ALORTON, Ill. (AP) -- A prosecutor in southwestern Illinois has wanted the mayor of the village of Alorton removed from office because he contends she was appointed during an illegal meeting.
The Belleville News-Democrat reports the move appeared designed to resolve St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly's claim that Johnson was holding the office without authority due to violations of the state's Open Meetings Act.
The board voted 4-2 to reseat Johnson as mayor.
Johnson was a village trustee when she was named mayor during a February meeting at her house with only a few of Alorton's trustees aware of it. Kelly has sought an injunction seeking Johnson's ouster as mayor.