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Freeport Mayor picks Interim Fire Chief

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Freeport Mayor Jim Gitz appoints James Blackbourn as Interim Fire Chief for up to 90-days. 

Because he was appointed by the mayor, aldermen didn't have to vote on the decision.  Since 1987, he's been a firefighter with the Freeport Fire Department and later on, Battalion Chief.  There were four candidates being considered for the spot.

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