Former Champaign police chief to take interim Monticello post

Former Champaign police chief to take interim Monticello post

MONTICELLO — After a brief closed session, the Monticello City Council this week appointed retired Champaign Police Chief R.T. Finney as its interim police chief.

City officials hope to have him on duty by Sept. 23, and he will serve until a permanent police chief is found, perhaps by mid-October.

Finney has served as interim at East Peoria and in Bloomington since he retired last year.

Monticello opted to use the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police to find an interim chief.

Current Monticello Chief Robert Galloway resigned recently due to health concerns. His last day on the job is this Friday.

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illiniearl wrote on September 11, 2013 at 2:09 am

Just curious what Illinois law says about retired police and fire chiefs receiving pensions and continuing to work in the same capacity at a different location in the state.    A similar situation occurred in Washington state (DuPont, WA) and an AP writer/investigator discovered it was done illegally by the city and now the city owes the state retirement system $600,000.   These retired Chiefs make some good money from their pensions.   Here's the link: