Tim Davlin Dead

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The Springfield Mayor Tim Davlin was pronounced dead in his residence early Tuesday, seems to be a case of a suicide.

Springfield Police Chief Robert Williams told the Associated Press that the investigation has been turned over to the Illinois State Police, and called the situation "very dynamic and evolving."

Tim Davlin, who was 53, owes the federal government nearly $90,000 in unpaid income taxes, according to the Associated Press. Liens have reportedly been filed against his home.

"Today's news of the death of Mayor Tim Davlin is truly a tragedy," Gov. Pat Quinn said in a statement. "Tim was a great public servant who loved Springfield and its people. The city of Springfield is a better place because of Tim Davlin'sleadership. As Mayor, Tim led the community through some of its most difficult times and worked hard to revitalize the city. He was not only a champion for Springfield, but also for the entire state, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with the Tim Davlin family during this most difficult time."

City alderman Frank Kunz is mayor pro tem. City law requires that a new mayor be selected within 60 days.

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