Steve Smith sent a letter last night announcing his resignation days after an audit was critical of district overspending on construction projects.
The audit claims Glenn Construction Co. was overpaid by more than $1.2 million over the last 10 years. That's the same company where Smith works. State Auditor Tom Schweich concluded that Smith failed to abstain from votes giving projects to Glenn Construction while he worked for the firm.
Smith says he is stepping aside so the focus can be on the children of the district.
A Cahokia Illinois man has been found guilty on two counts of first degree murder.
23-year-old Oundr'e Akins is charged in the 2008 robbery killings of Tammy Cantrell and Mark Gerstner at a South County Steak n Shake in 2008. Akins brother also faces charges in connection with the murders. During his brother's trial last week, 23-year-old Anthony Akins reneged on a plea deal to testify against his brother.