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Raises for county officials to be voted on May 20

Raises for Ogle County elected officials will be considered by the county board next week.

The County's Finance, Revenue & Insurance Committee voted Tuesday to recommend the raises to the full county board on May 20.

The committee approved increasing the annual salaries for the clerk, treasurer, and circuit clerk from $68,500 to $75,000 and the sheriff from $81,500 to $82,500.
County board chairman Kim Gouker said the raises are an adjustment for several salary freezes over the last few years.

"These department heads have had only one raise in the last four years and that was for $1,000," he said.
By state statute, salaries for elected officials are set once every four years.

The raises, if approved by the county board, will take effect on Dec. 1.

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