East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks defeated in re-election bid

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EAST ST. LOUIS (KPLR) - Voters in East St. Louis have a number of issues on the ballot Tuesday, including a mayoral race. Mayor Alvin Parks is running as a write-in candidate because the Illinois Supreme Court removed his name from the ballot for not gathering enough signatures.

Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin endorsed one of Parks's opponents Emeka Jackson-Hicks.

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