East St. Louis FD Hits The Jackpot

Pete Stehman shows how riverboat gaming helped turn a fire department's finances around.


Being appointed chief of the East St. Louis, IL, Fire Department was both good news and bad news for Verge Riley. On the good side, the veteran captain finally was given the chance to lead the department after working his way up from firefighter. He also served as president of the...


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Pete Stehman is a firefighter with the Collinsville, IL, Fire Department.