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Budget trouble leaves suburban squad cars low on gas

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Officials in south suburban Dixmoor say they have solved a budget problem that left many police squad cars without gasoline.

The police department had no money to fill up the cars. Some village trustees say this has been a problem for the last few weeks. They were concerned that the safety of residents could be in jeopardy.

But, Wednesday afternoon, officials said the crisis is now over.

"All the cars today have gas, I don't know how, but they all have gas," said Jerry Smith, Dixmoor trustee.

"There was a problem with the gas, but its been taken care of," said one Dixmoor officer.

Officers now have to go through police department officials to get their tanks filled.

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