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Offices of Madison Co. officials searched by law enforcement 2nd time

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MADISON COUNTY, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

Detectives with the Madison County Public Corruption Task Force raided offices of the county administration building for a second time.

Tuesday evening investigators took documents from the Freedom of Information office. The Belleville New Democrat reported that detectives removed 2 computers and a folder with FOIA requests.

Even after a second raid as part of an investigation into possible public corruption, there was very little talk about the investigation at the government office building.

County auditor Rick Faccin said, "I don't hear much about it at all. I think the people are just waiting to see what the investigation yields."

On January 10th, offices of Madison County officials were searched as part of an ongoing investigation by the Public Corruption Task Force, authorities said.

Witnesses told News 4 a computer was seized from the office of the Madison County Chairman by authorities.

Late in 2017, the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office said it received evidence of possible illegal activity by county officials. State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons then called for the formation of a special investigative task force to look into the allegations.

Prosecutors said the investigation is ongoing.

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