Former Hinkley police chief charged with eavesdropping

HINCKLEY, Ill. — A former northern Illinois police chief has been charged with official misconduct for allegedly recording a conversation with her boss.

Kimberly Everhart was taken into custody Tuesday after being accused of illegally recording a 2017 conversation with Hinckley Village President Nancy Nelson.

DeKalb County court records show the 51-year-old Everhart of Plano used an eavesdropping device to record the conversation without Nelson’s consent.

Online court records didn’t list a lawyer for Everhart.

Everhart became the first female police officer for the village when she won election over a fellow write-in candidate in 2017. She was fired in late 2018, and former Chief Gregg Waitkus, who served as Hinckley chief from 2012 to 2015, was appointed interim chief.

An eavesdropping conviction is typically punishable by one to three years in prison.

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