Four former employees of the St. Louis city treasurer's office are suing Tishaura Jones, who stepped up to the position in January, alleging that she terminated them for political reasons -- mainly that they had not supported her when she was running for office. "They were fired because of their p ... More >>
Demolition of the historic Cupples 7 building in downtown St. Louis may begin as early as next week, but some advocates in the city are still pushing for an alternative rehabilitation option for the decaying property. Preservationists hoping to see the site saved from the wrecking ball tell Daily R ... More >>
Unless a developer steps up, the historic Cupples 7 building in downtown St. Louis will soon be demolished. And even if developers do emerge, they would need to have a solid plan to stabilize the site immediately -- or else it will have to come down. So says the city, which doesn't own the site, b ... More >>
Outsourcing a city's duties to private companies is great! Until they create "ghost employees" and screw you out of a quarter million. Today two private contractors in charge of operating the city's parking meters from 2009 through 2011 were sentenced for wire fraud. Both had pleaded guilty last aut ... More >>
St. Louis feels like a small town sometimes, ripe with recurring names and intertwined narratives.The city's political dynamics tend to showcase this phenomenon very effectively. Latest exhibit: this year's race for city treasurer. For context, let's go to a 1999 Riverfront Times feature story a ... More >>
It seems as if 13th Ward Alderman Fred Wessels is trying to pick-off his opponents in the race for City Treasurer like it's a dodge ball game. First he called for candidate Brian Wahby to step down from his current position of Democratic Central Committe chairman after a conveniently-timed polic ... More >>
Updated 9:55 p.m. February 8 to show cash-on-hand for Fred Wessels. For the record, his campaign finance report was filed on-time. Twenty-second Ward Alderman Jeffrey Boyd announced yesterday that he is running for St. Louis treasurer, making an already crowded race even deeper. Boyd, who has ... More >>
Larry Williams hasn't updated his City Hall mugshot since the early '80s.St. Louis' longtime treasurer, Larry Williams, is on the hot seat after one of his employees was indicted on charges last week that he bilked the city for $175,000 worth of work that federal prosecutors say he never performe ... More >>
News quiz time! Who's the man in the photograph? A. Don Vito Corleone.B. Paul Leisure.C. Donnie Brasco.D. Larry Williams, St. Louis City treasurer.Why it's none other than St. Louis' longtime treasurer, Larry Williams! Last month city voters elected Williams to his seventh term as city treasurer -- ... More >>
Banished from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch a decade ago, Joseph Pulitzer IV lives in self-imposed exile in Wyoming. What went wrong?
Treasurer, City of St. Louis
Could the mayor's uncanny habit of making enemies wreck the charter-reform effort?
Callow's handiwork in Maplewood may spell money trouble for the city
Slay shows up for work, but what gets done?
After 32 years, Bill Clay is retiring from his congressional seat. He wants to leave it to his son, but a crowded, eccentric field of candidates is contesting the will.
Published the week of May 10, 2000
Published the week of May 3, 2000
Things are looking up for the Arcade Building, but what will happen to the Marquette Building is anyone's guess; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles
The St. Louis Board of Aldermen have passed a bill funding the new convention-center hotel, but many of the lawmakers aren't very happy with their handiwork; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles
Taking some time to let 1999's dinners digest
City Treasurer Larry Williams used to be known for bounced checks, bad audits and bogus talk. Now he's emerging as the savior of downtown. Who'da thunk it?
A coalition of St. Louis mayors looking to change the city's charter finds the going rough