- Associated Press - Saturday, September 13, 2014

GLEN CARBON, Ill. (AP) - The southwestern Illinois village of Glen Carbon soon will have a new police chief.

The village’s governing board has approved of Collinsville Police Department Assistant Police Chief Todd Link as John Lakin’s eventual replacement, the Belleville News-Democrat (https://bit.ly/1qQ6Cy2) reported.

Lakin is running unopposed for Madison County sheriff as a Democrat in the November election.

Link, 48, is a Collinsville High School graduate who has bachelor’s degrees in English and political science from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He has a master’s degree in criminal justice from Lindenwood University.

Link is expected to begin work on Oct. 1, with an annual salary of $87,300.

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