- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

ALGONQUIN, Ill. (AP) - The northern Illinois village of Algonquin will soon have its first new police chief in nearly 30 years.

Chief Russell Laine has led Algonquin’s police department since 1985. The village announced Thursday he will retire in December.

Assistant Village Manager Mike Kumbera says Deputy Chief John Bucci has been named Laine’s replacement. He will be sworn in as police chief on Dec. 16.

Laine served as police chief in Bartlett and Edgerton, Wisconsin before taking the post in Algonquin. He has been in law enforcement since 1976.

During his tenure in Algonquin, Laine served as president of the McHenry County Chiefs of Police Association. He also helped found the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Rotary Club.

Laine also serves with the McHenry County Communities Against Gangs organization.

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