Kincaid village board accepts mayor's resignation

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KINCAID - The mayor of a central Illinois village has resigned after being charged for allegedly possessing drugs and violating an order of protection.

On Monday, Kincaid's Village Board unanimously voted to accept Mayor Douglas Thomas' resignation.  Thomas will receive about $1,200 for leaving before his term ends.  

A longtime resident was appointed by the village board to act as interim mayor until an April 7 election.  The board also accepted the resignation of Kincaid's only police officer during their meeting.

Thomas faces two counts of drug possession and violating an order of protection, and one count of official misconduct.  Several Kincaid residents called for Thomas' resignation after he was arrested.

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