EAST ST. LOUIS – The You Paid For It Team is continuing to take a hard look at the big paychecks for East St. Louis elected officials who preside over an economically troubled city.
44-percent of the population there lives in poverty.
But elected officials are raking in the cash for the part-time jobs.
Sunday, I dug into the pay for city council members. You pay them $21,000 in salary and expenses. That's more than double the pay aldermen in some surrounding cities get that are much better off than East St. Louis.
I caught up with Councilman Robert Eastern to question him about this deal. He told me it was time to take a look at the pay.
On Monday I went after the city's Mayor, Emeka Jackson-Hicks over her $50,000 pay for the part-time job.
You already pay the City Manager $100,000 to run the day to day operation of the city. Still, even with that Mayor Jackson-Hicks doesn't think she's paid too much.