SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The cash left in Springfield Mayor Tim Davlin's campaign fund when he committed suicide has been donated to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield.
The more than $222,000 donation was made on March 11. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports that campaign disclosure documents filed last week at the Illinois State Board of Elections show the donation brought the fund's balance to zero.
Bishop Thomas John Paprocki says the cash will be used to benefit the community.
Davlin shot himself the day he was due in court to answer questions about the estate of a cousin who died in 2003. Davlin was executor of the estate, and a report filed in Sangamon County Circuit Court found that Davlin wrote thousands of dollars of unauthorized checks to himself.
Information from: The State Journal-Register, http://www.sj-r.com
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)