Palatine remembers firefighters who made 'supreme sacrifices'
Feb 24, 2014 12:12 PM -
Palatine on Sunday recognized the three volunteer firefighters who died in the devastating "Ben Franklin fire" of 1973. Richard Freeman, John Wilson and Warren Ahlgrim died while fighting the blaze in the basement of the five-and-dime store in downtown Palatine. Tracy Telesco, daughter of Richard Freeman, traveled from Arizona to attend. "I'm here because this is the story of my father," she said.