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City Considers Options For Alert Sirens

Fairbury has a number of sirens throughout the city to warn the public of emergencies, such as tornadoes or other dangerous weather events. Not all of those sirens are currently operational and some require either significant maintenance or to be replaced. Fairbury City Council members once again discussed options for the city’s aging emergency sirens during their meeting on Tuesday, September 7.The issue has become a contentious one since the possibility of eliminating the sirens altogether was raised during a previous City Council meeting on June 1 of this year. An alternative is to have residents sign up for an alert system that contacts ...

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