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Winnebago County Coroner agrees to be placed on paid administrative leave


Date: Monday, September 27, 2021

On September 23, 2021 Winnebago County Coroner William Hintz entered into an agreement with Winnebago County Board Chairman Joseph Chiarelli setting forth the terms and condiditons of Hintz's voluntary leave.

As part of the agreement, Hintz will remain on paid administrative leave until his six pending criminal cases are resolved.  Hintz is prohibited from accessing any county-issued property or performing any work-related duties at this time.

This resolution authorizing the agreement is expected to receive approval of the Winnebago County Board at its next meeting on Septmber 30.

Hintz is presumed innocent of those charges unless and until proven guilty at trial.  He is due back in court on October 8.

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