The former mayor of the Lake County village of Green Oaks has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and is scheduled for sentencing June 10.
Prosecutors say 70-year-old Thomas Adams entered the negotiated plea Thursday after they agreed to drop the more serious charge of dissemination of child pornography.
Adams served as Green Oaks mayor from 1993 until his arrest in July of 2006. He also was chairman of the Lake County Republican Party from 2002 until 2004.
Prosecutors say Adams was arrested after officials in Florida traced an image of child pornography that had been e-mailed to an undercover police officer to a computer in Adams' home.