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Ex-Chicago State president to get half of severance in days

The former president of Chicago State University will receive half of his $600,000 severance package by Oct. 1.

The Chicago Tribune reports ( ) that under Thomas Calhoun Jr.'s deal he will receive the other payout in January. The school's trustees approved a separation agreement with Calhoun on Friday. The newspaper obtained the agreement through an open records request.

It's unclear why Calhoun resigned. The agreement includes a provision that neither Calhoun nor trustees discuss circumstances of his departure.

The agreement says Calhoun must move out of the president's house by Oct. 1 and provides him with up to $5,000 in moving expenses. He...