Rita Eckert was loading up her minivan beside her florist shop on West Main when four young men approached her.
Elected officeholders would be subject to screenings, too.
Election judges will resume counting ballots in Alton Wednesday as a couple of write-in candidates are giving the incumbent mayor a run for his job.
The Rev. Larry Rice on Monday submitted a 790-signature petition to the St. Clair County Clerk’s Office to force the ballot measure.