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Page names former McCaskill deputy as St. Louis County director of administration

Page names former McCaskill deputy as St. Louis County director of administration

September 24, 2019

The new St. Louis County director of administration is a longtime deputy of former U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill. County Executive Sam Page announced Tuesday that he is appointing Tod A. Martin, former deputy chief of staff for McCaskill, to the position. The St. Louis County Council is expected to co...

County adds whistleblower rights and creates fraud hotline to fight future corruption

3rd District Councilman Tim Fitch takes questions from reporters after being sworn into office on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Fitch said that a primary focus of his during his time in office will  be public safety. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

September 5, 2019

By GLORIA LLOYD News Editor In an effort to prevent future corruption, St. Louis County will set up a whistleblower hotline that will anonymously take reports of wrongdoing from county employees, with protection granted so that they can’t be fired. It’s another step in the effort to safeguard the coun...

From county executive to felon in five days: Stenger pleads guilty

Former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, left, and Stenger's lawyer, Scott Rosenblum, right, exit the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse Friday, May 3, after Stenger pleaded guilty to three counts of theft of honest services/bribery and mail fraud. A sentencing hearing will be held Aug. 9. Stenger faces to three to four years in federal prison. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 7, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor In the span of five days last week, Steve Stenger went from St. Louis County executive to a felon who is likely headed to federal prison for public corruption. Stenger pleaded guilty last week in a plea deal with a recommended sentence...

School board member pushes for changes to state’s TIF law

The demolished Crestwood Plaza.

March 2, 2018

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor Lindbergh Board of Education Treasurer Mike Tsichlis is pushing hard for state legislation that would allow school districts and other taxing entities to opt out of tax-increment financing districts. At the last Board of Education meeting, Tsichl...

County director of administration retires

January 11, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter County Council members may not agree on everything, but they unanimously agree they will miss county Director of Administration Pamela Reitz, who retired last week after decades on the job. Reitz was one of the department heads that Co...

County Council weighs 2018 budget, rejects delaying police precincts

County Executive Steve Stenger announces higher police salaries June 22 along with St. Louis County Fraternal Order of Police President Joe Patterson, left, and police Chief Jon Belmar.

November 29, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter County Council members considered and rejected delaying two new police precincts promised under Proposition P so that they could give higher raises to employees. That is one of several juggling acts they are weighing for the $696 million county...

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