Alorton

Alorton
1:31 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Former Alorton mayor pleads guilty in federal case

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The former mayor of Alorton has pleaded guilty to stealing $1,000 from the southwestern Illinois village and attempting to deal crack cocaine.

Randy McCallum pleaded guilty Friday and agreed to cooperate with federal investigators. The 46-year-old went free on bond. He resigned as mayor on Feb. 13. Federal prosecutors say McCallum's sentence will depend on how much cooperation he provides to law enforcement.

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Alorton
11:30 am
Tue October 18, 2011

Alorton police chief on leave after certification pulled

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The police chief of a southwestern Illinois village is on unpaid leave while challenging a state board's decision to bar him from being a law enforcer because of previous criminal cases against him.

KMOV-TV reports that the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board has decertified Alorton Police Chief Michael Baxton. He also had served as police chief in East St. Louis.

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