Mike Koziatek | Belleville News-Democrat
Mike Koziatek is an reporter who covers the Belleville area for the Belleville News-Democrat, a news partner of St. Louis Public Radio.
Gregory defeated incumbent Mayor Mark Eckert, who has been Belleville’s Mayor since 2004, and write-in candidate Jeffrey “J.D.” Dixon, according to complete but unofficial results.
Federal law enforcement officials reported to Belleville Police Chief Bill Clay that a “credible” threat was made against Mayor Mark Eckert. Officers have been assigned to guard Eckert at City Hall and to remain in his neighborhood during the evening.
Neighboring counties in the Metro East are taking opposite approaches to enforcing the governor's coronavirus related restrictions. Some are cracking down on violators, while others are relying on educating those who break the rules.