Sangamon County Sheriff Neil Williamson has now decided to move what he describes as a “political announcement” away from his governmental office.
The initial notice of the event was sent out by Undersheriff Jack Campbell… using the county government e-mail system. Campbell says he was directed by the sheriff to send the notice for the Monday news conference.
Williamson says he talked to people, quote, “with political knowledge” who assured him it would not be a problem to hold the news conference in the government office. But he declines to identify those people or to talk about the nature of the "political announcement."
After a reporter's inquiry, Williamson now says he will hold the event at a different location to avoid any appearance of impropriety.