The county executive says he gave Gunn approval to work at the hospital in rural Illinois during time off from her duties as health director.
Jennifer Winkler, 32, is charged with second-degree murder and child abuse. Jury selection will begin Monday.
The St. Louis County Council has a copy of the budget and will have its first opportunity to vote on it next Tuesday.
With 55 heroin deaths thus far this year in the county, Chief Tim Fitch wants officers equipped with a heroin antidote nasal spray they could use to revive overdose victims.
The five-person board has been operating with just two members, one shy of the three-vote quorum, after a series of resignations this summer in the wake of an FBI investigation.
County Executive Charlie Dooley said earlier this week that Spence’s background check came back clean and he was hoping his nominee would be approved in the coming days.
Dooley nominated businessman and former Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence to the board when former chairman Gregory Sansone stepped down in August.
Councilman Steve Stenger raised $223,000 in the last quarter, nearly twice as much as County Executive Charlie Dooley’s $118,000.
County Executive Charlie Dooley says the process is going slower than expected because of a new ordinance which requires background checks for nominees.
Since the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting, attendance has doubled at academies in the West County and Fenton precincts, a department spokesperson said.