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Normal Council approves police contract

Tue, 19 Feb 2013 04:00:30 CST
By: Rachel Darling

Last night's Town of Normal Council meeting saw the approval of new appointments and a new contract.The Town Council approved a new contract with the Normal Police Department. The contract was a year in the making requiring several bargaining sessions and the use of a federal mediator to negotiate the agreement. Councilman Adam Nielsen noted the effort...


appreciate the effort that went into that."

The two-year contract provides a 2.58 percent salary increase for Normal police officers each year, for the next two years. Town staff say the increase will cost taxpayers an additional $148,000 through the end of March 2014. The contract also includes sick leave incentives and other health-related benefits.

who resigned just before the expiration of her term in June 2014. Councilman Sonja Reese introduced Shaw and gave the council's feelings on her appointment...


"We're pleased to have her agree to serve on the Connect transit."

Shaw is a balance expert, certified life coach, and motivational speaker. Shaw is also known as a best-selling author.

Jason Chambers was also approved to take a leadership position within the community. Chambers was appointed to the Children's Discovery Museum Foundation Board. He will finish the unexpired term of Garret Williams, who resigned from the board. The appointment comes after serving on the Normal Town Council and running a law firm. Councilman Sonja Reese welcomed Chambers, who was present at the council meeting Monday evening...


"Thank you for coming back, and working with us in one more way, we appreciate that."

Chambers is currently the McLean County State's Attorney. Chambers term will expire June 30, 2014.

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