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Bridgeview "Strong-Arm" Lawsuit Moves Forward

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Nov 18, 2008 10:00PM

A lawsuit against the mayor and other city officials of Bridgeview is going forward. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve allows former World Golf Dome owner John LaFlamboy to move forward with his suit against the officials. LaFlamboy claims Bridgeview mayor Steve Landek and other village officials tried to coerce him into selling them his 50 percent interest in the World Golf Dome. The dome was a key part in luring the Chicago Fire to base itself in the suburb; the facility has conversion features that make it adaptable for other sports, like soccer. Politicians strong-arming ordinary citizens? This sort of thing never happens here in Chicago.