Res

Oak Forest, IL

#46 Dec 28, 2013
Absolutely wrote:
Would be interesting to know if they paid Arbor Park for using the field or the Park District for using it's facility for indoor practice for the lax group they started. Did they use park district purchased equipment? If any of us walked in and said we wanted to use either, we'd be charged. Didn't he also start a girls softball team a few years ago?
Lacrosse is a Park district program, people pay to participate.just like softball, wrestling and all the other Park District programs. The district has a agreement with the schools to use their land. Why should they have to pay extra for use of the facilities. You should check the facts before you open your moronic mouth.
Alan

Chicago, IL

#47 Dec 28, 2013
People need to die then!!
Res

Oak Forest, IL

#49 Dec 29, 2013
Alan wrote:
People need to die then!!
Only ignorant posters who only post to see their name in print.
FAD

Evanston, IL

#50 Dec 30, 2013
Have not heard anything further about the status of this case anything new? No further comments from Palos Heights, Oak Forest, other taxing bodies anyone hear anything new? Probably nothing until 01/06/14, sure is quiet at this point. That does not bode well for OF!

Wonder why this keeps happening in our town??
Res

Oak Forest, IL

#51 Dec 30, 2013
FAD wrote:
Have not heard anything further about the status of this case anything new? No further comments from Palos Heights, Oak Forest, other taxing bodies anyone hear anything new? Probably nothing until 01/06/14, sure is quiet at this point. That does not bode well for OF!
Wonder why this keeps happening in our town??
This did not happen in OF. Why would you put your town down for money that was stolen elsewhere. I venture to say that if this was attempted here it would have been nipped at the bud. Oak forest learned a lot from the past history and protection is in place to protect against it.
Riddle me this

Chicago, IL

#52 Dec 30, 2013
did you ever stop and think that there are no further comments from Palos, Oak Forest or any other taxing body because there isnothing more to say right now? they are arrested, charges have been made public now you wait for the trial. Anything else is pure gossip but that is pretty much what most of the posters on this site live on. Gossip is like oxygen for most of you.
Incredulous

Justice, IL

#53 Dec 30, 2013
This does not look good for OF - not because the money was stolen from OF but because well-connected people who work in government positions in the city are, once again, accused of stealing money. The headlines all read,:OFFD Deputy..." and "OF Couple..." When people start reading this and start searching online they find the past OF scandals.

I do hope that OF Park District takes a good look at themselves after this. There are a lot of stories over the past several years of money missing from different programs. And, a lot of board members from these programs leaving or being removed when they bring up the subject of missing money. Not saying Charlie had anything to do with the missing money from the programs but it may shed some light about why some people on the Park Dist. board might want to sweep the allegations under the carpet instead of actually investigating. Once you start an investigation into one group, other problems usually surface and they might have wanted to stay as far away from this as possible.

Arbor Park school district & PTA really need to investigate as well.
Tired of stupid comments

South Holland, IL

#54 Dec 30, 2013
How do you get off saying firefighters in this town are a joke?
burned wrote:
Forgot about the Oak Fest, they probably all skim of that. This town is run by the men's club. They are all friends and interconnected somehow. Like I said firefighters are a joke here, loaded with cheaters to.
Axeman

Orland Park, IL

#55 Dec 31, 2013
Tired of stupid comments wrote:
How do you get off saying firefighters in this town are a joke?
<quoted text>
Open your eyes DUM DUM !
Tired of stupid comments

South Holland, IL

#56 Dec 31, 2013
Open your eyes dum dum is your answer. Wow great point .
Axeman wrote:
<quoted text>
Open your eyes DUM DUM !
me too

Oak Forest, IL

#57 Jan 1, 2014
Oak Forest firefighters are not a joke. Most are hard working, dedicated professionals. They have to deal with their reputation being sullied by someone given a political reward. He had no real duties and showed up for work when/if he felt like it. Nothing ever done because he was the Mayor's buddy. Rewarded for not showing up to work with a vehicle to drive his kids from here to Timbuktu, putting more miles on it in less than a year than most of us put on ours in two or more at the expense of the taxpayers. If he ends up being relieved of his duties I hope they take more care with the selection, but fear it will be another one that is self centered and worried about what's in it for them.
Tired of stupid comments wrote:
How do you get off saying firefighters in this town are a joke?
<quoted text>
interesting

