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IL attorney general's office investigating alleged Mt. Vernon City Council violation

MOUNT VERNON, IL (KFVS) -

The Attorney General's Office for the State of Illinois looking further into a claim that the Mount Vernon City Council allegedly violated the Open Meetings Act.

The Public Access Bureau received a request for review alleging the city council created an advisory committee of the city council, that consisted of two city council members, to consider the possible sale of the city's water and sewer systems.

The request for review claimed the committee is a "public body" subject to the OMA, and that it violated the OMA by holding meetings that were not properly noticed or recorded.

The attorney general's office sent a letter to Mt. Vernon Mayor Mary Chesley concerning the request for review and asking for a written response to the allegations that includes a detailed explanation of the committee's meetings between Jan. 21 and March 22.

The letter also asks for a description of how the committee was appointed, its function and membership.

Mayor Chesley said she has already responded to the letter.

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