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St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and councilmen Steve Stenger and Mike O'Mara during a council meeting on Tuesday, December 6th, 2011. (KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

Budget Time Poses Plenty Of Questions For St. Louis County

Last year brought infighting, layoffs, and attempt to close parks.

07/11/2012

KMOX/Brett Blume

Durbin Turns Up Heat Over Curfew for East St. Louis Nightclubs

“As long as these clubs are open all night it’s an invitation for more crime”

04/11/2012

Yogi & Jackie's Bar and Grill in East St. Louis (KMOX/Brett Blume)

East St. Louis Bar Could Lose License Over Fatal Shooting

Occurred after bar’s scheduled closing time.

04/10/2012

Forest Park Trail

$64 Million Bond Issue Signed for St. Louis Parks

About half of the proceeds, $30 million, will be used exclusively on Forest Park.

12/20/2011

KMOX/Kevin Killeen

Dooley Admits to Missteps in Dealing with Budget

Dooley admitted he made what he called clumsy mistakes, saying the recession is “new territory” for the county.

12/12/2011

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and councilmen Steve Stenger and Mike O'Mara during a council meeting on Tuesday, December 6th, 2011. (KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

Parks Saved, Layoffs Remain in St. Louis County Budget Compromise

Instead of closing parks, County Executive Charlie Dooley said that 40 to 50 employees would lose their jobs.

12/07/2011

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Council Members Question County “Budget Crisis”

Stenger says budget problems aren’t as bad as County Executive claims.

11/22/2011

Playground at Faust Park (St. Louis Parks Department)

State Plan for St. Louis County Parks Hits Speedbump

Sen. Jim Lembke says Nixon proposal lacks funding.

11/18/2011

(KMOX/Maria Keena)

Hundreds Rally to Save St. Louis County Parks From Budget Cuts

The County Executive told the hundreds gathered inside and out of the Council Chambers it will be difficult to avoid the park closings, but he’s looking to develop partnerships.

11/16/2011

(KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

Police Arrest Occupy St. Louis Protesters

The demonstrators who were arrested stood passively on park ground — violating the city’s 10 p.m. curfew — as officers used plastic ties to handcuff them and lead them to eight paddywagons.

11/12/2011

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