New deal for state conservation officers


SPRINGFIELD — Over 30 Illinois conservation officers will be keeping their jobs.

Governor Bruce Rauner announced today the administration has reached a collective bargaining agreement with the labor council representing the conservation police officers.
A spokesperson for Rauner says the new contract is “fair to both state employees and taxpayers.”  
The agreement includes a four-year wage freeze and ensures no conservation police officers will be laid off.  The state is also looking to add more conservation officers to the staff.

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