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Freeport City Council to vote on police union contract

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FREEPORT (WREX) -

The Freeport City Council will meet Monday night to vote on a new contract with its police union.

According to Mayor George Gaulrapp, aldermen will consider a four year deal that includes what he calls a "modest" wage increase.

The city and the police union have been in negotiations for over a month.

"They weren't asking for the world, and these men and women of the Freeport Police Department do a tremendous job, a job that most people wouldn't want to do," Mayor Gaulrapp said. "They're out on the streets everyday protecting our community, and they were just asking for some fairness, and that's all you can possibly do is try to be fair with people."

The contract will cover approximately 40 police officers.

Tune into 13 News at 10 for more on the vote from Matt Groves.

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