East St.Louis has no conection to the City of St. Louis. The East side has gotten better over the last few years and it not as bad as it was. Its Still a hell hole.sfguard-a question since you're close. My son was telling me that East St. Louis is a combat zone, the bridge was cut off, there is anarchy, the government doesn't have services there, white folk do not enter, nobody knows how many people live there, etc. Is this true?