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Page promises accountability, transparency, cleaning house

Pictured above: Former County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to then-council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1, 2018 council meeting. Page became county executive April 29, after Stenger resigned from the position and pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com On his

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Better Together withdraws merger plan due to statewide vote, Stenger

Pictured above: Then-County Executive Steve Stenger presents a proclamation declaring “Chancellor Mark Wrighton Day” in St. Louis County April 8 to honor Wrighton’s retirement as Washington University chancellor this summer, in a photo Stenger posted to his county executive Twitter account. A city-county merger for St. Louis is off the table, for now anyway. Better

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Contentious emergency meeting ends with Page as county executive

Pictured above: After the emergency County Council meeting to select County Executive Sam Page, then the council chair, new council chair and 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby, D-University City, talked to reporters about problems she saw in the selection process. Photos by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Even as new St. Louis

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Inside the courtroom at Stenger’s arraignment on federal charges

Pictured above: In this still taken from a video by Jason Rosenbaum of St. Louis Public Radio, former County Executive Steve Stenger, right, listens as his attorney Scott Rosenblum makes remarks to reporters after Stenger’s arraignment April 29, 2019, on federal corruption charges. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Editor’s note: Just before this article

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Stenger will plead guilty on federal corruption charges Friday

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

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Plan for convention center expansion dedicates funding for new North County projects

Pictured above: North County Recreation Complex By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  The contentious debate on extending The Dome football stadium bonds for 40 years to expand the America’s Center convention center in downtown St. Louis came with a side discussion on whether the county should designate part of the funding specifically for North County. The

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Lindbergh board approves teacher raises of 6 percent

Pictured above: Superintendent Tony Lake, right, talks to Lindbergh teachers at Central Office just after taking his new job as Lindbergh superintendent last July. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh Schools created a new teacher salary schedule this year that increases pay for teachers and won 97 percent approval

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