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Carterville police chief resigns

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UPDATE AT 5:05 P.M. AUGUST 9, 2018:

CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- We now know why former Carterville Police Chief Heather Reno abruptly left her post. News 3 filed Freedom of Information requests for documents pertaining to the change in leadership at the police department and received her resignation letter.

The letter which was emailed to Mayor Brad Robinson details her reasons for quitting. Those include a decrease in her benefit time in a proposed new contract and what she calls a reversal of the decision to allow her to attend the National Academy. She sent the email to the mayor after 4:30 p.m. Monday, and did not return to work Tuesday. 

You can read the resignation letter for yourself and see her contract below.

ORIGINAL STORY:

CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- The City of Carterville is looking for a new Police Chief, after Chief Heather Reno unexpectedly left the position.

Carterville Mayor Brad Robinson confirms to News 3 that Police Chief Heather Reno submitted her resignation Monday, and it was effective immediately.

Deputy Chief Mike Flaningam is serving as interim Police Chief.

You may remember, Reno started as Carterville Police Chief in April of 2015 after serving more than 20 years on the Carbondale Police Department.

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