A convicted mass murderer has been moved for a second time after living near a Chicago-area school--but this time he's back in custody.
Calumet City officials said Wednesday they’re filing complaints with the state’s parole board after only finding out through social media that 77-year-old Carl Reimann moved into the city.
Strong words came from Calumet City’s mayor, Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush, who says they were blindsided by the state when the parole board placed the mass murderer nearly a block from an elementary school.
"They dump him into Calumet City a block away from Woodrow Wilson school," Markiewicz Qualkinbush said. "I felt that it was an insult to Calumet City, to our residents. We didn’t know anything."
Reimann was paroled last month after serving 45 years in prison for killing five people, including a teenager in a Yorkville restaurant in 1972.
NBC 5 first reported the uproar from La Grange parents in April when Reimann moved into a home right across from an elementary school.
Soon after, he was moved--only to live here near another school.
Calumet City’s police chief said nothing was discussed with any city officials prior to his placement.
"It’s not like he robbed a bank five years ago, served his time and now he’s coming out," Chief Christopher Fletcher said. "He killed five people. It doesn’t get anymore serious than that."
Now, after the city’s mayor’s office says it's filing complaints with the state— aldermen plan to look at new ordinances to block this from happening in the future.
"There needs to be complete and full transparency when it comes to this process," Ald. Ramonde Williams said.
With this outrage, city officials found some peace Wednesday with confirmation from the state Reimann has been relocated once again.
"We don’t have a lot of social services," Markiewicz Qualkinbush said. "We are basically a minority community. I think our black and Hispanic kids are just as important as the majority of white kids in La Grange."
The city says Reimann has been removed from the city and is incarcerated in Dixon, which is about 40 miles south of Rockford.
“He is back at Dixon Correctional under the allegation that he no longer has a valid host site,” Jason Sweat of the Illinois Prison Review Board told NBC 5.