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November 21, 1988 | ERIC HARRISON, Times Staff Writer
The mayor calls this Mississippi River town "the safest city in America." But the mayor carries a gun. He is accompanied, always, by at least one armed bodyguard. And, to see the mayor, one first has to get past two security checkpoints in City Hall--one at the front entrance, the other outside his office door. For Mayor Carl Officer, the city is eminently safe. For the 57,000 or so other residents of East St.
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December 5, 1988
East St. Louis, Ill., already unable to pay its employees on time or afford cleaning supplies for City Hall, now is threatened with the loss of its share of state sales and income tax revenue. The city was notified that it is $3.1 million in debt to a public employees pension program, the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, and Jack Edman, director of legal affairs for the fund, said it is entitled to recover the back payments by having money deducted from tax revenue due the city.
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NEWS
December 5, 1988
East St. Louis, Ill., already unable to pay its employees on time or afford cleaning supplies for City Hall, now is threatened with the loss of its share of state sales and income tax revenue. The city was notified that it is $3.1 million in debt to a public employees pension program, the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, and Jack Edman, director of legal affairs for the fund, said it is entitled to recover the back payments by having money deducted from tax revenue due the city.
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November 21, 1988 | ERIC HARRISON, Times Staff Writer
The mayor calls this Mississippi River town "the safest city in America." But the mayor carries a gun. He is accompanied, always, by at least one armed bodyguard. And, to see the mayor, one first has to get past two security checkpoints in City Hall--one at the front entrance, the other outside his office door. For Mayor Carl Officer, the city is eminently safe. For the 57,000 or so other residents of East St.
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