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State’s mining safety chief fired

Published: Saturday, April 19, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
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In this March 4, 2014 photo, former Illinois Department of Natural Resources official Tony Mayville participates in an event at the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Illinois Department of Natural Resources spokesman Chris Young confirmed Friday, April 18, that Tony Mayville was dismissed this week from his position as supervisor of mine safety enforcement with the DNR's Office and Mines and Minerals. (AP Photo/The Southern Illinoisan, Scott Fitzgerald)

ST. LOUIS – A top administrator with the Illinois state agency that regulates coal mining and other energy interests has been fired, becoming the latest official to depart in the last 2 months.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources spokesman Chris Young confirmed Friday that Tony Mayville, 58, was dismissed this week from his position as supervisor of mine safety enforcement with the DNR’s Office and Mines and Minerals. Young declined to elaborate, calling Mayville’s ouster a private personnel matter.

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