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Okawville Board Approves Squad Car Expenses

The Okawville Village Board approved work on police department squad cars during the regular meeting held Monday night.

A water pump on the 2015 squad car is leaking, and the board voted to approve the repair estimate from Killion’s Auto Service of $1,437.47. That was the lowest of the two estimates sought by the Police and Liquor Committee.

The full board also voted to buy a refurbished Panasonic Toughbook laptop at a cost not to exceed $3,000. That price includes a three-year warranty.

The laptop will be switched between squad cars, as each vehicle already has a mount installed. The cost to village will be $1,800, as $1,000 from the Drug Fund and a $200 donation from State’s Attorney Dan Bronke will offset some of the costs.

Police Chief Steve Milliken reported that the Shop with a Cop program will not happen this year due to the pandemic. Dollar General donated $100 to purchase toys for children that would normally participate.

Read full details on the Village Board meeting in this week’s issue. 

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