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Ex-Carpentersville fire chief says he wasn't paid to leave

Ex-Carpentersville fire chief says he wasn't paid to leave

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Then-Carpentersville Fire Chief John Schuldt, front center, and fire department members display pieces of the World Trade Center that are featured in a monument dedicated to Carpentersville firefighters and to those who perished during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Schuldt, who retired in February, helped secure a Governor's Hometown Award in 2012 for the monument.

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The former longtime Carpentersville fire chief who was on paid administrative leave before he retired last month, said the village didn't pay him to leave. Moreover, the separation agreement he signed says that he could be asked to consult with the village when it hires a permanent replacement. "I chose to retire," John Schuldt said.
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    •  Then-Carpentersville Fire Chief John Schuldt, front center, and fire department members display pieces of the World Trade Center that are featured in a monument dedicated to Carpentersville firefighters and to those who perished during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Schuldt, who retired in February, helped secure a Governorís Hometown Award in 2012 for the monument.
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