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Citizens tell Iroquois Board to support the voters’ choice for more public safety

The Iroquois County Board plans to review the November results of the approved public safety tax. The Board has until May of 2017 to pass an ordinance and implement the quarter-cent tax. Revenues would go toward improving law enforcement efforts, including hiring additional sheriff deputies.

Tuesday, the Board listened to public comments after reports surfaced that the tax might not be implemented.

Board Chairman John Shure said there’s concern about the tax affecting retailers.

Shure now says he’s pretty sure he tax will be place......
Several people attended Tuesday’s meeting to tell the board the majority of voters spoke and tax needs to implemented.
Ashkum Fire Chief Jeff Glenn ......

Glenn said protocol calls for back-up for emergency calls and additional police help would provide that.

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