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County Charter Commission kicks off with resignation and Better Together debate

The 2019 St. Louis County Charter Commission convenes for its first meeting Feb. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

February 25, 2019

The 2019 St. Louis County Charter Commission convenes for its first meeting Feb. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Charter Commission held its first meeting last week, but a member resigned days later after it emerg...

Stenger balks at legal bills from County Council’s outside lawyer

County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

February 20, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The outside attorney for the St. Louis County Council wants taxpayers to fund legal bills for its lawsuits, but County Executive Steve Stenger is refusing to pay. The council last month overrode Stenger’s veto of a bill mandating that taxpayers pa...

Stenger stops attending council meetings; says it’s become a ‘circus’

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

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

February 6, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Web Exclusive update: Stenger attended the County Council meeting Tuesday, Feb. 5, which happened after this article went to press.  The St. Louis County Council is asking “Where’s Steve?” after County Executive Steve Stenger stop...

Stenger would be city-county ‘metro mayor’ through 2025

Steve Stenger, standing alongside his wife and children, is sworn in as the St. Louis County Executive by Judge Henry E. Autrey on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Stenger won re-election for county executive for a second term in the November 2018 election. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

February 6, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewpapers.com Steve Stenger has been a lot of things in life: Affton native. Rock singer. Certified public accountant. Criminal defense attorney. Municipal prosecutor. Councilman. County executive. And if a plan for a St. Louis city-county merger goes t...

County cities backing Board of Freeholders over Better Together plan

The room of Municipal League mayors votes to set up a Board of Freeholders in St. Louis County at Chesterfield City Hall Jan. 24. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

January 30, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Municipal League of Metro St. Louis, which has as members nearly every city in St. Louis County, is spearheading an alternative to a nonprofit’s plan to use a statewide vote on a city-county merger to force St. Louis County, city and...

Schools rule Call’s list of top 10 stories of the year

Schools rule Call’s list of top 10 stories of the year

January 10, 2019

News Analysis  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com You know it was a huge year for news when Lindbergh got tuition-free full-day kindergarten, St. Anthony’s Medical Center changed its name, Affton got a new precinct while Tower Tee closed and Fitz’s and The Shack announ...

Bell’s Day 1 changes opposed by police

Wesley Bell, center, takes questions from reporters after being sworn in as St. Louis County Prosecutor on Tuesday, Jan. 1. Bell has already faced criticism for the decisions he made his first few days in office. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

January 9, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  As promised, new St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell started making changes to the way the county treats crimes on his first day in office, gaining his first criticism in the process. On his second day in office and first off...

County Council heads to court in lawsuit vs. Stenger

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

September 18, 2018

County Executive Steve Stenger at the Aug. 1 County Council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The County Council got its day in court last week against County Executive Stenger, the second time in several weeks that the sides wen...

County Council’s Charter amendment set for recount as it fails by 12 votes

County Counselor Peter Krane keeps an eye on election results at County Executive Steve Stenger’s Aug. 7 watch party. A Charter amendment on the ballot will determine whether Krane continues to serve as the only attorney for St. Louis County or not. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

August 28, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Just as election results were finalized last week that indicated that one of the County Council’s county Charter amendments in the election Aug. 7 failed by just 12 votes, the council held an emergency meeting to place three more Charter ...

Two of south county’s three County Council representatives will be new starting Jan. 1

Two of south county’s three County Council representatives will be new starting Jan. 1

August 23, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Two of the three seats on the County Council that represent south county will get new legislators next year. Political newcomer Lisa Clancy of Maplewood defeated two-term incumbent 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights, for el...

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