Oak Forest appoints Interim Fire Cheif

Oak Forest appoints Interim Fire Cheif

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Wondering

Oak Forest, IL

#1 Jan 22, 2014
http://www.oak-forest.org/file.asp...

Timing of this announcement is suspicious to me, Lipinski is on short-term leave for PERSONAL reasons

Now before I jump the gun, this could possibly something medical in nature, or due to issues with his family. That said, a little more transparency in light of current issues with Sopko, and the department should be a consideration.

If it is family/medical issues, is that information really so privileged that a statement to such can't be given to the public?

Anyone got some details on this?
Resident

Chicago, IL

#2 Jan 22, 2014
Pick up the phone and call them yourself, dumbass.
Wondering

Oak Forest, IL

#3 Jan 22, 2014
Thanks for such an insightful reply, I can play too.

Remove Hank/Troy's dick from your ear and try again.

City Hall spoke, and left out details that should have been given in the first place. Calling them would yield a response of reading back what was issued in the press release. Why waste my time, I have been thru those motions in the past on previous issues. That is the point being made.

Why is it you object to anyone who asks questions of our public servants?
Resident

Chicago, IL

#4 Jan 22, 2014
Want more information? Pick up the phone and call them yourself, dumbass.

And you didn't question any public servants, you posted your conspiratorial thoughts on Topix. Questioning those public servants would require you to pick up a phone a call them yourself, which you clearly are too chicken to do. I also didn't object. I merely called you a dumbass.
Marcos

United States

#5 Jan 22, 2014
Wondering wrote:
Thanks for such an insightful reply, I can play too.
Remove Hank/Troy's dick from your ear and try again.
City Hall spoke, and left out details that should have been given in the first place. Calling them would yield a response of reading back what was issued in the press release. Why waste my time, I have been thru those motions in the past on previous issues. That is the point being made.
Why is it you object to anyone who asks questions of our public servants?
Ever think resident is one of them?
Clean House

Forest Park, IL

#6 Jan 22, 2014
All I know is that this city needs a city hall/administration colon cleansing. Hopefully more people will get caught and go to jail for stealing and abusing power. Maybe the whole deck of cards could go down and we could start fresh. There is no transparency because all these people in power are sucking each other off and they are not going to tell on each other. They want to hide things.
Wondering

Oak Forest, IL

#7 Jan 22, 2014
Marcos wrote:
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Ever think resident is one of them?
You said it ;-)
VET

United States

#8 Jan 23, 2014
Hey clean house. Take a walk over to the police station or fire house and try your logic out on a few of them there. See how they respond to you. There are hard working dedicated people there and you just said they all need to go. Nice work, shitforbrains.

Heres an idea. Go pick up the crap in your trailer and move to another country. Or, shut the fruck up, grow a set, and speak to the people there. Either way you are still the dumbass of the week.
Random Thoughts

Hanover Park, IL

#9 Jan 23, 2014
VET wrote:
Hey clean house. Take a walk over to the police station or fire house and try your logic out on a few of them there. See how they respond to you. There are hard working dedicated people there and you just said they all need to go. Nice work, shitforbrains.
Heres an idea. Go pick up the crap in your trailer and move to another country. Or, shut the fruck up, grow a set, and speak to the people there. Either way you are still the dumbass of the week.
Wow, again seems some folks are being very sensitive to folks posting their questions and opinions! Interesting the name calling stuff, just doesn't send a good impression of the current government unit or the community. I did not get the sense the previous comments about cleaning house had anything to do with Police or Fire Department personnel, it seems more like the Government elected officials are where those statements are directed! There is pause for thought how these comments and the responses are a very stark contradiction of ideas. My oh my, we have two folks indicted for allegations of embezzlement, a Department head goes on leave with a new appointment and you folks have read a great deal into it all. The random thoughts I have is the elected folks are there to serve the public needs, some people believe they are holding aliens in a locker somewhere and others need to name call on this sight - that leads me to the conclusion those folks have something to hide also! Did anyone start to write the pilot movie for this experience, what would the title be - Oak Forest Fire or how about Scandal, maybe the better title would be Dumb and Dumber!! Stop the insults and voice your concerns to the City Government!
Res

