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Page says donors won’t get cushy deals

Then-council chairman Sam Page listens to Police Chief John Belmar during a committee meeting in 2018. Now County Executive, Page will renegotiate the lease for The Crossings, formerly Northwest Plaza mall. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

May 8, 2019

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...

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 ...

Contentious emergency meeting ends with Page as county executive

After the emergency County Council meeting to select County Executive Sam Page, then the council chair, 1st District Councilwoman Hazel Erby, D-University City, talked to reporters about problems she saw in the selection process. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

May 3, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Even as new St. Louis County Executive Sam Page pledged to unify county government after the swift downfall of former County Executive Steve Stenger this week, the contentious emergency meeting and process leading to Page’s succession mig...

OnCall E-Newsletter: Steve Stenger to Plead Guilty to Federal Corruption Charges

OnCall E-Newsletter: Steve Stenger to Plead Guilty to Federal Corruption Charges

May 2, 2019

This was sent out as an e-newsletter breaking news bulletin to The Call's list of OnCall email newsletter subscribers. To join this exclusive group and get the perks of seeing the news first in your inbox, sign up here. And did we mention it's FREE?! In an unprecedented downfall in St. Louis Coun...

Stenger will plead guilty on federal corruption charges Friday

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

May 2, 2019

Former County Executive Steve Stenger will plead guilty on federal corruption charges Friday morning, federal prosecutors said. Prosecutors sent a notice that they will hold a guilty plea hearing at 10:30 a.m. in the case of “United States of America vs. Steven V. Stenger.” Prosecutors say Stenger orchestrated a...

Council votes to spend $240 million of county taxes to expand America’s Center downtown

Rendering of the renovated and expanded America's Center.

May 1, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Council last month approved funding the $175 million renovation of America’s Center convention center in downtown St. Louis for the next 40 years, to the tune of $240 million. The county and St. Louis city both currently pay $6 million a...

County Council selects Sam Page as county executive after Stenger resigns

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.

April 29, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com In a whirlwind turn of events Monday in St. Louis County, County Council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, is the county's new leader after County Executive Steve Stenger resigned when a federal grand jury indicted him on charges of pay-...

Stenger indicted on federal charges, resigns; council selects new county executive

Pictured above: County Executive Steve Stenger and his wife, Allison, at his Aug. 7 victory party. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

April 29, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger resigned Monday after a federal grand jury indicted him last week for bribery, mail fraud and theft of honest services.  County Council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, called an emergency meeting a...

St. Louis County subpoena so broad that prosecutors extend deadline

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.

April 11, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The federal subpoena served on St. Louis County government is so voluminous that county attorneys worked out a deal to respond to it in stages, since there were too many documents requested to provide them by the original Wednesday deadline. T...

Read the St. Louis County subpoena; wide-ranging request asks for four years of documents

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

April 3, 2019

County Executive Steve Stenger listens to public comments at the Aug. 1 County Council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Council voted Tuesday night to release a federal subpoena that was served on the county la...

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