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State’s mining safety chief fired

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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