Former River Forest Police Chief Nicholas Weiss, who resigned in 2008 under pressure from the village board, has landed a position as interim chief of far southwest suburban Elwood, according to the Joliet Herald-News.

It’s Weiss’s second interim top-cop job in as many years since he was forced out in River Forest under controversy and briefly replaced by Frank Limon.

Weiss has shown a knack for finding his way into replacing other controversial chiefs. Before landing in Elwood, Weiss served as interim chief in northwest suburban Gilberts, where he replaced a 30-year veteran chief who was ousted in a 4-3 vote.

Elwood police officials were unavailable for comment Thursday evening, but the Herald-News reported that Weiss had recorded a message on the former chief’s direct line.

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Ben was Wednesday Journal's crime, parks, and River Forest reporter, until he kept bugging us enough to promote him. Now he's managing two of Wednesday Journal's sister papers in the city, Chicago Journal...