Springfield City Council to pick interim mayor after leader's de - KMOV.com

Springfield City Council to pick interim mayor after leader's death

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By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Springfield aldermen plan to select an interim mayor to replace Mayor Tim Davlin, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Dec. 14.

The Springfield City Council is scheduled to meet Tuesday evening. The interim mayor will serve until a new mayor is elected in April.

The law gives the council 60 days to select an interim mayor. But The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports that aldermen say they need someone in place sooner because of the serious budget issues the city is facing.

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Information from: The State Journal-Register, http://www.sj-r.com

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