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LATE BREAKING Springfield, IL Mayor Tim Davlin found dead in his home.
Twitter ^ | 14 DEC 10 | dcbryan1

Posted on 12/14/2010 9:20:15 AM PST by DCBryan1

Developing

LATE BREAKING - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Police: Springfield, IL Mayor Tim Davlin found dead in his home.

10 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Will update as news comes in.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; braking; corruptdems; corruption; davlin; il; illinois; springfield; suicide
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Are there any "Henry Bowman" types in Springfield?
1 posted on 12/14/2010 9:20:18 AM PST by DCBryan1
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To: DCBryan1

Taking out the trash


2 posted on 12/14/2010 9:21:35 AM PST by STD (O is out of commission indefinitly with an injury for which he will receive a purple heart with bask)
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To: DCBryan1

From another tweet: “SJ-R confirms Springfield Mayor Tim Davlin shot himself to death before court hearing today about missing money from estate he had overseen.”


3 posted on 12/14/2010 9:21:39 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: DCBryan1

4 posted on 12/14/2010 9:23:32 AM PST by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: La Lydia
Springfield Mayor Tim Davlin shot himself to death before court hearing today about missing money from estate he had overseen

I guess he was guilty.
5 posted on 12/14/2010 9:26:44 AM PST by ZX12R (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!)
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To: DCBryan1

I’m assuming this was an assisted suicide until there’s more to the story.


6 posted on 12/14/2010 9:30:48 AM PST by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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To: DCBryan1
Looting the estates of dead people with no close relatives is a perk of being a lawyer, everybody knows that.
7 posted on 12/14/2010 9:31:06 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: DCBryan1

Cowards way out


8 posted on 12/14/2010 9:35:43 AM PST by fml
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To: fml

“Hey man, nice shot.”


9 posted on 12/14/2010 9:37:12 AM PST by dfwgator (Welcome to the Gator Nation Will Muschamp)
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To: dfwgator

OMG too funny


10 posted on 12/14/2010 9:38:49 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Looting the estates of dead people with no close relatives is a perk of being a lawyer, everybody knows that.

And looting the estates of dead people with close relatives is congress's job.

11 posted on 12/14/2010 9:38:52 AM PST by The Cajun
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To: al baby

Well at least he didn’t do it in front of a camera like Budd Dwyer.


12 posted on 12/14/2010 9:40:09 AM PST by dfwgator (Welcome to the Gator Nation Will Muschamp)
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To: The Cajun
And looting the estates of dead people with close relatives is congress's job.

Exactly!

13 posted on 12/14/2010 9:40:24 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: DCBryan1

Finally!

A government official who is concerned about saving the citizens from unnecessary spending.


14 posted on 12/14/2010 9:41:16 AM PST by Vermont Lt (Don't taze my junk bro.)
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To: agere_contra

Bud Dwyer called a press conference to make sure nobody had any confusion on how it happened. That was nasty. I think it was a 357 Magnum.


15 posted on 12/14/2010 9:41:16 AM PST by blackdog
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To: DCBryan1

Christmas time is a time for refection and self-reckoning. The burden got too heavy for him at this time of year. He had his fun and now he gots to pay the price

All debts (embezzlement here) get paid....eventually


16 posted on 12/14/2010 9:42:19 AM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: dfwgator

Corruptocrat?


17 posted on 12/14/2010 9:42:19 AM PST by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: dfwgator

Filter.


18 posted on 12/14/2010 9:43:10 AM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: The Cajun
LOOTER DUDE


19 posted on 12/14/2010 9:43:12 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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From ChicagoBreakingNews.com-

Davlin did not show up for a court-ordered appearance this morning in a pending estate case involving his late cousin.

In October, the State Journal-Register in Springfield reported that Davlin owed the federal government nearly $90,000 in unpaid income taxes and liens had been filed against his home. The mayor then blamed the problem on a dispute with the IRS over taxes owed on investments he cashed in to buy the home.


20 posted on 12/14/2010 9:43:25 AM PST by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: TSgt

And of course, the Mayor is....drum roll, please...

Democratic....

Police Chief Robert Williams says officers responded to a 911 call shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday at Davlin’s home and found the Democratic mayor dead.

Williams declines to offer details about how Davlin died, saying the investigation is in its infancy.

And then...

n October, the State Journal-Register in Springfield reported that Davlin owed the federal government nearly $90,000 in unpaid income taxes and liens had been filed against his home. The mayor then blamed the problem on a dispute with the IRS over taxes owed on investments he cashed in to buy the home.

http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/metro/timothy-davlin-springfield-mayor-dead-in-home-investigating-police-illinois-20101214


21 posted on 12/14/2010 9:44:17 AM PST by Debi911
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Davlin did not show up for a court-ordered appearance this morning in a pending estate case involving his late cousin.

I think he has a good excuse.

22 posted on 12/14/2010 9:44:52 AM PST by dfwgator (Welcome to the Gator Nation Will Muschamp)
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To: dfwgator

Amen.


23 posted on 12/14/2010 9:48:40 AM PST by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: La Lydia

...over frickin’ money...geez. People just can’t get enough of it, can they?


24 posted on 12/14/2010 9:50:34 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: DCBryan1; kcvl; Liz; hoosiermama; STARWISE; penelopesire; onyx; SE Mom; LucyT; Velveeta; ...

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Mayor Tim Davlin was found dead in his home at 2604 Apple Creek Drive this morning, authorities have confirmed.

Springfield Police Chief Rob Williams said authorities found the mayor deceased after going to the home about 9:10 a.m.

Davlin did not show up for a court-ordered appearance this morning in a pending estate case involving his late cousin.

