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  • Elgin man killed when machine explodes in Carol Stream Feb 4, 2015 10:00 AM
    A 35-year-old Elgin man was killed late Monday night when the machinery he was working on exploded inside a Carol Stream factory, authorities said. Chad Nelson was using compressed air to test a machine for leaks when the machine exploded around 9:30 p.m. at MAAC Machinery, 590 Tower Blvd., on the village's east side, Carol Stream Fire District Battalion Chief Rob Schultz said. Schultz said Nelson was killed in the explosion, which did not damage the building.

  • None hurt after minivan slams through 3 rooms of Bloomingdale home Dec 25, 2014 11:23 PM
    No one was injured after a minivan slammed into a Bloomingdale home, breaking through three rooms before coming to a halt Thursday night. Battalion Chief Chris Wilson, of the Bloomingdale Fire Protection District, said there was no one in the house at the time of the crash because the family was celebrating Christmas at their relatives in a different town. “The day before they had 40 people in the house,” Wilson said.

  • Fire battalion chief terminated Dec 16, 2014 5:30 AM
    After months of disciplinary proceedings, Carol Stream Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Joseph Gilles was terminated. His attorney vowed an appeal after Monday's hearing.

  • Former Carol Stream paramedic to receive disability pension Aug 1, 2014 6:31 PM
    A former Carol Stream Fire Protection District paramedic, who is the subject of a lawsuit regarding a patient’s death, has applied for and will receive non-duty disability pension benefits. Carey Zabran’s benefits were approved Thursday by the fire district’s pension board. The benefits will total 50 percent of her pensionable salary.

  • DuPage County considering regional fire service concept May 7, 2014 5:10 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.

  • Carol Stream seventh-grader lived life despite health problems Jan 11, 2014 10:41 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 9:08 PM
    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 fire Dec 30, 2013 2:29 PM
    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 9:35 PM
    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.

  • Minivan crashes into Carol Stream house Mar 14, 2013 11:02 PM
    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.

  • Mark Carlin: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:36 PM
    Candidate information for Mark Carlin, running for Carol Stream Fire Board (6-year Terms)

  • Rick Fisher: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:36 PM
    Candidate information for Rick Fisher, running for Carol Stream Fire Board (6-year Terms)

  • Del Miller: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:36 PM
    Candidate information for Del Miller, running for Carol Stream Fire Board (6-year Terms)

  • Brian Jordan: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:36 PM
    Candidate information for Brian Jordan, running for Carol Stream Fire Board (6-year Terms)

  • Jeffrey Clark: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:36 PM
    Candidate information for Jeffrey Clark, running for Carol Stream Fire Board (6-year Terms)

  • 7 families displaced after Carol Stream apartment fire Dec 26, 2012 9:01 PM
    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.

  • Why Carol Stream fire chief shuffled administrators Aug 20, 2012 2:35 PM
    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."

  • Former Chicago fire commissioner now deputy chief — in Carol Stream Aug 12, 2012 7:02 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 11:23 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.

  • Former Chicago fire commissioner to be Carol Stream deputy chief Feb 28, 2012 11:28 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.

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