Protesters attempting to block Interstate 70 were rebuffed yesterday by the combined forces of the St. Louis County Police Department, the Missouri Highway Patrol and a massive thunderstorm. Organized by St. Louis activists Eric Vickers and Anthony Shahid, the act of civil disobedience was meant t ... More >>
Long-time St. Louis activist Anthony Shahid will lead protesters across Interstate 70 today, shutting down the highway to protest the lack of a special prosecutor on the Michael Brown court case. Protesters plan to meet at 3 p.m. at Hanley Road and then block the highway. "It is going to cause peo ... More >>
QuikTrip was accused before of price cutting.You love their corndogs, taquitos and bathtub-sized fountain drinks. And the cheap gas isn't bad, either. But is QuikTrip's low-priced petrol illegally inexpensive? That's what a lawsuit filed last week in federal court contends. Members of t ... More >>
Image viaAttorney Eric VickersAttorney/activist Eric Vickers has made something of a cottage industry out of championing the little guy against City Hall (see his case against Paul McKee's Northside Regeneration project, or the one against St. Louis Public Schools). Now he's at it again: Last Thu ... More >>
Photo by Jennifer SilverbergCheryl M. Nelson -- NOT happy with St. Louis Public Schools AdministratorsOn August 27, 2010, city police officers walked into the office of Cheryl M. Nelson, an employee of Ford Elementary School in Hamilton Heights. They arrested her, informing her she was being char ... More >>
Photo by Jennifer SilverbergLate last week, the legal team trying to shoot down developer Paul McKee's huge plan for the north side filed their post-trial brief. At 47 pages, it's the most detailed argument to date from attorneys Eric Vickers, Bevis Schock and Jim Schottel, and reiterates their m ... More >>
Michele Boldrin, chair of Wash U's Economics Department, called McKee's forecasts "completely arbitrary"It was a heated and colorful first day in the trial that will determine whether the city properly greenlighted developer Paul McKee's 1,100-acre, $8.1 billion plan to revitalize nort ... More >>
The year in review: A quiz (For answers, see last page)
How a contractor on the hotel project screwed up but got paid extra
A minority firm takes a hit for no good reason
Week of April 25, 2001
For more than three decades, Eric Vickers has been lighting brushfires, crusading against the racism he sees around him. Now, the civil-rights lawyer and activist finds himself burned.
After 32 years, Bill Clay is retiring from his congressional seat. He wants to leave it to his son, but a crowded, eccentric field of candidates is contesting the will.
A candidate for St. Louis sheriff wants things shaped up on his watch; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles
Award-winning jazz station KZJZ gets religion, leaving the AM band bereft of jazz; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles
A local contractor gets called a fake as the dispute over minority set-aside contracts heats up. The city and some local contractors say he is; the state says he's not.
Radio Free St. Louis Goes to Jail; Ald Bauer, Get Your Ass Out of Town; The Crotchety Senator from Crystal City