GLEN CARBON, Ill. (AP) -- The southwestern Illinois village of Glen Carbon soon will have a new police chief.
The village's governing board has approved of Collinsville Police Department Assistant Police Chief Todd Link as John Lakin's eventual replacement, the Belleville News-Democrat reported.
Lakin is running unopposed for Madison County sheriff as a Democrat in the November election.
Link, 48, is a Collinsville High School graduate who has bachelor's degrees in English and political science from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He has a master's degree in criminal justice from Lindenwood University.
Link is expected to begin work on Oct. 1, with an annual salary of $87,300.