Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Tinley Park trustees have approved naming Daniel Riordan interim fire chief once Chief Ken Dunn retires at the end of this month.

Riordan, 58, is deputy chief of fire prevention with the department, where he has served for 35 years. His term as interim chief begins July 1 and runs through Sept. 30.

Dunn, who has been the department’s chief since 1996, announced his retirement in March.

The department was founded in 1901 and currently has 121 part-time firefighters, with the department operating four stations and a fire training tower next to the village’s police station, according to the village’s website.

During the interim period, the village plans to use a search firm to find a replacement for Dunn, although a firm has not yet been hired. The search will consider candidates from within as well as outside the department.

Riordan, who is senior inspector in the department’s fire prevention bureau, said he had not yet decided whether to apply for the position.

thanks Dennis