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updated: 11/6/2012 10:01 PM

Voters approve new fire station for E. Dundee

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It looks like the East Dundee Fire Protection District will get a new fire station.

With six out of seven precincts reporting, 986 voters endorsed the $5.5 million ballot question while 826 voters rejected it, according to unofficial results.

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The district intends to build a fire station closer to its eastern portion on Route 25, between routes 68 and 72.

The ballot question also allowed the village to use funds to upgrade its police station and village hall. Right now, the fire district, police department and village hall are all lumped together on the same block.

East Dundee village officials will give $100,000 annually to the fire protection district to help the district offset the repayment of the loan and soften the tax hike. The money will continue to flow for 20 years until the district repays the loan.

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