East St. Louis, IL (KSDK) - We now know how the FBI plans to keep the streets safe in East St. Louis.
The "Save Our Streets" initiative is a joint effort involving Illinois State Police, the East St. Louis Police Department, and the ATF. Together, the group hopes to crack down on crimes like robbery, assaults, and homicides, using help from the community to identify suspects.
East St. Louis citizens will notice an increased presence beginning on Sunday.
The task force will step up security during July, August, and September because law enforcement officials expect a spike in crime during the hot summer months.