More information is available about the note late Springfield Mayor Tim Davlin wrote to his family just before committing suicide in December 2010.
The State Journal-Register filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit with the Illinois State Police for the letter, but only received a summary.
The paper says they were told by police that the person who had the letter was asked to hand it over to authorities but they did not because they feared its contents would be printed in the news.
Instead, the person with the letter read it to police over the phone.
The letter is reported to have dealt with family matters and does not indicate why Davlin took his life.
Davlin committed suicide the day he was due in court to answer questions about missing funds from an estate he was executor.