Chicago, IL

#10 Jan 23, 2014
Wondering wrote:
http://www.oak-forest.org/file .asp?F=interim+fire+chief.pdf &N=interim+fire+chief.pdf &C=news
Timing of this announcement is suspicious to me, Lipinski is on short-term leave for PERSONAL reasons
Now before I jump the gun, this could possibly something medical in nature, or due to issues with his family. That said, a little more transparency in light of current issues with Sopko, and the department should be a consideration.
If it is family/medical issues, is that information really so privileged that a statement to such can't be given to the public?
Anyone got some details on this?
I understand the Chief is having knee replacement.
Clean House

Forest Park, IL

#11 Jan 23, 2014
VET wrote:
Hey clean house. Take a walk over to the police station or fire house and try your logic out on a few of them there. See how they respond to you. There are hard working dedicated people there and you just said they all need to go. Nice work, shitforbrains.
Heres an idea. Go pick up the crap in your trailer and move to another country. Or, shut the fruck up, grow a set, and speak to the people there. Either way you are still the dumbass of the week.
I am not talking about your average cop or firefighter...unless they got the job because of who they know. I know some outstanding cops who got the position because of merit. Do you know that is the way the system is supposed to work?? I think you are one of the ass suckers that got your job for the wrong reasons with your strong sensitivity with this issue.
I am talking about thiefs. I am talking about public servants that got the job to serve themselves and friends and family- like your buddy and scumbag Sopko. There are more Sopko's in Oak Forest politics.
You are probably one of the people on here telling us Sopko is a class act that is innocent until proven guilty.
Why would you want me to move??? I pay almost $6,000 a year in property taxes. As long as I pay, I am a host to the parasites of the government gravy train.
You are one of them, you are part of the problem.
RES

United States

#12 Jan 23, 2014
Get rid of all the corrupt people in politics? Wow, dumbass, what a novel idea. So now you change your tune from "they're all guilty, throw em all out" to " just the corrupt ones".

Gutless, but typical. You want someone else to go confront them while you sit back in your easy chair, pitiful and too afraid to show your head at a council meeting or firehouse. Too chicken to call them and demand they tell you what his "personal reason" was. If you have time to post here, you have time to call the city and ask. Your daddy raised a wuss and your mother was too busy hand jobbing hitchhikers to even care.
Random Thoughts

Hanover Park, IL

#13 Jan 23, 2014
RES wrote:
Get rid of all the corrupt people in politics? Wow, dumbass, what a novel idea. So now you change your tune from "they're all guilty, throw em all out" to " just the corrupt ones".
Gutless, but typical. You want someone else to go confront them while you sit back in your easy chair, pitiful and too afraid to show your head at a council meeting or firehouse. Too chicken to call them and demand they tell you what his "personal reason" was. If you have time to post here, you have time to call the city and ask. Your daddy raised a wuss and your mother was too busy hand jobbing hitchhikers to even care.
How do you their Daddy raised a wuss and mother was hand jobbing hitchhickers? You have not explained your points, just adding more fuel to the fire again! The most recent history in Oak Forest - Former PW Director sent to Prison, then Former Fire Chief left to retire due to questionable activities, now an alleged Embezzler as a Deputy Fire Chief, now let's think could there be some other issues that are still presenting themselves to our city government folks. When their Mom's finished the hitchhikers, they may have went to your Mom's house for a comparison. Oak Forest the city of families - but only if the Government folks can get something out of it!
Clean House

Forest Park, IL

#14 Jan 23, 2014
RES wrote:
Get rid of all the corrupt people in politics? Wow, dumbass, what a novel idea. So now you change your tune from "they're all guilty, throw em all out" to " just the corrupt ones".
Gutless, but typical. You want someone else to go confront them while you sit back in your easy chair, pitiful and too afraid to show your head at a council meeting or firehouse. Too chicken to call them and demand they tell you what his "personal reason" was. If you have time to post here, you have time to call the city and ask. Your daddy raised a wuss and your mother was too busy hand jobbing hitchhikers to even care.
Yes, I want someone else to confront them like the feds or state police. I can't go to city hall and have people arrested dip-shit.
I know you are one of these jag offs that got the job because mommy and daddy sucked off the right people. Go out and actually earn a job you pampered POS and then you could come to me and talk about toughness.
RES

Chicago, IL

#15 Jan 23, 2014
Any time, any place. Right after you call the "feds" and explain why you want them arrested.

