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Former Grundy state's attorney candidate disciplined by Illinois Supreme Court

MORRIS – A former candidate for Grundy County State's Attorney was disciplined Thursday by the Illinois Supreme Court. Elizabeth Ann Johnson, a former Will County prosecutor who ran against Brooke Shupe for the Democratic nomination in 2016, was suspended for one year, according to the state supreme court press release.

"She committed the criminal act of knowingly possessing cocaine, a controlled substance," the release reads. "In addition, she agreed to represent a client in his defense of felony traffic matters, accepted a $1,000 fee, appeared several hours late for two court dates, failed to appear for two other court dates and failed to respond to multiple phone calls from the client."

Shupe won the nomination, but lost to incumbent Jason Helland in the General Election.

Johnson has had several run-ins with the police in Will and Grundy counties. She is due in Grundy County court July 12 for a status hearing on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

The supreme court press release also notes that Johnson did not appear for her disciplinary hearing.

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