CAHOKIA, IL (KPLR) – At Tuesday’s Cahokia Village board meeting got underway security was tight. The room was packed with citizens who questioned the mayor about nepotism with recent hires, salaries and new rules on submitting questions before meetings. Locals also talked about allegations of voter fraud and Mayor Calvin McCall responded.
'In any new administration you will have change just like the president has his cabinet I have my administration. Change is something that a lot of people have to deal with. Everything that has happened so far is exactly what I expected.' said McCall
'When you are on your own making behind doors people want to know what`s going on. Then next thing I know people are getting raises. We owe a lot of people Cahokia is in debt.' said Resident Donna Ayres
Residents tell FOX 2 that a number of questions were submitted before the 12 pm Tuesday deadline. At this point seven former union employees have also filed a suit against the village for wrongful termination. The mayor also says the food pantry is still shut down until a new location and guidelines are set.
The investigation into the recent election is still underway.