Your lack of intelligence on the subject grows more apparent with every word you type.

Dumbass of the year.
GrownUps__Really

Wentzville, MO

#16 Jan 23, 2014
Jerry Jerry Jeery Jerry Jerry........oh wait that show had adults on it!
Wondering

Oak Forest, IL

#18 Jan 24, 2014
Via Patch;

UPDATED (2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23): A city spokeswoman would not say why Chief Terry Lipinski is taking personal leave at this time.

Via the Southtown;

"It was unclear what the leave was for or when it began. City administrator Troy Ishler did not return a message seeking comment."

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Exactly what I stated in reply #3. They spoke in a press release, and have stuck to not providing any information other than was already released. Conspiracy, hmmm. Well we all know you intended this in the pejorative as a jab, but I was simply speculating. Hell, in the other other thread a similarly rude poster states that it's medical in nature and to shut the hell up. Why is city hall so tight lipped about that, effective communication to residents the first time is the issue here. City Hall's lack of simply being upfront, especially in light of recent events doesn't instill confidence or reflect well.
Lyndsay L

Hanover Park, IL

#19 Jan 24, 2014
Wondering wrote:
Via Patch;
UPDATED (2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23): A city spokeswoman would not say why Chief Terry Lipinski is taking personal leave at this time.
Via the Southtown;
"It was unclear what the leave was for or when it began. City administrator Troy Ishler did not return a message seeking comment."
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Exactly what I stated in reply #3. They spoke in a press release, and have stuck to not providing any information other than was already released. Conspiracy, hmmm. Well we all know you intended this in the pejorative as a jab, but I was simply speculating. Hell, in the other other thread a similarly rude poster states that it's medical in nature and to shut the hell up. Why is city hall so tight lipped about that, effective communication to residents the first time is the issue here. City Hall's lack of simply being upfront, especially in light of recent events doesn't instill confidence or reflect well.
Since maybe the adults can have a conversation here - the City should have put out in their release that this was a "planned personal leave of absence". Due to HIPAA Laws our great city government could not identify a medical issue if that is what it truly the reason for the time away. The folks asking to get together for the kiddy games, maybe you should be waiting for "Fight Nights at St. Damians". This really is not all that hard to have a adult conversation here, but too many want to send out the bashing comments, sure makes me realize why Oak Forest is just such a great town. Open Government, open communication and a group of folks that cannot hold a conversation without insulting our intelligence!
Maybe you folks should be attending the city meetings to see how well your government is handling your affairs. If you have something to say, Come up to the meetings and say it! Don't sit at the restaurants in our town stating your opinions, they are better served at the city government. You pay enough taxes, if you think the issues you have need explanation, go to the council, they are supposedly you representatives.
FastEddie

Chicago, IL

#20 Jan 24, 2014
Hey Lyndsay, ever seen council youself? Have you noticed the treament people recieve when they do complain? If you are a friend of the administration you can sit there and yap as long as you want. If you are not a friend, you are told the policy is now 3 min. to state your issue. After that, no one is gven anyting that even resembles respect. Either no answer from mayor or some patronizing or ridiculing statement from an alderman after the resident leaves the table. Nobody answers or explains anything to residents at a council meeting. That should cover why people no longer have any confidence in the city's complaint process and why residents will not go to council and complain.
Clean House

Forest Park, IL

#21 Jan 25, 2014
Maybe someone here can explain the duties of the deputy fire chief to me?? Is it a necessary position or is it a highly paid political position that is totally wasteful?? Will the OFFD survive without the position?? Can that money be utilized somewhere else??
Seems like a good place to trim some fat in our desperate financial situation.

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