A serious drinking-and-driving problem was being overlooked in Sauget, Ill., until KMOV broadcast this series of five reports. Sauget, border town to St. Louis, has a population of only 200, yet every weekend it plays host to over 6,000 in its six popular nightspots, where closing is at dawn, many hours later than in neighboring Missouri. KMOV's exposé of the statistically high rate of injurious and fatal auto accidents within two miles of the nightspots disclosed that four of the six bars were owned by the mayor’s nephews, one of whom was the police commissioner. The reports resulted in an overall tightening of police procedures and the creation of sobriety checkpoints. "Sauget: City of Shame" exemplifies well-documented local reporting in the part of a tenacious investigative team.