St. Louis County News

Page: Stenger staff out, Dooley’s back in

Pictured above: Gabe Backhoff, 3, left, and Lincoln Stenger, 2, play with then-St. Louis County Parks Director Gary Bess’ dog, Stan, during the Aug. 3 JB Blast at Jefferson Barracks County Park, with Grantwood Village resident Bess and his wife, Vivienne, pictured in the background. Gabe is Bess’ grandson, and Lincoln is the son of

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Page says donors won’t get cushy deals

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A link between campaign donors and county contracts just brought down the administration of former County Executive Steve Stenger, and his successor promised that won’t happen to him. New County Executive Sam Page said he would look for ways in the next few weeks to legislate barriers to county

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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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PHOTOS: The Steve Stenger era in St. Louis County

Steve Stenger, left, celebrates his Democratic primary victory Tuesday, along with, from left, Stenger’s wife Allison, their daughter Madeline Jane and Stenger’s legislative assistant Linda Henry. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. Former County Executive Steve Stenger pleaded guilty Friday to three counts of federal corruption: theft of honest services, bribery and mail fraud. He resigned April

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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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