum

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – One East St. Louis elementary school is breaking tradition with their new computer coding classes for students of all ages.

The red brick Dunbar Elementary rises above the overgrown lot across the street and the bumpy road to stand as a beacon of hope for the 500 students inside. 176 more words


East St. Louis Man Convicted of Murder

BELLEVILLE, IL (KMOX) – An East St. Louis man faces up to 20 years in prison after his conviction Friday for murder. A St. Clair County jury found Melvin Smith guilty of second degree murder in the June, 2014 death of Charles Harper in East St. 23 more words


Holten Meat Workers Prepared to Strike

EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KMOX) – Union workers at the Holten meat-packing plant in East Saint Louis could hit the picket lines as early as Tuesday. 82 more words