Joann Reed leaves court in 2013 after an appearance on the felony charges from smuggling a cellphone and food to her niece in the Alorton village jail. Her conviction was later expunged, allowing her to again become Alorton mayor, but a new felony charge for vote fraud threatens her ability to keep the office.
Joann Reed leaves court in 2013 after an appearance on the felony charges from smuggling a cellphone and food to her niece in the Alorton village jail. Her conviction was later expunged, allowing her to again become Alorton mayor, but a new felony charge for vote fraud threatens her ability to keep the office. Zia Nizami znizami@bnd.com
Joann Reed leaves court in 2013 after an appearance on the felony charges from smuggling a cellphone and food to her niece in the Alorton village jail. Her conviction was later expunged, allowing her to again become Alorton mayor, but a new felony charge for vote fraud threatens her ability to keep the office. Zia Nizami znizami@bnd.com

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