Oak Forest, IL

#58 Jan 1, 2014
Can you please explain "a lot of board members from these programs leaving or being removed"? Do you mean, for example, that softball complained they had money missing then all of the sudden a board member from softball was gone? Or was the person doing the complaining replaced? Which programs? And are you saying that these incidents weren't brought to light because it may have caused all programs to be audited which would have eventually lead to lacrosse? If money was missing were there investigations? Was money returned? Anyone charged? Isn't that stealing from taxpayers? Why wasn't this made public?
Incredulous wrote:
This does not look good for OF - not because the money was stolen from OF but because well-connected people who work in government positions in the city are, once again, accused of stealing money. The headlines all read,:OFFD Deputy..." and "OF Couple..." When people start reading this and start searching online they find the past OF scandals.
I do hope that OF Park District takes a good look at themselves after this. There are a lot of stories over the past several years of money missing from different programs. And, a lot of board members from these programs leaving or being removed when they bring up the subject of missing money. Not saying Charlie had anything to do with the missing money from the programs but it may shed some light about why some people on the Park Dist. board might want to sweep the allegations under the carpet instead of actually investigating. Once you start an investigation into one group, other problems usually surface and they might have wanted to stay as far away from this as possible.
Arbor Park school district & PTA really need to investigate as well.
interesting

Oak Forest, IL

#59 Jan 1, 2014
I don't think it's fair to paint all firefighters with the same brush. I think most of them are stand up guys, though I would say there's at least one that is as self serving as Sopko seems to be. I will agree with your men's club statement. I would hope they are a bit more careful with his replacement if they go down that road but bet they won't. It will be another political hack. I believe this so much I have written a name and placed it in a sealed envelope like Carnac the Magnificent. I have given this to my wife for safekeeping. If Sopko is replaced she will open the envelope. If my prediction is correct she must mow the lawn for the entire summer following the replacement. Its sad that it's like this. It's sad that Oak Forest has a history of one term mayors. We now have a mayor in his second term but only because he ran unopposed. Why did he run unopposed? Was it really that people thought he did a good job or was it apathy? Was it because people don't want to get involved in the dirty politics in Oak Forest? I hope that new alderman runs next time, can't think of his name right now but he seems like a fair guy that wouldn't just give these positions to political pals or at least if he did they'd still be expected to do their job, be professional and courteous. What do you mean about firefighters cheating? How did they cheat?
burned wrote:
Forgot about the Oak Fest, they probably all skim of that. This town is run by the men's club. They are all friends and interconnected somehow. Like I said firefighters are a joke here, loaded with cheaters to.
Hate

Oak Forest, IL

#60 Jan 2, 2014
I hate blogs and people who post on them to make themselves feel important. If I had time to investigate I would expose your real names.
concerned taxpayer

Frankfort, IL

#61 Jan 2, 2014
Hate wrote:
I hate blogs and people who post on them to make themselves feel important. If I had time to investigate I would expose your real names.
Please find the time and do it
tim

Chicago, IL

#63 Jan 2, 2014
I will be the next D/C
Normie

Orland Park, IL

#64 Jan 3, 2014
Previous posters stated that the position of Deputy Chief had no duties. Perhaps the position should be eliminated.
AxeMan

Midlothian, IL

#65 Jan 3, 2014
I think Midlothian has two deputy fire chiefs, apparently it's a political position.
Actually

United States

#66 Jan 4, 2014
I believe what was said earlier was that he wasn't doing his duties. I am sure there are plenty of DC that do have duties and perform them well, but you are correct, no one has been doing that job do we need it.
Normie wrote:
Previous posters stated that the position of Deputy Chief had no duties. Perhaps the position should be eliminated.
Normie

Orland Park, IL

#67 Jan 4, 2014
Well spoken. I stand corrected.

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