Please, forgive me for what I am about to say because this story pisses me off.

According to, "The village of Buffalo Grove will appeal a decision from its Fire Pension Board granting line-of-duty death benefits to the family of a veteran firefighter who died this year after a lengthy battle with cancer," officials announced Wednesday.

Are you freaking kidding me?

The way people treat others because of money never ceases to amaze me. This is a man who put his life on the line on a daily basis to protect the Village of Buffalo Grove.

Kevin Hauber is the firefighter's name and he was awarded line-of-duty benefits because it was ruled that his cancer was caused by his duties as a firefighter. To try and reverse that decision takes a person (monster) with no moral fiber. Kinda like stealing candy from a baby.

"As leaders, we must ensure any increased pension liabilities that raise the property tax burden on residents, businesses and property owners are fairly levied; we believe this case does not meet the legal standard to justify a 100 percent line-of-duty death benefit," Village President Beverly Sussman said in announcing the appeal.

First responders and military personnel always get the short end of the stick and I am sick of it.

This is a bunch of penny-pinching crap. I am gonna get out of here before I say something that gets me fired. I hope you will make some noise about this and help put the pressure on.

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