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Normal mayor takes leave of absence

Normal Mayor Chris Koos is taking a leave of absence this month after getting a prostate cancer diagnosis. 

He was diagnosed late December and needs to go through surgery.

Mayor Koos announced to the public Monday night; expecting to be away about three to four weeks starting Tuesday. 

Councilman Kevin McCarthy will take over Koos' duties until Jeff Fritzen comes back into town.

 "I have full faith in councilman McCarthy and councilman Fritzen," said Chris Koos, Normal Mayor. "We are a team, this is not a leadership vacuum that's happening here. Everyone who sits at this table is capable of doing this job."

Mayor Koos will resume as Mayor when he comes back from leave.

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