Evanston Set 11

Council approves nearly $500,000 for firefighters who gave up salary increases during COVID-19

Feb 20, 2023

At the Sept. 19 meeting, First Ward Council Member Clare Kelly made the recommendation firefighters receive a one-time payment, a compensation for their sacrifice. The council approved the payment to firefighters for the income losses – using $494,059 for 105 employees from federal American Recovery Protection Act funds….Speaking before the vote, Kelly expressed appreciation to firefighters, many of whom had to stay in hotels, away from home and families, during COVID-19.

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