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Stenger coveted ‘metro mayor’ position

St. Louis city Mayor Lyda Krewson, left, listens to former County Executive Steve Stenger say he supports

August 7, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com In a prison-time recommendation ahead of sentencing this week for former County Executive Steve Stenger on corruption charges, federal prosecutors outlined Stenger’s attitude toward St. Louis County and Better Together’s city-county merg...

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 glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com 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...

Special elections could change face of St. Louis County Council: More female, but which party?

Special elections could change face of St. Louis County Council: More female, but which party?

August 2, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Two special elections elsewhere in St. Louis County next week will determine whether the future makeup of the County Council is Democratic, Republican or majority female — although South County voters won’t get a say. The elections i...

Northwest Plaza owners sue county over subpoenas forcing them to testify

New 5th District Councilwoman Lisa Clancy, center, listens to members of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership board testify Jan. 15, 2019, along with 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, left, and 7th District Councilman Mark Harder. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

July 31, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The owners of county offices at Northwest Plaza have filed a lawsuit challenging subpoenas issued by the County Council demanding that they testify or risk going to jail. Northwest Plaza owners Robert and David Glarner, the brothers who redevelo...

Council subpoenas Northwest owners, who must testify Aug. 6

Black Jack Mayor Norm McCourt, who works in the county clerk's office, transports the four boxes filled with an estimated 7,000 pages of documents from the Glarner brothers about the county's Northwest Plaza lease to the county's vault for storage after an Ethics Committee hearing June 25. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

July 31, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  For what is likely the first time in St. Louis County history, the County Council has ordered private citizens to testify to the council or possibly go to jail. The council unanimously voted July 2 to issue subpoenas to Robert and David Glarner, t...

Stenger is disbarred ahead of sentencing

Former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger exits the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in downtown St. Louis May 3, 2019, after pleading guilty to three charges of theft of honest services/bribery and mail fraud. Stenger initially pleaded not guilty to the charges at an arraignment Monday, April 29 after an April 25 indictment was unsealed that morning, prompting Stenger to resign as county executive minutes later. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

July 30, 2019

Pictured above: Former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger exits the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in downtown St. Louis May 3 after pleading guilty to three charges of theft of honest services/bribery and mail fraud. Stenger initially pleaded not guilty to the charges at an arraignment Mon...

Stenger accomplice John Rallo pleads guilty in federal corruption case

Businessman John Rallo, left, walks out of court a convicted felon after pleading guilty Tuesday, along with his attorney John Rogers. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

July 18, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The businessman at the center of the pay-to-play federal corruption case that engulfed former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger pleaded guilty to bribery Tuesday and will likely serve time in prison. John Rallo, 53, formerly of St. L...

As Stenger’s victim, county is owed restitution for his deals

Former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger exits the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in downtown St. Louis May 3, 2019, after pleading guilty to three charges of theft of honest services/bribery and mail fraud. Stenger initially pleaded not guilty to the charges at an arraignment Monday, April 29 after an April 25 indictment was unsealed that morning, prompting Stenger to resign as county executive minutes later. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

July 16, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  When former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger is sentenced next month on federal corruption charges, the judge will receive letters from the victims of his pay-to-play scheme to trade county contracts for campaign donations. And wh...

Page will renegotiate St. Louis County’s Northwest Plaza lease

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.

June 11, 2019

Then-council chairman Sam Page listens to Police Chief John Belmar during a committee meeting last summer. Now County Executive, Page will renegotiate the lease for The Crossings, formerly Northwest Plaza mall. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The o...

Former St. Louis County Chief of Staff Bill Miller pleads guilty to felony corruption, faces prison time

Bill Miller, right, former chief of staff to former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, exits the Thomas F. Eagleton Court House in downtown St. Louis May 31. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

May 31, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com He called it “the art of staying in power,” but Bill Miller, who served as chief of staff to former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, could face prison time after pleading guilty Friday in Stenger’s sweeping pay-to-play corru...

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