The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri has sued the city of Pine Lawn for using its police department as a tool of political intimidation. The federal lawsuit filed Tuesday centers around the 2013 race for mayor between Sylvester Caldwell, who was the incumbent, and challenger Nakisha Ford, who was backed by former mayor and councilman Adrian Wright.
St. Louis on the Air
It’s the not the first time. Developer Paul McKee is facing a $17 million lawsuit over defaulted loans connected to the Northside Regeneration project in St. Louis, and he owes more than $750,000 in property taxes to the city. But in previously reported but somewhat forgotten news, McKee and his company, Hazelwood Logistics Center, LLC, were ordered to pay a bank $32 million in a federal judgment back in 2011. So far, just a small fraction has been paid.
An eight member board of an Illinois health services regulatory agency voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve St. Elizabeth Hospital's plans to relocate from Belleville to O'Fallon. The Illinois Health and Facilties Review Board initially denied the hospital's request in January, but procedures allowed the hospital to submit additional data in an attempt to sway their decision.