Suit claims East St. Louis passed up white police chief over race
East St. Louis: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.
For those of you who are not aware of East St. Louis, it is the portion of the city that lies in Illinois, on the opposite bank of the Mississippi from St. Louis proper, which is in Missouri.
East St Louis is the worst slum in the US, bar none.
Why is it like this? I really don't know. A place is just a place. It is the people who live in that place who define its character.