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Macon County Board to Decide on Raise for Sheriff

A Macon County official could be getting a big bump in pay if the county board approves an $18,000 raise over four years for the sheriff.

The finance committee approved the raise, and the board will vote on it on at their meeting on September 12. If approved, the increase would begin in 2014.

Sheriff Tom Schneider said he did not request the raise, but he is seeking re-election, so he would benefit from the increase.

"When I started out I went through every different rank," Schneider said. "I got up to lieutenant then chief deputy then I took a pay decrease to become chief deputy and then the sheriff. So the county board has recognized this as being an issue."

The Macon County Sheriff's salary is less than that of other counties in central Illinois. Schneider hopes this increase would offer an incentive for other officers within the department to fill the role of sheriff, but said he has no plans to retire in the next few years.


 
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