Located in St. Clair County, Belleville is the largest city in St. Metro East, thanks in no small part to the Scott Air Force Base. With a large military population, the city is quiet despite over 42,000 residents, but still has a cultural life of jazz and rock clubs, as well as the Belleville Philharmonic Orchestra. The city was one of the 10 2011 recipients of the All American City Award, given to recognize communities with outstanding achievements. With over 20 yearly events and international attractions, including the #1 art fair in the nation, Belleville has a lot to offer for tourists as well as locals who live there. The city was incorporated in 1819, and quickly attracted German immigrants looking for jobs in the nearby industrial factories, coal mines, and farms. The Belleville public library also claims the title of the state’s oldest, predating the Illinois State Library by 3 years.
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