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Police commander retires, starts new job

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Evanston Police Cmdr. Tom Guenther is retiring today after 27 years on the force. He's leaving to become chief of the College of Lake County's police department.

Guenther has served in Evanston as a patrol officer, detective, crime prevention officer, patrol sergeant, supervisor of the community strategies unit, commander of juvenile investigations and the department's public information officer.

He received numerous letters of appreciation, and has been the recipient of departmental commendations and honorable mentions.

A presentation honoring his service to the city will take place at 3 p.m. today in the Fire Department training room at 909 Lake St.

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