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Page likely wins two more years as county executive in four-way race

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page, right, and his wife, Jennifer, head to the polls Tuesday morning in Creve Coeur to vote for Page in the Democratic primary. Jennifer Page was dressed in scrubs to head to her job at Mercy Hospital South.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 7, 2020

St. Louis County voters most likely gave County Executive Sam Page two more years in office by handing him a commanding victory in the Democratic primary Tuesday in a four-way race with two well-known opponents. With 70,500 votes for 38 percent of the total vote, Page fended off well-funded challeng...

City bid for airport privatization leads to calls for regional governance

City bid for airport privatization leads to calls for regional governance

December 3, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com So far the process that could potentially lead to the privatization of the St. Louis airport is mostly a mystery, with the city of St. Louis’ closed-door discussions leading to calls by neighboring officials for greater regional control o...

Page appoints two new police board members after $20 million discrimination verdict

Pictured above: Police board member Laurie Westfall, left, speaks during an emergency board meeting Tuesday.  Photo by Erin Achenbach.

November 1, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County Executive Sam Page promised all week that he would appoint new members to the county Board of Police Commissioners Friday, and he followed through by announcing two new appointments, including a former Missouri Supreme ...

A look back at last version of a Board of Freeholders

A look back at last version of a Board of Freeholders

September 26, 2019

My Call By Bill Milligan, General Manager All the talk about reviving the Board of Freeholders in the wake of the Better Together fiasco this year has me remembering 1991, when I served on the last edition of the Board of Freeholders as one of the county representatives. My biggest memory of t...

Days and Dunaway score County Council majority for Democrats, women

Citizens vote at the Sunset Hills Community Center April 2, 2019. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

August 9, 2019

Two special elections held Tuesday in St. Louis County mean the future makeup of the County Council is majority Democratic and majority female. South County voters didn’t get a say in the special elections in the 1st and 2nd council districts in North County. Voters there had to fill two vacancie...

Page asks for more money; council holds for months

Sam Page is pictured above at a council meeting last summer before he became St. Louis County Executive.  Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

July 17, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Web Exclusive Update: The County Council voted to approve the supplemental appropriation Tuesday 5-0. Look for the expanded story in a future print edition of The Call and on our website. At the same time the St. Louis County Council is debating how ...

Erby leaves council for Page’s ninth floor; Trakas calls her ‘conscience of council’

Former 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby thanks her supporters and fellow council members during her last meeting on the St. Louis County Council May 15 in Clayton. The former councilwoman received a standing ovation from the audience and council, with some audience members going to the dais to give her flowers. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

May 21, 2019

Former 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby thanks her supporters and fellow council members during her last meeting on the St. Louis County Council May 15 in Clayton. The former councilwoman received a standing ovation from the audience and council, with some audience members going to the dais to giv...

Page: Stenger staff out, Dooley’s back in

Gabe Backhoff, 3, left, and Lincoln Stenger, 2, play with 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 former County Executive Steve Stenger, who was up for re-election Tuesday — after the Call went to press. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

May 8, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com New County Executive Sam Page started his first day in office last week by asking nearly all of former County Executive Steve Stenger’s employees to resign by the end of the day. He also pledged to appoint entirely new members to the b...

Page promises accountability, transparency, cleaning house

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.

May 7, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com On his first day in office, St. Louis County Executive Sam Page promised to clean up county government. And yes, he knows you’ve heard that promise before. Former County Executive Steve Stenger made nearly identical promises before and ...

Asked if he’s innocent, Stenger chooses not to answer

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger recites the Pledge of Allegiance prior to the swearing-in ceremonies for the St. Louis County Council on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Stenger won re-election to the county executive seat in November 2018.

April 2, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger emphasized last week that a federal subpoena is targeting the county, not him, but when given the opportunity, he also didn’t take the chance to say he was innocent of any wrongdoing. In some re...

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