Kehoe was identified as a “retired Chicago firefighter” in the Emanuel TV spot that began airing in December 2010 (see below).
But Kehoe wasn’t retired. The Chicago Fire Department district chief has been on paid disability leave after slipping on a driveway during a hazardous-materials call three years ago and suffering shoulder and spine injuries.
Kehoe, 55, gets $91,113 a year tax-free in disability pay in addition to being eligible for free health insurance. It’s likely that Kehoe will collect $870,000 in disability pay by the time he reaches mandatory retirement at age 63, since it’s rare for any Chicago firefighter on disability leave ever to return to duty. His pension is expected to top more than $100,000 a year. ...More HERE