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  • DuPage County officials are considering a proposal for fire protection districts and departments to work together to save money and improve services similar to what the Wheaton Fire Department is doing as a member of the West Suburban Fire-Rescue Alliance.

    DuPage County considering regional fire service conceptMay 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Citing the rising costs associated with responding to emergencies, a group of mayors and fire chiefs is calling on firefighting agencies in DuPage County to voluntarily work together to save money and improve service. “We are trying to get a system for cooperation that will keep prices down, keep costs down and maintain the level of efficiency and service that we already have,” county board member Gary Grasso said.

  • Tilak Patel

    Carol Stream seventh-grader lived life despite health problemsJan 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    A serious heart condition never put a damper on Tilak Patel's winning smile, kind nature and passion for sports, several friends and family members said at the 13-year-old boy's funeral Friday morning. His resolve to smile and live his life to the fullest despite his health issues, was an inspiration to everyone who loved him. "Even though he was 13 years old, it seemed like he had 70 or 80 years of experience under his belt," said his cousin, Kunal Patel.

  • Person stabbed at Carol Stream apartment Jan 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    A person was stabbed Thursday night at an apartment complex in Carol Stream, authorities said. Police were called to the apartment building at 130 Klein Creek Court about 6:40 p.m.

  • Carol Stream family displaced by fireDec 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    Authorities are trying to determine the cause of a Sunday night fire in Carol Stream that left a family displaced. Deputy Chief Robert Hoff said the blaze was on the main floor of the house. “It looks like it might have started in the kitchen area and extended throughout the first floor,” he said.

  • Fire leaves Carol Stream home uninhabitable Jul 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    An early morning attic fire in Carol Stream left a house uninhabitable, authorities said. Firefighters responded to reports of a structure fire at 601 Nez Percé Court after midnight Friday, according to the Carol Stream Fire Protection District.

  • Carol Stream police and firefighters clear a home of wreckage Thursday afternoon after a minivan crashed through the wall of the house on the 600 block of Bluff Street.

    Minivan crashes into Carol Stream house Mar 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    A minivan left the street Thursday afternoon, rumbled through backyards, and smashed through the wall of a house in Carol Stream, authorities said. The car entered the home's living room and dining room, before it came to a stop in the kitchen, but five residents who were home at the time — including two children — were unharmed.

  • Rick Fisher: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Rick Fisher, running for Carol Stream Fire Board (6-year Terms)

  • Del Miller, running for Carol Stream Fire Board (6-year Terms)

    Del Miller: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Del Miller, running for Carol Stream Fire Board (6-year Terms)

  • Brian Jordan, running for Carol Stream Fire Board (6-year Terms)

    Brian Jordan: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Brian Jordan, running for Carol Stream Fire Board (6-year Terms)

  • Mark Carlin: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Mark Carlin, running for Carol Stream Fire Board (6-year Terms)

  • Jeffrey Clark: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Jeffrey Clark, running for Carol Stream Fire Board (6-year Terms)

  • 7 families displaced after Carol Stream apartment fireDec 26, 2012 12:00 AM
    Seven families were displaced after a fire caused damage to a Carol Stream apartment building Wednesday afternoon, according to officials. The fire was limited to two units on the second floor of the eight-unit building, but caused about $250,000 in damage, said Battalion Chief Joe Gilles.

  •  New Carol Stream Deputy Fire Chief Bob Hoff, right, was hired in February as part of a district leadership reorganization plan by Fire Chief Rick Kolomay. Critics on the fire district board suggested Kolomay was molding the position for Hoff, who stepped down two weeks before as Chicago Fire Department commissioner.

    Why Carol Stream fire chief shuffled administrators Aug 20, 2012 12:00 AM
    Carol Stream Fire Chief Rick Kolomay says this year's shuffle in the fire protection district's leadership ranks that brought former Chicago Fire Commissioner Bob Hoff to the district was necessitated by a desire to spread out an ever-increasing workload. Critics have questioned whether Kolomay was molding the position for Hoff. "We reached a point in my second year as fire chief, where I sat with (then-Deputy Chief Perry Johnson) and said, We're here six and a half days out of the week and we operate nights at fires when we have them.'" Kolomay said. "My family and I couldn't keep going that way and nor could his. That was the red flag, the trigger that said we need to reorganize and do this better."

  •  Bob Hoff served as a firefighter in Chicago for more than three decades, eventually rising through the ranks until he was the man in charge. But after stepping down in February, he took a new job in fire service: deputy chief in Carol Stream.

    Former Chicago fire commissioner now deputy chief — in Carol StreamAug 12, 2012 12:00 AM
    Bob Hoff stepped down as Chicago's fire commissioner in February, but soon after got a job offer to become deputy chief for the Carol Stream Fire Protection District. Hoff, 56, said in an interview with the Daily Herald that he still has fire in the belly, even though he's taken a job in a much smaller community with much less going on, and for less pay. "To come here and start — it's a breath of fresh air for me."

  • Hanover Park fire guts second floor of house Jun 9, 2012 12:00 AM
    Investigators are looking for the cause of a fire that caused an estimated $75,000 damage and gutted the second floor of a house in Hanover Park, but have ruled the blaze accidental. No one was home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.

  • Robert Hoff

    Former Chicago fire commissioner to be Carol Stream deputy chief Feb 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    Less than two weeks after stepping down as head of one of the nation's largest fire departments, former Chicago Fire Department Commissioner Robert Hoff has a new job: in Carol Stream. Hoff was hired Monday as the deputy chief of the Carol Stream Fire Protection District.

  • Minor dryer fire damages Carol Stream condo Nov 27, 2011 12:00 AM
    A minor dryer fire Sunday afternoon in Carol Stream was contained to the appliance and a small portion of drywall, according to fire officials.

  • Overheated generator sparks fire on Glenbard East roof Jul 11, 2011 12:00 AM
    A generator which had been running since Glenbard East High School lost power Monday morning, overheated sparking a minor fire on the school's roof Monday evening, according to fire officials.

  • Body found in Carol Stream pond May 12, 2011 12:00 AM
    A man's body was found in a retention pond in Carol Stream Thursday morning and police are investigating.

  • Carol Stream firefighters getting raises Apr 29, 2011 12:00 AM
    Carol Stream firefighters will get pay raises and additional time off as part of a new three-year contract.

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