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Prosecutor seeks ouster of Alorton's mayor

ALORTON (AP) – A prosecutor in southwestern Illinois wants the mayor of the village of Alorton removed from office because he contends she was appointed during an illegal meeting.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports that St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly has filed for an injunction against Alorton Mayor Tremylla Johnson.

Johnson was a village trustee when she was named mayor during a February meeting at her house with only a few of Alorton's trustees aware of it.

Johnson isn't saying whether she plans to step down or challenge Kelly's efforts. She referred questions to her attorney, who didn't return a call seeking comment Friday.

Johnson was charged last month with five violations of the Illinois Open Meetings Act.

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