An Illinois Mayor is struggling to get people to stay at home… even his home.
Alton Mayor Brant Walker had an awkward apology to make on Monday morning after he sent police to break up illegal parties, and his wife was caught at one of them.
Like many cities across the US, Alton is under a “stay at home” order, under which all public and private gatherings of any number of people outside a single household are prohibited, in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Mayor Walker took to Facebook to explain that he had directed police to more strictly enforce the Governor’s order through the use of citations… and that nobody was above the law.
“At approximately 1am on Sunday morning, I was informed by the Police Chief that the Alton Police Department was investigating and stopping a social gathering in downtown Alton,” he wrote: