Kathleen Burkett

St. Louis County
9:13 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

St. Louis County Council To Set Aug. 5 Election To Fill Burkett's Post

Kathleen Burkett
Credit Jason Rosenbaum/St. Louis Public Radio

The St. Louis County Council is on track to set August 5 as the special-election date for voters in the council’s 2nd District to choose a successor to Democrat Kathleen Kelly Burkett, who died earlier this month.

At the behest of County Executive Charlie Dooley,  Council Chairwoman Hazel Erby introduced an ordinance Tuesday to authorize the special election on August 5, which also is the date for Missouri’s primaries. 

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St. Louis County Council
1:17 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

St. Louis County Councilwoman Kathleen Burkett Dies

St. Louis County Councilwoman Kathleen Burkett speaks to reporters after a 2012 council meeting. Burkett died on Sunday after a nearly yearlong battle with cancer.
Credit Jason Rosenbaum/St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis County Councilwoman Kathleen Kelly Burkett has died at the age of 68. 

Burkett, D-Overland, was diagnosed with cancer last year while serving as chairwoman of the St. Louis County Council. She continued to serve as a councilwoman while undergoing chemotherapy, but she had been absent from meetings the past few weeks.

In a statement Sunday, St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley praised Burkett as someone who “took care of her constituents like they were her own family.”

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Maplewood License Office
3:39 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Schweich releases letter to Mo. Gov. Nixon on Maplewood fee office

Mo. Auditor Tom Schweich
Mo. State Auditor's office

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich (R) has released a letter he sent this week to Governor Jay Nixon (D) expressing concerns over his administration’s handling of a contract for a St. Louis County license fee office.

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Morning round-up
8:11 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Morning headlines - Friday, June 1, 2012

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Police to step up weekend presence on Washington Ave.

St. Louis police will be out in force on Washington Ave. this weekend in an effort to address the concerns of businesses and residents of the popular entertainment district.

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