Excerpts from the nwherald.com:

Former Huntley Fire Protection District Chief Ken Caudle’s retirement will leave him unable to collect a pension for 11 years. He was put on administrative leave in the summer  and continued to get his $119,240 salary until he retired from the district Jan. 5.

The 49-year-old had 17 years and eight months of credible service with the district, Fire Chief Scott Ravagnie said. According to Illinois pension law, if a firefighter serves less than
20 years, he or she cannot receive a pension until age 60.

Ravagnie said Caudle will not receive any benefits from the district in retirement, and his retirement agreement did not include any financial aspects.

?Before he stepped down, Caudle’s new contract took effect in May and was set to run through April 2020, district documents show. When he resigned as chief and asked to return to the rank of battalion chief, he set a retirement date for Nov. 10, 2019, according to documents.

Former Fire Chief Jim Saletta, who now is a district trustee, previously said the board would vote on Caudle’s retirement contract at its meeting Tuesday. Saletta said he was misled, and the district will not vote on the contract. The district’s attorney said the board is not required to vote on retirements.