Midnight Basketball To Decrease Crime In East St. Louis

(East St. Louis, IL) — A sports league starts next week with the goal of lowering crime in the streets of the East St. Louis community. The Midnight Basketball League will get underway on Friday nights between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. Those same hours are when street violence in the area reaches its peak. The games will be played at the Sunshine Cultural Arts Center in East St. Louis.