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Better Together withdraws merger plan due to statewide vote, Stenger

Then-County Executive Steve Stenger presents a proclamation declaring

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 7, 2019

A city-county merger for St. Louis is off the table, for now anyway. Better Together’s campaign committee Unite STL announced Monday it is withdrawing its petition for a statewide vote on a merger in November 2020 and will go back to the drawing board to figure out a legal way to make a merger ha...

Stenger pleads guilty to federal corruption charges; plea deal calls for 3-4 years in prison

Former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger exits the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in downtown St. Louis May 3, 2019, after pleading guilty to three charges of theft of honest services/bribery and mail fraud. Stenger initially pleaded not guilty to the charges at an arraignment Monday, April 29 after an April 25 indictment was unsealed that morning, prompting Stenger to resign as county executive minutes later. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

May 3, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Former County Executive Steve Stenger pleaded guilty Friday to three federal corruption charges, agreeing to a plea deal with a recommended sentence of three to five years in prison. He will be sentenced Aug. 9 by U.S. District Judge Cathe...

Stenger will plead guilty on federal corruption charges Friday

County Executive Steve Stenger at the Aug. 1 County Council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

May 2, 2019

Former County Executive Steve Stenger will plead guilty on federal corruption charges Friday morning, federal prosecutors said. Prosecutors sent a notice that they will hold a guilty plea hearing at 10:30 a.m. in the case of “United States of America vs. Steven V. Stenger.” Prosecutors say Stenger orchestrated a...

County Council selects Sam Page as county executive after Stenger resigns

Former County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to then council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Page became county executive April 19, after Stenger resigned from the position and pled guilty to federal corruption charges. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

April 29, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com In a whirlwind turn of events Monday in St. Louis County, County Council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, is the county's new leader after County Executive Steve Stenger resigned when a federal grand jury indicted him on charges of pay-...

Stenger indicted on federal charges, resigns; council selects new county executive

Pictured above: County Executive Steve Stenger and his wife, Allison, at his Aug. 7 victory party. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

April 29, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger resigned Monday after a federal grand jury indicted him last week for bribery, mail fraud and theft of honest services.  County Council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, called an emergency meeting a...

Attorney sends letters to every county municipality asking for documents on merger

Roughly 20 members of south county Republican groups waved signs in a show of support for 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, at the intersection of South Lindbergh Boulevard and Tesson Ferry Road in 2017. Trakas himself made an appearance at the event with signs against a city-county merger. The councilman is pictured alongside supporter Paul Alvino of Oakville, right. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

April 22, 2019

Pictured above: Roughly 20 members of south county Republican groups waved signs in a show of support for 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, at the intersection of South Lindbergh Boulevard and Tesson Ferry Road in 2017. Trakas himself made an appearance at the event with signs against a c...

Jennifer Miller, Mike Tsichlis sworn in for second terms on Lindbergh board

Lindbergh board President Karen Schuster, left, swears in, from left, Jennifer Miller and Mike Tsichlis to their second terms on the Lindbergh school board.

April 14, 2019

Voters re-elected Jennifer Miller and Mike Tsichlis to the Lindbergh Board of Education last week, and Miller and Tsichlis were sworn in for second terms during the April 9 board meeting. Miller and Tsichlis were unopposed in their bids for second three-year terms. They were re-elected the same night t...

New Lindbergh High School could be built by 2023

Lindbergh National Honor Society students led members of the public on tours of Lindbergh
High School on March 13. The tour was to show the public the improvements needed for the high school, which will be funded by Prop R. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

April 9, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd  News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh Schools supporters are celebrating voter approval of a bond issue to build a new Lindbergh High School, but the district has years of work ahead of it to make the new school a reality. Proposition R, a $105 million, 83-cen...

Lindbergh voters overwhelmingly approve Prop R for new Lindbergh High School

Lindbergh students celebrating Prop R, as posted on the district's Facebook page.

April 6, 2019

Lindbergh voters overwhelmingly approved Prop R, a $105 million, 83-cent no-tax-rate-increase bond issue to build a new revitalized Lindbergh High School, secure its campus and improve safety at several of the district's schools by adding secure front entrances. More than 77 percent of voters cast...

Call Newspapers South County Election Guide 2019 ✅ 🇺🇸

Students at Oakville Elementary participate in 'Kids Voting' for the November 2018 election.

March 30, 2019

Subscribers to The Call's email newsletter received this election guide before anyone else in their inboxes Friday. To subscribe for free, click here.  Call Newspapers Election Guide 2019 ✅ 🇺🇸 It’s finally spring weather this week! But that also means that the April election is right around...

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