Just posted today: East St. Louis, Illinois: "Hog Capital of the Nation" by Thomas Petraitis.
In other National City Stockyards news, workers are somewhat crudely removing and palletizing the last remaining paving blocks in the vicinity of the Armour Packing plant. Another crew is once again working on demolishing the Hunter Packing Co. plant. That demolition had started once before, in 2003, and had stropped for over a year. Now it's proceeding, but at a speed unknown to us.