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Vandals deface Romanik billboard

Vandals defaced Belleville shock jock Bob Romanik’s billboard, which depicted St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern’s head edited onto the body of a woman in a bikini.
Vandals defaced Belleville shock jock Bob Romanik’s billboard, which depicted St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern’s head edited onto the body of a woman in a bikini. Provided by Christine Lippert-Scronce

Vandals on Wednesday defaced Belleville shock jock Bob Romanik’s billboard, which had depicted St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern’s head edited onto the body of a woman in a bikini.

The billboard is located in Belleville just off of South Illinois Street near the railroad tracks. Romanik, known as “The Grim Reaper of Radio,” has been awash in controversy when it comes to St. Clair County politics.

The vandals covered the billboard with light purple paint. On top of that, they painted a gold heart and wrote the word “peace.”

Master Sgt. Todd Keilbach confirmed Thursday that a report about the vandalism was filed with Belleville police.

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