Officials to appeal LODD pension to firefighter’s family
Buffalo Grove officials said they aim to overturn a ruling that granted Kevin Hauber’s benefits to his family after he died of job-related colon cancer
By FireRescue1 Staff
After the pension board declared that Kevin Hauber’s colon cancer was caused by his work as a firefighter, the village of Buffalo Grove said they are seeking to overturn the decision to give Hauber’s widow, Kimberly, his $101,549 salary for the rest of her life.
According to the Belleville News-Democrat, if the decision is overturned, Kimberly will instead receive an annual amount of $76,162 until her four daughters reach 18, at which point she would receive around $60,000.
Village officials argue that there is no clear evidence that proves a connection between firefighting and colon cancer.