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Sauget Mayor Sauget Resigns, Another Sauget Wants Job

By AP/KWMU

Sauget, Ill. – The mayor of Sauget, Ill. in the Metro-East has resigned. Paul Sauget stepped down amid questions concerning personal expenses charged to his village credit cards.

Village Attorney Daniel Hayes says an accounting firm was hired to look into personal purchases. The mayor's resignation comes just days after the village clerk, Betty Long Wilson, resigned amid an investigation into purchases made on her village credit card.

The 78-year-old Sauget had been mayor of the village named for his family for nearly 35 years. The board will likely pick an interim mayor at its October 14th meeting.

So far, at least one potential replacement has stepped forward. Village board member Rich Sauget, Jr. is Paul Sauget's great-nephew and says he's interested in the job.

The board must also replace village clerk. Betty Long Wilson.

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