Mayor pardoned by Trump wins another term in Illinois town

Mayor pardoned by Trump wins another term in Illinois town

The Associated Press
Created: April 12, 2021 03:20 PM

METTAWA, Ill. (AP) — Voters in a small Illinois town have reelected a mayor who ran a write-in campaign after President Donald Trump pardoned him in a gambling investigation.

Casey Urlacher is the brother of former Chicago Bears star Brian Urlacher. He defeated Jess Ray in Tuesday night's election in Mettawa.

Urlacher was charged by federal authorities in a gambling investigation, accused of recruiting bettors in exchange for a cut of their losses. He had pleaded not guilty.

He was pardoned by Trump before the president left office in January.

He told the Lake County News-Sun after his reelection that "residents really rallied for me."

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