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April 15, 2024

Convicted of Felony, Indicted by Grand Jury for Felony Vote Buying, Elected Mayor of Alorton, IL.

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On April 22, 2017

Alorton, IL. (ECWd) –

Jo Ann Reed, the vile creature who was caught on camera screaming obscenities, the likes you might hear from a drunken street hooker, at a citizen in the parking lot of Commonfields of Cahokia Water District; charged and convicted in 2014 of a felony for bringing contraband into a penal institution and removed as Alorton Mayor as a result; indicted in December 2016 by a Federal Grand Jury of buying votes and disregard of election code; ran for Mayor of Alorton, IL. and “won” the election this month.

How can this happen? Simple, after her conviction and sentence were completed for the felony conviction, instead of trying to expunge her record, her attorney motioned to dismiss the case. A St. Clair County Judge granted the motion which resulted in a de facto expungement, only better. It is now as if the felony conviction never happened at all. At least that is how I read the court docket available online.

There is something terribly wrong when this can happen in Illinois.
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  • Windex
    Posted at 11:51h, 22 April

    Birds of a feather elect one another…

  • DoFe
    Posted at 16:33h, 23 April

    “…A St. Clair County Judge…”


  • Madison Black
    Posted at 08:51h, 02 May

    So the authorities are able to bring an
    indictment in this situation; but not in the case of Illinois’ Auditor General.

  • openNAUVOO
    Posted at 17:30h, 13 May

    In Williams v. Cook Cnty. Officers Electoral Bd., et al., 2015 IL App (1st) 150568, The candidate failed to show the that an expungement had the same effect as a pardon for the offense, which would have restored the candidate’s eligibility under Section 29-15 of the Election Code.

    An expungment is not a pardon, which the code accepts.