Carbondale pays new top cop to move into city limits

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Carbondale’s new police chief will receive $15,000 each year on top of his six-figure salary to meet a residency rule and move into the city. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports that Chief Jeff Grubbs will earn at least $108,000 annually in addition to the extra payment to rent or purchase property in Carbondale. The newspaper obtained a copy of the contract through the state’s Freedom of Information Act. Grubbs has been paid about $100,000 annually since his August 2014 appointment as interim police chief. His base salary increases by at least $2,000 each year after the current fiscal year. Grubbs now lives in unincorporated Jackson County. The contract gives him six months to move to the city, but allows his family to maintain their primary home outside Carbondale.