East St. Louis swears in new mayor

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EAST ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A new mayor is in charge Monday night in East St. Louis. Mayor Emeka Jackson-Hicks took the oath of office along with four other new officials. Jackson-Hicks received 54 percent of the vote in April’s election.

Former mayor Alvin Parks didn’t get enough signatures on his petition to be on the ballot but received 36 percent of the votes with 2,200 write in votes.