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Alorton Mayor Jo Ann Reed arrested on 2 Counts of Felony Official Misconduct –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On September 28, 2018


Update: Today’s (9-28-2018) mugshot added:

Mugshot obtained by KMOV.


Jo Ann Reed, the Mayor of Alorton, Illinois, and once-convicted felon, has been arrested again today on a Bench Warrant for charges of two Class 3 Felonies of Official Misconduct (One for Forbidden Act and one for Obtaining Personal Advantage) and a Class A Misdemeanor for possession of oscillating lights/police equipment.

These arrests come from an event occurring on September 15, 2018 when she was spotted allegedly “impersonating a Police Officer” by allegedly using her city vehicle, equipped with police lights, in order to “clear the path” for her personal travel. She is not a police officer. We wrote about it and included radio dispatch from the Illinois State Police (here).

She is still awaiting trial for previous arrests of Official Misconduct (retaliation by terminating whistle blower employee), Vote Buying, and Disregard of Election Code.

We will update this information as more becomes available.





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  • Rory Steidl
    Posted at 19:31h, 28 September

    Besides having engaged in conduct sufficient to establish Probable Cause that she committed at least three criminal offenses – she also has established herself a bonafide member of the “Not Too Bright Club.”

    • Mike Stidham
      Posted at 22:18h, 28 September

      She firmly believes herself to be a law unto herself. The state laws are for the little people…

  • Watching Townships
    Posted at 07:58h, 29 September

    Only in the east St Louis area. The sister cityt to chicago. The corruption is obviously over the edge if they continue to elect known criminals.

  • Brad graven
    Posted at 19:36h, 29 September

    Illinois laws do not allow for a person with a felony to serve in,city or village government. Why did the attorney General let this women take office a second time.

    • jmkraft
      Posted at 22:06h, 29 September

      She took advantage of the “first-time offender” feel-sorry-for-me program our legislature put in place a few years ago…therefore it is no longer “officially” on her record as a felony conviction or anything else. That is why I referred to her as a “once-convicted” felon. I think the program was designed for teenagers and early 20-somethings who do something stupid, but it is being used by scum like her to get back in office to pilfer the public again. She will never learn, the currently outstanding 3 felony and 2 misdemeanor charges will mean nothing and predict she will continue to rack up more charges.

      • Ronald Strode
        Posted at 06:44h, 30 September

        Thanks state attorney for letting us pay another democratic pardner of yours. Didn’t I see you and the sheriff taking pictures with this predatory political, you wont take her out of office, no wonder they boogie off of this is how we do it. To be the state attorney you never do a quo warranto on your political felons. Whats up with that? Lie with dogs rise with fleas.