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February 19, 2013

Danville alderman bonds out of jail

Misses hearing for suspended license in Coles County

DANVILLE — A Danville alderman is out of jail following an arrest during the weekend on a traffic citation warrant.

According to Public Safety Director Larry Thomason, a police officer went to meet Ward 1 Alderman Kevin Davis at Davis’ residence at 613 Jewell St. regarding an unrelated matter Saturday morning.

The officer arrested Davis about 10:30 a.m. Saturday after completing a routine computer check of Davis’ name and finding an active warrant for failure to appear for a hearing on a suspended driver’s license in Coles County.

The citation for driving with a suspended license was issued in 2012 in Coles County, Thomason added.

The warrant was issued on Jan. 26.

Davis bonded out of jail, paying $225 in fees, on Monday, Thomason said.

Ironically, that is how much Davis makes a month as alderman.

Aldermen receive a stipend of $225 a month no matter how many meetings they attend.

Davis hasn’t attended city council or committee meetings since August 2012 due to his job.

He works at a residence hall for the University of Illinois food service. City council meeting times fall during his work hours.

Unless he resigns, Davis’ term on the council expires in 2015.

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