SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A settlement has been reached in the 2017 civil lawsuit filed by Curtis Lovelace and other Lovelace family members against several members of the Quincy Police Department, Adams County State’s Attorney Gary Farha, former Adams County Coroner James Keller, the city of Quincy and Adams County. Details of the settlement or financial […]
The recently retired Quincy Police Chief talks about his career in law enforcement and the issues in finding his successor.
Bob Gough talks to Rob Copley about closing out his law enforcement career and the 2022 Illinois Primary is fast approaching.
QUINCY — Two of the three groups that interviewed the three candidates for the chief of the Quincy Police Department did not list Jonathan Lewin as its top choice. Nonetheless, the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners Monday selected Lewin, a 28-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, to replace Rob Copley, who is retiring […]
QUINCY — The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners selected Jonathan Lewin as its chief of police during a meeting Monday morning at City Hall. Lewin, a 28-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, was selected ahead of Shannon Pilkington, deputy chief of operations with the Quincy Police Department, and Adam Yates, deputy chief of […]
QUINCY — Quincy Mayor Mike Troup would like to discuss with the city’s new police chief, who is scheduled to be selected during the first week of May, about changes he would like to see at the top of the Quincy Police Department’s organizational chart. Three finalists to replace Chief Rob Copley were selected after a two-month search by […]
QUINCY — Quincy Police Chief Rob Copley said his department is “drowning” and needs to hire 10 more officers during a Monday meeting in City Council chambers as aldermen reviewed the city’s proposed 2022-23 budget. Chief Bernie Vahlkamp said the fire department is proposing a $12.9 million spending plan, a 5.48 percent increase over the […]
Dear MRN, Recently during our big snowstorm, two people told me about a “law” they had always heard about that says If you live in Quincy and shovel your walks, you can be held liable if a pedestrian slips and falls. Therefore, it’s better not to clean your sidewalks of snow. I found this a […]
Those funds, totaling a little more than $607,000, are part of a $9.5 million budget excess package that is also being used for a variety of city needs, ranging from infrastructure improvements to replacing four police cars to a City Hall renovation that could cost $3 million.
QUINCY — Rob Copley made it through his resignation letter without shedding a tear. “That was very hard,” he said. “I actually surprised myself that I read the letter as well as I did without choking up at all.” After 42 years with the Quincy Police Department, with 18 as the chief of police, Copley […]