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City of Quincy to Purchase Bike Helmets

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

When spring rolls back around, city officials want to make sure kids who are riding their bikes to school will be playing it safe.

Tuesday night aldermen voted to purchase five hundred bicycle helmets for just over three thousand dollars.

The money would be reimbursed by the Illinois Safe Routes to School program.

City planner Chuck Bevelheimer says they are working alongside Adams County Safe Kids Coalition on this project. 

"To learn to ride and how to be safe on a bike and how to be safe on the streets, and so it's geared to being safe all around to elementary kids," he said.

The council also approved extending the sewer system for Prince Agri Product's new building.

A new police officer, Faren Lindsey, was also sworn in.

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