Peoria County Sheriff Mike McCoy is leaving at the end of the month to take the Chief of Police job in Washington, Illinois.
McCoy is the third Peoria County Elected Official to leave office in about six months. That means the Peoria County Board has a method in place that goes with Election Code as specified by the Illinois Constitution to fill the vacant positions.
But the sheriff’s office is a little different according to the state constitution. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports: