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An 18-year veteran of the Marseilles Police Department was appointed to Captain at the city council meeting on Wednesday.

Lieutenant Todd Gordon was sworn in after the council’s approval.

Gordon’s background includes four years in the U.S. Armed Services and an employee of the Illinois Department Corrections at Sheridan Correctional Center.

The council also approved the purchase of two 2019 Ford vehicles for use by the Marseilles Water and Sewer Departments through Landmark Ford.

The vehicles will be purchased through short term financing from Ottawa Savings Bank in the amount of $64,000.