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Illinois trooper under investigation has resigned

Illinois trooper under investigation has resigned

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CARLINVILLE • Ken Snider, a trooper with Illinois State Police, apparently has resigned from the agency in the wake of a St. Patrick's Day incident being investigated by State Police and Carlinville police.

Details of the incident were not available.

Snider had resigned as Macoupin County Democratic party chairman on Saturday and has also reportedly resigned from the Carlinville School Board. He was the board president.

The investigations apparently focus on an incident in a Carlinville bar on March 17 or early on March 18.

Macoupin County Circuit Clerk Mike Mathis said Snider was elected chairman of the county Democratic organization on Feb. 15 and and resigned at the end of a regularly scheduled meeting on Saturday, citing business and personal reasons. Mathis was the party's vice chairman and became chairman upon Snider's resignation.

Capt. Scott Compton, a State Police spokesman, did not name Snider but said the agency was investigating an incident on March 17 or 18 in Carlinville that allegedly involved a trooper. Compton said he learned today that the trooper in question had resigned effective March 18.

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