Springfield Mayor Tim Davlin was discovered dead in his dwelling early Tuesday, in what seems to be a suicide.
The State Journal-Register reports that Davlin failed to emerge in court Tuesday forenoon considering an land parcel case engaging his late cousin. He rather than was discovered dead in his dwelling, allegedly of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Springfield Police Chief Robert Williams told the Associated Press that the enquiry has been turned over to the Illinois State Police, and called the position “very dynamic and evolving.”
Davlin, who was 53, is obliged the government government almost $90,000 in unpaid earnings levies, according to the Associated Press. Liens have allegedly been filed contrary to his home.
“Today’s report of the death of Mayor Tim Davlin is really a tragedy,” Gov. Pat Quinn said in a statement. “Tim was a large public domestic who loved Springfield and its people. The town of Springfield is a better location because of his leadership. As Mayor, Tim directed the community through some of its most tough times and worked hard to revitalize the city. He was not only a champion for Springfield, but furthermore for the whole state, and he will be substantially missed by all who knew him. My ideas and prayers are with the Davlin family throughout this most tough time.”
City alderman Frank Kunz is head pro tem. City regulation needs that a new head be chosen inside 60 days.