As the County Turns

Northwest Plaza owners sue county over subpoenas forcing them to testify

Pictured above: Fifth District Councilwoman Lisa Clancy, center, listens to members of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership board testify Jan. 15, along with 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, left, and 7th District Councilman Mark Harder. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The owners of county offices at Northwest Plaza have

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As Stenger’s victim, county is owed restitution for his deals

Pictured above: Former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger exits the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in downtown St. Louis May3 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

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NW Plaza’s owners could get subpoena to testify to Council

Pictured above: With the two chairs reserved for Bob and David Glarner empty, County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas says the developers’ failure to appear at a council Ethics Committee hearing is a ‘flagrant, flagrant’ violation of the public trust. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  The County Council could force

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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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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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Dueling Port Authorities face off in lawsuit

Pictured above: County Counselor Peter Krane responds to a question from County Council members at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The lawsuit between St. Louis County’s dueling Port Authorities had its first airing in court last week. After 40 minutes of arguments, a motion to

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Another top Stenger staffer resigns in wake of federal investigation

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Another key member of County Executive Steve Stenger’s cabinet has resigned, becoming the second staffer to step down in the wake of a federal investigation into Stenger’s office. Lance LeComb, who served as a senior policy adviser for administration and strategic initiatives for Stenger, resigned abruptly Tuesday morning with

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