East St. Louis, Ill., is `flat on its back,' but the mayor somehow stays hopeful

Williamson, Tammy
January 1998
Bond Buyer;01/21/98, Vol. 323 Issue 30314, p1
Trade Publication
Focuses on the optimism of Gordon Bush as mayor of East Saint Louis, Illinois despite the city's social and financial problems. Inability to secure an investment-grade bond rating; Dependence on waning gambling revenues from a riverboat; Decline in tax base; High crime rate; Biggest accomplishments of Bush as mayor of East Saint Louis.


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