Village administrator resigns

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RANTOUL, Ill. (WCIA) — Village administrator Jeff Fiegenschuh announced he will be stepping down next month.

He will be moving further north to Rochelle, Illinois, to begin working as their city administrator.

Fiegenschuh said he received backlash after his controversial decision to reroute Rantoul’s storm sewer linings made it easier for him to look at other job possibilities.

He accepted this position for two reasons.

He was very impressed with the Rochelle community, and he said he got a strong impression of the city’s leadership.

In addition, the move puts him closer to his two daughters, one of which goes to Northern Illinois University.

“That was part of the decision obviously,” said Fiegenschuh. “Being closer to my kids was one of the decision factors. Rantoul is a great community and I’m going to miss it dearly.”

Fiegenschuh’s last day with Rantoul will be September 8th, and he’ll start the new job in Rochelle three days after.

He said the process for finding his replacement should start soon, but he will not be involved with it.

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