Oak Forest Fire Chief to Retire after...

Oak Forest Fire Chief to Retire after Six Years with Department

There are 14 comments on the Patch.com story from Jun 6, 2014, titled Oak Forest Fire Chief to Retire after Six Years with Department. In it, Patch.com reports that:

After six years of service, Oak Forest Fire Department Chief Terry Lipinski has announced his retirement, effective June 27. "We are grateful for Terry's service and dedication to the City of Oak Forest," said Mayor Hank Kuspa.

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Of res

Chicago, IL

#1 Jun 6, 2014
You don't know what you got, till it's gone! OF will soon realize how great this guy is!

Since: May 14

Matteson, IL

#2 Jun 6, 2014
Of res wrote:
You don't know what you got, till it's gone! OF will soon realize how great this guy is!
So what you are saying is there isn't anybody within the FD who could effectively lead??

Since: May 14

Matteson, IL

#3 Jun 6, 2014
Welfare Country wrote:
<quoted text>So what you are saying is there isn't anybody within the FD who could effectively lead??
I know OF will realize a salary savings.
Retied FF

New Lenox, IL

#4 Jun 7, 2014
Welfare, you are a very envious person to make that statement or you dislike Terry. I have know the chief for years and find him to be a good man. Best of luck Chief Lipinski!

Since: May 14

United States

#5 Jun 7, 2014
Retied FF wrote:
Welfare, you are a very envious person to make that statement or you dislike Terry. I have know the chief for years and find him to be a good man. Best of luck Chief Lipinski!
I never said be was a bad person. The original post makes it seem like nobody else with the FD can effectively lead. My statements were based on that interpretation.

Since: May 14

United States

#6 Jun 7, 2014
Welfare Country wrote:
<quoted text>I never said be was a bad person. The original post makes it seem like nobody else with the FD can effectively lead. My statements were based on that interpretation.
He was..... & within the FD.....
EnjoyThePension

Chicago, IL

#7 Jun 7, 2014
enjoy your pension courtesy of the taxpayers.
Marcos

United States

#8 Jun 7, 2014
EnjoyThePension wrote:
enjoy your pension courtesy of the taxpayers.
Actually his pension was paid by him and the department..... just like anyone who gets social security.

Since: May 14

Matteson, IL

#9 Jun 7, 2014
Marcos wrote:
<quoted text>Actually his pension was paid by him and the department..... just like anyone who gets social security.
True that!! Also add Medicare in there as well and all are going bankrupt. People ask why.......Irresponsible politicians!!!!!! At least most responsible government bodies in select communities monitor and make the necessary contributions which in turn reaps millions in the reserves. Medicare and social security are millions in the red!

Since: May 14

Matteson, IL

#10 Jun 7, 2014
Marcos wrote:
<quoted text>Actually his pension was paid by him and the department..... just like anyone who gets social security.
At least he earned a pension by working and making contributions. People on welfare do absolutely nothing and yet criticism on this issue is minimal when compared to pensions. I take that back, these low life's ask for more and our politicians are happy to oblige!!! Can't forget our illegal Immigrants who pilfer from public aid and Medicare as well!!
EnjoyThePension

Chicago, IL

#11 Jun 7, 2014
Paid for with tax money! If all public workers paid their own pensions then we would not have the one of the largest deficits in the countrty, would we. Illinois is the most fiscally irresponsible state when it comes to pensions.

Since: May 14

United States

#12 Jun 7, 2014
EnjoyThePension wrote:
Paid for with tax money! If all public workers paid their own pensions then we would not have the one of the largest deficits in the countrty, would we. Illinois is the most fiscally irresponsible state when it comes to pensions.
I guess you can say the same with Medicare or social security. If people paid their own share we wouldn't have those deficits!!
Marcos

United States

#13 Jun 8, 2014
EnjoyThePension wrote:
Paid for with tax money! If all public workers paid their own pensions then we would not have the one of the largest deficits in the countrty, would we. Illinois is the most fiscally irresponsible state when it comes to pensions.
Yes paid for with his money and a matching contribution from his employer .... just like social security is funded! And all pensions are not in trouble ... only the ones funded by the state are in trouble because the illinois general assembly didn't pay their share.
Res

Chicago, IL

#14 Jun 9, 2014
Oak forest is famous for hiring double dippers. The Fire Chief, the Police Chief, and Ordinance Enforcement Officer all draw lucritive pensions from other communities, except the O.E. who draws his pension from O.F, and draw salaries from O.F. While this does not affect pension expenditures, it surely affects the ability to hire fresh blood from the departments.

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