FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — The Village of Fox Lake has appointed a veteran of three police departments to serve as its interim police chief.
Russell B. Laine served as the chief of police in the Chicago suburb of Algonquin from 1985 through 2014. He also served as chief in Edgerton, Wisconsin and in Bartlett, Illinois.
The village in August launched a search for a replacement for Police Chief Michael Behan, who retired before the death of Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz. Authorities say Gliniewicz staged his suicide to look like a homicide before discovery of his embezzlement from a youth program.
Village Administrator Anne Marrin says it was determined interim leadership is needed to deliver needed reforms ranging from updating policies and training to modernizing information technology.
Officials say Laine and village officials agreed to a one-year contract.
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