Village Administrator Kurt Carroll is leaving Shorewood to take a job with New Lenox, a source said.

Carroll could not be reached for comment.

Carroll has been the top man in Shorewood government since January 2001.

Carroll was working as an assistant city manager in Munster, Ind., when he was hired by Shorewood. He is heading to New Lenox to take the administrator post for that village, "probably for more money," the source said.

New Lenox Mayor Tim Baldermann confirmed that Caroll is coming on board.

"He is," Baldermann said. "We're just finalizing the details with him.

"It will be approved on May 9," Baldermann said. "His start date is May 31."

The Village of Shorewood is paying Carroll in excess of $110,000 a year, the source said, and has yet to line up a successor for the outgoing village manager.

"It probably won't be somebody making as much money at this stage of the game because we don't have that much going on," the source said.

Carroll will remain with Shorewood for about a month before leaving, the source said.

Updated at 12:32 p.m. April 20.

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