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.