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In race for county executive, Mantovani, Page, Zimmerman outline stances on the issues

From left: Mark Mantovani, Sam Page and Jake Zimmerman.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 17, 2020

Four candidates are running for St. Louis County executive in the Democratic primary Tuesday, Aug. 4, including current County Executive Sam Page. The winner of the primary will face off in November against whoever secures the Republican nod to run for county executive, either Paul Berry III or Ed Go...

Businessman in Stenger case sentenced to 17 months in prison

John Rallo exits the Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Courthouse Thursday, March 5 after being sentenced to 17 months in prison for his role in a federal corruption case involving former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 5, 2020

The businessman who urged former County Executive Steve Stenger to give him lucrative county contracts in exchange for campaign donations was sentenced to 17 months in prison Thursday — lower than federal guidelines. John Rallo, 54, now of Utah and formerly of St. Louis County, is the final person ...

Flooded homes could get FEMA buyouts

River City Boulevard, at the intersection of Lemay Ferry Road, is inaccessible due to rising floodwater from the River des Peres Thursday, May 30. The Mississippi River, which backs up into the River des Peres, is expected to crest Saturday. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

November 22, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter South County residents affected by flooding could receive buyouts after St. Louis County filed for flood relief with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. St. Louis County filed in September seeking potential buyouts for 17 homes in the Lema...

Our Call: South County needs more than one single Freeholder

Our Call: South County needs more than one single Freeholder

October 9, 2019

An Editorial from Call Newspapers We were as hopeful as anyone about the Board of Freeholders, the once-in-a-generation city-county board that is convening to decide whether to change the way the region operates. But we have to officially oppose the appointments because South County is already being ig...

Ethics town hall to examine St. Louis County government

Steve Stenger, right, and his lawyer Scott Rosenblum leave the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse in downtown St. Louis following Stenger's sentencing Friday, Aug. 9. Stenger was sentenced to 46 months in prison and will report Sept. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

September 12, 2019

In light of recent ethical failures and broad cross-partisan momentum, a coalition of organizations is holding a town hall next week to urge St. Louis County public officials to take power away from special interests and big donors in government and give more power to voters. At the Ethics in STL...

Prosecutors say Stenger does not deserve break in prison sentence

Then-County Executive Steve Stenger presents a proclamation declaring

August 5, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor Federal prosecutors argued in court documents filed last week that former County Executive Steve Stenger should not receive a lower prison sentence than the recommended three to four years because he was a bully who treated St. Louis Count...

Property appeals deadline extended, with a catch

Resident Penny Kelley questions St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman on how she is supposed to afford an increase in taxes as a result of increased property values after this year's reassessment during a town hall at The Pavilion at Lemay Thursday, June 20, 2019. Kelley said that she lives on a fixed income. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

July 19, 2019

The St. Louis County Board of Equalization voted Thursday to extend the deadline for filing property assessment appeals until July 29, but only if residents tried and failed to file an appeal July 8. The initial deadline for online appeals was 11:59 p.m. July 8, but the county’s form closed at 5 p.m...

St. Louis County celebrates Pride Month like never before

Rainbow flags lined the walkway between the county Government Center in Clayton and the courthouse in June. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

July 11, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor St. Louis County emphasized gay pride much more than it ever has before for Pride Month in June, lining the Government Center with rainbow flags and temporarily turning the county logo into a rainbow. Discussion around LGBT Pride events was al...

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 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...

Charter Commission set to start meeting weekly

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

April 2, 2019

The 2019 St. Louis County Charter Commission convenes for its first meeting Feb. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter Three months into its yearlong deadline, the St. Louis County Charter Commission hasn’t made any decisions yet, but made...

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