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East St. Louis Considers Extending Nightclub Hours

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has written a letter to the mayor of East St. Louis saying it's "shocking and disappointing" that the crime-plagued southwestern Illinois city wants to consider allowing all-hours nightclubs.

Durbin and St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly sent the letter to Mayor Alvin Parks on Thursday. The community cut club hours last year, requiring them to close at 2 a.m. during the week and 3 a.m. on weekends. Durbin and Kelly say extending hours will increase the risk of violence and undermine federal law enforcement.

But the Belleville News Democrat reports some members of the city council now want to create an entertainment district for 24-hour and late-night clubs. They argue concentrating them in a single area would make it easier to control public safety.

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