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Jefferson County Deputies Unionize

By Gordon Hopkins“They're unionized,” said Jefferson County Sheriff Nick Georgi to members of the Law Enforcement Committee earlier this week, confirming that Jefferson County Deputies were now members of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP).Georgi said, “I would probably foresee in the next month or two, they'll contact us to start negotiating a contract.”The Law Enforcement Committee met on Tuesday, January 25, at the Fairbury City Offices. The committee is part of the contract between the City of Fairbury and Jefferson County when the county took over law enforcement duties from the Fairbury City Police Department in 2018. However, prior t...

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