- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A special prosecutor in southwestern Illinois will review a levee district’s repeated use of an auto body shop owned by its president.

The Belleville News-Democrat (bit.ly/1Q97njn ) reports that Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons is seeking the independent review of the business relationship between the Metro East Sanitary District and Andy’s Auto Body & Towing, a Madison company owned by district president Andy Economy.

The newspaper reported last month that the district’s executive director crashed his government-owned SUV five times in the past three years.

The board president’s towing shop repaired that car three times as part of more than $33,000 worth of work for the district in that time period.

Madison County board chairman Alan Dunstan is calling for a broader review of the county’s ethics and bidding policies.

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