DuPage election judge fired after arrest
A DuPage County election judge has been accused of stealing political signs from a property.
Beverly Johnston, of the 100 block of East Washington Street in Villa Park, has been charged with misdemeanor theft and misdemeanor criminal damage to property, Villa Park police said. She was released pending a future court date.
NBC 5 reported Johnston had been fired as an election judge, citing Adam Johnson, the chief deputy clerk for DuPage County.
On Wednesday, Villa Park police responded to a business along North Avenue to view security video footage of someone removing nine political signs of mostly Republican candidates from the property around 4:50 a.m. earlier that day.
Police traced the vehicle in the footage to a property along the 100 block of East Washington Street at 6:40 a.m. Thursday. Officers found a cache of political signs, authorities said, and identified Johnston as the owner of the vehicle.