Fired, suspended firefighters get jobs back

May 31, 2012 3:20:33 PM PDT
Some Chicago firefighters fired or suspended for falsely padding their mileage expense reports by thousands of dollars have been given a second chance.

An arbitrator overturned the city inspector general's ruling and ordered that four firefighters assigned to the Fire Prevention Bureau be re-hired and serve 40-day suspensions.The arbitrator also reduced lengthy suspensions for 44 other firefighters and allowed two supervisors to rescind their resignations.

A captain was ordered to serve a 40-day suspension and a lieutenant was handed 25 unpaid days off.