Illinois Rep. Carol Ammons (D-Urbana) resigned suddenly from her state House leadership position last week after allegedly shoplifting in 2020 and then disrespecting a police officer killed in the line of duty last month.
In January 2020, Ammons allegedly stole a Coach purse from a hospital thrift store in Urbana, Illinois. Her husband, Champaign County Clerk Aaron Ammons, said the incident “is a non-story and a basic misunderstanding, and that’s all you’re going to get from me.”
The investigation was riddled with issues. As reported by the News-Gazette, “Judge Jason Bohm said attorneys for the Illinois State Police and Illinois State Appellate Prosecutor’s office ‘certainly appear to have violated the spirit’ of the code of professional conduct for lawyers by failing to give him information.”