These first few images are not mine. I will note the ones that are. If any of you are curious of what East St. Louis might look like if it were not depressed, I suggest a trip to Belleville IL. Many of Belleville's neighborhoods look much like East St. Louis', and many of it's current residents once lived in East St. Louis as well. There are also many neighborhoods in East St. Louis that are in excellent condition, and many neighborhoods without crime. The crime in East St. Louis has dropped sharply just with-in the last year, and the East St. Louis police have an excellent new chief.