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Metro East Residents In Alorton, Centreville Will Vote On Proposal To Merge

Jan 30, 2020
Residents in Centreville and Alorton will vote on March 17 whether to merge the two small Metro East municipalities.
Derik Holtmann | Belleville News-Democrat

Citzens of two shrinking Metro East municipalities will be asked on the March 17 primary ballot if they should be merged.

The boards of both the city of Centreville and village of Alorton each approved a referendum that, if approved, would join the municipalities in an aldermanic style of government. The city, according to the referendum, would be called Alcentra.

Former Alorton mayor pleads guilty in federal case

Feb 24, 2012
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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.

Alorton police chief on leave after certification pulled

Oct 18, 2011

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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.