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.