Lyons proposes slashing police budget by $1 million

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By Bob Uphues

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At a meeting of the Lyons Village Board on Wednesday night, trustees approved a budget that would cut the police department budget by $1 million, a move that would result in the loss of seven police officers and the department's entire emergency dispatch crew.

Coincidentally, the village is negotiating a new contract with its police union. The new budget looks like it could be a tool for management to try and pry financial concessions from the union.

You can read about it here.

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Rita Kuzmenko from Brookfield, Illinois  

Posted: November 11th, 2013 6:38 PM

The good news for the surrounding towns is that crime will go down because all the criminals will go to Lyons now. Whoever is making and approving this decision obviously does not have the town's best interest in mind. At the very least, they have no clue how crucial a top notch dispatch team is to the safety and well being of citizens.

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