City commissioners voted unanimously on Monday not to reappoint their Chief of Police, Pat Hoey.

MyStateline - Two newly-elected city commissioners — former city fire Chief Ken Morse and former city Public Works Director Brian Hedrington — were among those who made the decision regarding Hoey. Morse and Hedrington were sworn in on Monday. Lori Duffy, who was re-elected as a commissioner in the April 2 election, said the decision was based in part on “financial” and “personal” reasons.

The 54-year-old Hoey had been South Beloit's Chief of Police since November of 2017.

Assistant Chief Adam Truman will take Hoey's place as Chief effective immediately.

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