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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.

Stenger’s time reduced from four years to two years, a month into his sentence

October 31, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A month into former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger’s federal prison sentence, his expected time behind bars has dropped from four...

Pictured above: St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman takes questions from residents during his third town-hall appearance about last year’s property assessments at the Affton Community Center.

Jake Zimmerman will challenge Sam Page for county executive in 2020

October 29, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Jake Zimmerman, who has served as St. Louis County’s assessor for eight years, is launching a campaign for St. Louis County executive, challenging...

County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas questions County Executive Sam Page's Board of Freeholders appointees. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

Eight of Page’s nine appointees to Board of Freeholders approved; city nods still in limbo

October 28, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The status of the Board of Freeholders that could approve a city-county merger is up in the air after St. Louis County approved its nominees,...

The 2019 St. Louis County Charter Commission convenes for its first meeting Feb. 21, 2019.

Switch to county manager fails at Charter Commission; South County cities supported it

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter October 7, 2019

St. Louis County will continue to have a strong county-executive form of government for the likely future after a Charter Commission proposal to switch to a county manager died in discussion. The county...

Six of the seven members of the County Council, right, laugh as Assistant U.S. Attorney Hal Goldsmith says that he's more used to staring down politicians in a courtroom than appearing alongside them at town halls. Goldsmith and the council appeared at the 'Ethics in St. Louis County Government' Town Hall Sept. 16 at Kal Ronah in University City. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

Prosecutor: No employees came forward to report Stenger

September 24, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com No one voluntarily went to the federal government to turn in former County Executive Steve Stenger, the federal prosecutor who sent him to...

Stenger was re-elected to four more years. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

Stenger surrenders to South Dakota prison

September 24, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Steve Stenger served four years as county executive, and starting this week, he starts serving nearly four years in federal prison. And since...

County Executive Sam Page signs ethics reform executive orders into law Sept. 18 in the county executive's office. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

As Stenger goes to prison, Page signs ethics executive orders that fire employees who don’t report corruption

September 21, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com As his disgraced predecessor heads to prison for public corruption this week, County Executive Sam Page held a public signing ceremony to sign...

County Executive Sam Page signs ethics reform executive orders into law Wednesday in the county executive's office. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

St. Louis County ‘cone of silence’ legislation would ban contractors from contacting officials during bidding

September 20, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County Executive Sam Page asked the County Council this week to pass legislation that would ban anyone seeking a county contract...

Assistant U.S. Attorney Hal Goldsmith, left, talks to St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Jacob Barker after the ethics town hall Monday at Kol Rinah in University City. Barker was mentioned in Goldsmith's indictment of former County Executive Steve Stenger, as Stenger tried to dodge Barker's questions about a phony contract that formed the crux of the case against Stenger. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

Hal Goldsmith speaks: The man who brought down Stenger talks ethics and how public can fight corruption

September 19, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Hal Goldsmith has 1 p.m. this Saturday marked on his calendar. That’s when former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger reports to prison...

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