The Iroquois County towns of Buckley and Loda will not be sharing Buckley police officer Chris White. The Loda village boared recently voted down an offer from Bucley officials to share White's services.
Money was the issue. Loda trustees, on a 3-2 vote, felt there were more pressing matters to deal with in the community.
Earlier discussions would have had White gaining more work hours to be split between patrol time in the two towns. Questions about insurance and retirement benefits may have gotten in the way.
Loda officials may have another option to pursue; maybe finding a way to get the lake associations, Bayles Lake and Lake Iroquois, to share the costs of local police help.