Arlington Heights police chief moves up retirement
Longtime Arlington Heights Police Chief Gerald Mourning moved up his retirement by about two months on Friday, officially retiring after 14 years at the helm of the department. Mourning had announced in May his intention to retire as of Aug. 4.
Village officials said in the same late Friday afternoon announcement that Nick Pecora is now acting police chief. He is one of three deputy chiefs.
Mourning spent 42 years in law enforcement, including time as the police chief in West Chicago, the director of safety for the Milwaukee Public Schools, an investigator with the St. Charles Police Department, and a patrolman in East Dundee. He is only the fifth police chief in the 125-year history of the Arlington Heights department.