An article HERE on states that:

Former Riverside Fire Chief Kevin Mulligan has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the village and Fire Capt. Matthew Buckley, who Mulligan alleges mounted a campaign to oust him beginning in 2008 on the grounds that the chief was intoxicated several times while on duty.

Mulligan, a 22-year veteran of the fire department, was named chief in 2006. He was terminated by telephone the day after the March 28 Village Board meeting.

Mulligan was replaced as chief by Spencer Kimura in August.