Davlin reportedly died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, but authorities would not confirm that at a news conference this morning.

http://www.rrstar.com/news/x2068971418/Springfield-Mayor-Tim-Davlin-found-dead


25 posted on 12/14/2010 9:51:37 AM PST by maggief
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To: al baby
Wonder if Looter Dude is still kicking, walking around with that many goodies in Naw’Lins now days will draw fire from sideways held devices.
26 posted on 12/14/2010 9:52:56 AM PST by The Cajun
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To: DCBryan1

When I first heard that the Springfield Mayor killed himself, I thought it was this guy.

27 posted on 12/14/2010 9:53:55 AM PST by dfwgator (Welcome to the Gator Nation Will Muschamp)
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To: John W

He was late to a hearing for his late cousin and has now earned the ‘late’ designation.


28 posted on 12/14/2010 9:54:30 AM PST by George from New England (Escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: ZX12R

Just another lowlife thief.


29 posted on 12/14/2010 9:56:09 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: The Cajun
And looting the estates of dead people with close relatives is congress's job.

Sadly your are correct.

30 posted on 12/14/2010 9:58:59 AM PST by w1andsodidwe (How can you tell when the President is lying? When his lips move, of course.)
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To: STD

Perhaps he did it now, so that his family could inherit all of his estate instead of giving the majority to the federal government.


31 posted on 12/14/2010 10:00:36 AM PST by w1andsodidwe (How can you tell when the President is lying? When his lips move, of course.)
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To: al baby
No, this is the real Looter Dude...


32 posted on 12/14/2010 10:00:58 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
Maybe that's the ticket to turn OBummer’s fortunes around, let his hair grow.......You never know ;^)
33 posted on 12/14/2010 10:05:24 AM PST by The Cajun
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To: DCBryan1

It should be noted that after a hard day looting the taxpayer this politician was just shot!


34 posted on 12/14/2010 10:05:53 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: DCBryan1

Seriously, this was a man’s life...

Clearly, he made some bad choices and who hasn’t...but, to somehow take joy in the fact that he was at such a low point he could not see any redemption or reason to go on, isn’t really something about which joy should be taken.

Sometimes...I just don’t get how you people think...there is so much more to life than political sides. And democrat or republican...this is really a tragedy.


35 posted on 12/14/2010 10:08:56 AM PST by KsSunflower
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To: DCBryan1

Illincide?


36 posted on 12/14/2010 10:10:37 AM PST by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: The Cajun
And looting the estates of dead people with close relatives is congress's job.

Nailed it!

37 posted on 12/14/2010 10:10:44 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just reload)
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To: Windflier

William Jefferson, Democrat L.A.????


38 posted on 12/14/2010 10:11:06 AM PST by CommieCutter (A Centrist Democrat is now defined as: between Socialism and Communism.)
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To: w1andsodidwe

Actually, it looks like the selfish ba$tard left his family with THIS:

“...Davlin owed the federal government nearly $90,000 in unpaid income taxes and liens had been filed against his home..”


39 posted on 12/14/2010 10:11:47 AM PST by EDINVA (5H3)
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To: w1andsodidwe
Perhaps he did it now, so that his family could inherit all of his estate instead of giving the majority to the federal government.

That doesn't work. A decedent's estate must pay off its creditors to the extent the estate has the assets to do so and the creditors file their claims in a timely manner, usually within six months after death.

40 posted on 12/14/2010 10:13:10 AM PST by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: DCBryan1

We can always hope this mans act will start a trend among our political class.


41 posted on 12/14/2010 10:13:36 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: CommieCutter
William Jefferson, Democrat L.A.?

Look closer.

42 posted on 12/14/2010 10:16:45 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

....oh..It’s OSAMA-Bin-BAMA!! How did I miss that???!!


43 posted on 12/14/2010 10:19:59 AM PST by CommieCutter (A Centrist Democrat is now defined as: between Socialism and Communism.)
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To: blackdog

Sadly, they interrupted him and didn’t let him make his statement first. :-(


44 posted on 12/14/2010 10:21:02 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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Well at least he didn’t do it in front of a camera like Budd Dwyer.

Budd Dwyer made a statement and warned people to leave if offended, but right at the end, things were rushed as people approached him.

45 posted on 12/14/2010 10:26:01 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Generally there is court supervision. It is not a “perk”.


46 posted on 12/14/2010 10:27:15 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: KevinB

If he dies prior to being convicted and all appeals exhausted, his family gets to keep any life insurance and retirement pay and benefits.

Even the IRS can’t go after those assets.


47 posted on 12/14/2010 10:29:09 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: fml

Sure wish they would make arrangements for their organs before they do it. My husband is a heart transplant recipient, it has always amazed us that people who commit suicide have no understanding of the value of their lives to others.


48 posted on 12/14/2010 10:31:55 AM PST by Toespi
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Democrat Mayor of Springfield, IL Tim Davlin owes IRS $90,000; liens placed on mayor's home
49 posted on 12/14/2010 10:46:41 AM PST by Rio
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To: SeaHawkFan
If he dies prior to being convicted and all appeals exhausted, his family gets to keep any life insurance and retirement pay and benefits. Even the IRS can’t go after those assets.

Yes, but creditors can go after probate assets, assets that are in his name alone. The IRS may even be able to go after assets held jointly with his wife. If he was stealing from his trust accounts it's probably safe to infer that he didn't have a whole lot.

Based on an earlier post I looked into the Bud Dwyer suicide, which I had forgotten about. It seems that his family did get his pension even though he had been convicted. Against my better judgment I took a look at the video. Definitely not for the squeamish.

50 posted on 12/14/2010 10:46:58 AM PST by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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