4 Alorton leaders accused of holding meetings in secret - KMOV.com

4 Alorton leaders accused of holding meetings in secret

ALORTON, Il. (KMOV) – A current mayor, a former mayor and two village trustees in Alorton, Illinois are accused of holding secret meetings to choose a new mayor.

The four city leaders face a total of 19 counts of violating the Open Meetings Act.  They are accused of meeting in a private home without letting residents know.

“I was shocked when I first heard about them, but if they are found guilty and no one has been found guilty yet, I believe they owe it to the citizens of the Village of Alorton to step down,” Leo Stewart, Jr., Alorton Trustee, said.

They chose a new mayor after Randy McCallum resigned and pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges.  He was taken down in the sting that also landed Police Chief Michael Baxton in federal prison.
 

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